Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River, Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to spend the day together engaged in 19th-century farming. Share stories with each other and the farm hands while experiencing the garden, meeting animals and helping with the cooking. Grandparents are admitted free when accompanied by a grandchild.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Become a super-sleuth and use clues to solve a mystery at the Ramsey House. During this 3-day camp, kids will explore primary source materials like the Ramsey House itself, artifacts inside the home, letters, journals and recipes. Campers will comb through the evidence to reveal the mystery. A new mystery will be presented each day. At the end of camp, each child will be certified a Ramsey House History Detective. For boys and girls ages 11-13.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, Learn to apply porcupine quills using the appliqu method, a method that applies quills directly to craft material, birch bark and leather. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of 5 participants is required. Children under 18 must by accompanied by an adult. Registration is required 3 days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms available on Saturday night for all workshop participants at Grand Casino Mille
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Grab a trowel and get ready for an archeological dig at Historic Fort Snelling. Campers will spend the day with archeologists and historians who will help them learn how to do archeological work including research, digging and sifting at a recreated dig site and working with scientific equipment in a lab. Space is limited to 10 per camp. For ages 10-14.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, There is more to pie than meets the eye. A good cook and plenty of food held a logging camp together. While meat, potatoes and beans were the cook shack staples, it was the pies the men loved most. Cooks worked with ingredients they had on hand to make delicious and wholesome pies. This event allows visitors to compare and contrast pies served in the logging camps with modern day creations. Visitors are encouraged to bring a recipe to share.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, In todays fast paced world the art of social graces can get lost along the way. Victorian girls, like the Ramsey granddaughters Anita and Laura Furness, were expected to attend finishing school where they learned the arts of personal interaction and good manners. In this one-of-a kind day camp, young ladies will dress up in Victorian outfits and learn about Victorian fashion, etiquette, dancing and poise. Open to girls 9-12.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Ramsey After Dark explores specific historical themes and topics of the Victorian era. Experience history in new and creative ways such as through theatre, food, music and games.
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, Seaplane development went from strength to strength, with Seaplanes becoming the largest aircraft in the world by the end of the First World War. Seaplanes saw the dawn of the aviation industry as they could accommodate large numbers of passengers between continents and only required a smooth body of water to land. Film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop are available for a short time before and after the film screening.
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Build creativity with this dynamic hands-on arts focused day camp. Play music, create stories, build books and bake bread all while exploring how the riverfront district was built, rebuilt and is now a rich cultural area. Arts on the River Camp offers children a new experience each day to build their own creativity at four top arts centers, including Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and MacPhail Center for Music. Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and walk with camp leaders, less than three blocks, to each art organization. For ages 9-11.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Explore an important year for the United States and for the Ramsey family in this children's program. Children and their parents can use a timeline map to explore the Ramsey House and learn about new inventions of the era. Children will be able to sample just baked goodies from the kitchen. Before and after the event, children can create and take home their own time capsule.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, Children will learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. Stories and refreshments are free, the beaded ring kit is $3 and includes materials for the ring and an instructional handout. Please allow an hour to make the ring. This project is recommended for children age 8 and up.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Explore some of the survival skills used by Early American Indians. Throughout the day visitors can try to start a fire using primitive methods; from 1 to 3 p.m. they can make an atlatl (spear thrower) and then learn how to throw a spear at a bison target; and from 3 to 5 p.m. they can observe a flintknapper demonstrate how to create stone projectile points (arrowheads) and then try making one themselves. A collection of atlatls will be on display throughout the day.
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Reserve your spot on the museums Koch Observation Deck for the best view of the Minneapolis Red White and Boom fireworks display. A limited number of tickets are available for this unique package, which includes same-day admission to the museum between 10 and 5 p.m. Entrance to the Observation Deck begins at 9:30 p.m. fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River, Celebrate the Farmer's Fourth of July at the Kelley Farm. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn, watch the spring lambs prance about and take a horse-drawn trolley ride along the nature trail. Visitors can also join in 19th-century games like townball, the precursor to modern baseball, and participate in an oratory and debate from the front porch. Enjoy the company of family and friends along with the farm's costumed staff and celebrate the most important holiday in America in the 19th century.
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Celebrate our nations independence at Historic Fort Snelling with activities that showcase what life was like in the early 1800s. At every turn, guests will encounter costumed interpreters, performances, exhibits and hands-on learning fun. Hear the roar of cannon salutes, explore the history of slavery in Minnesota and the part Fort Snelling played in the great debate over freedom during the 1800s, watch a War of 1812 "mock-battle" on the Parade Ground celebrating Colonel Snelling's victory at the Battle of Oak Woods, witness a military dress parade, hear patriotic and military fife and drum music and try your hand at historic games.
Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, From 1896-1905, hundreds of skilled workers came together to create one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the United States. Iron beams were riveted together to create the buildings framework and derricks lifted cut stone into place inside and outside the states third capitol building. A 90-minute guided tour features the construction methods used, the planners and the workers who helped create the states third capitol building. Learn how the building elements, decorations and furnishings come together to create a harmonious blend of architecture and art in Minnesota's most important public building.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, Learn how to store and work with birch bark in this one-day workshop. Participants will make a large basket to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of 5 participants required to host workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required 3 days prior to workshop.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Create American Indian hand-crafted objects. From 1 to 3 p.m. learn how to use fibers from native plants to make cordage, also known as string. From 3 to 5 p.m. Use clay to create pinch or coil pots while learning about traditional American Indian pottery.
North West Company Fur Post, Pine City, By shaping stone into sharp tools and projectiles, ancient people were able to hunt animals as big as mastodons. Discover the craft of making spear points and arrowheads. Watch as modern flint knappers from around the country demonstrate their skills. Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Flint Knappers Guild.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Enjoy happy hour at the Alexander Ramsey House. Sip, snack and socialize in the Ramsey mansion while learning about a variety of history topics and themes. Snacks and two drink tickets included in price of admission. This program is for people age 21 and older.
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