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.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River, Children of all ages can join in the chores that kids did on farms more than 100 years ago. Families worked together and children had a role. Help load hay into a wagon pulled by Coulter and Toby, the farms oxen, and then help unload it into the barn. Kids can also try to get the laundry clean using a scrub board without the calves eating the soap, haul baskets of weeds out of the garden, and play Cats Cradle or Grandmothers Footsteps and other 19th century games.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Join a guide on a prairie tour to discover interesting information about the prairie ecosystem while searching for grasses and flowers. Prairie tours start at 2 p.m. each day. While at the site, view the rock carvings and learn more about the people who created them. Guide petroglyph tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m.Offered daily at 2 p.m. Adventures in Nature is a hands-on series that provides opportunities to learn about American Indian culture, prairies and archaeology. A new theme will be explored each week.
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Davy Crockett was a living legend during the early 1800s and tales of his adventures spread across the world. Campers will learn the skills Crockett and others like him used on the frontier including tracking animals, using flint and steel and 1800s soldiering. Campers will also learn about American Indian history and much more. Space is limited to 14. For ages 9 to 12.Session I: June 24-27Session II: July 22-25
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.Session I: June 23-25Session II: July 21-23
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, The 1940s come to life as visitors explore World War II and Minnesotas role on battlefields and at home. Thousands of Minnesotans joined the military at Fort Snelling during the war. Costumed staff, period displays, weapon firing demonstrations and an encampment of Allied reenactors occupy the historic fort during this special weekend devoted to Minnesota's Greatest Generation. Enjoy displays of vintage vehicles, watch weapons firings and more. Guests can also participate in a 1940s radio "broadcast" and enjoy a re-created USO show.
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, Tours geared for children highlight this popular annual event. Families can learn about the children who lived at the light station, join in special games and participate in a scavenger hunt. Free admission for ages 17 and under.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Hands-on activities will capture childrens imaginations by immersing them in the lives of lumber camp workers from the early 1900s. At the camp children can help saw wood, count beans, make nails, make cookie dough, stamp a log, cross haul a sled and race gray-backs. Then it's time for fun with games like prune in a spoon races and raisin spitting.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Enjoy a photographic journey through the petroglyphs as an interpreter shares "Hands Upon the Rock" a book containing stories and insights about the carvings.
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Experience the life described in Laura Ingalls Wilders "Little House" books. Campers will sing the songs, play the games, and make the food and crafts that Wilder learned while growing up on the western frontier in the 19th century. This camp focuses on the first four of the books in the series: "Little House in the Big Woods," "Little House on the Prairie," "Farmer Boy" and "On the Banks of Plum Creek." Space is limited to 14. For ages 7-11.Session I: June 17-20Session II: June 24-27Session III: July 8-11Session IV: July 22-25Session V: July 29-Aug. 1Session VI: Aug. 5-8
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, The classic book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" serves as the basis for this camp for the adventurous and active kid. Campers will explore the book and its themes of adventure and childhood fun through hands-on activities in the unique setting of Historic Fort Snelling. Activities include fishing, hiking, cooking outdoors, canoeing and much more. Space is limited to 14 each week. This camp has received Nickelodeon's Parent's Choice Award. For ages 9 to 12.Session I: June 17-20Session II: July 15-18Session III: July 31-Aug. 1 (2-day camp)Session IV: Aug. 12-15
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. Session I: June 16-18Session II: July 14-16
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota's North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse and State Park. Admission is FREE to both the Lighthouse and the State Park. Tour the light station, keepers house and fog signal building. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the North Shore's tourism and commercial fishing industries, and view a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River, This Fathers Day join the Kelley Farm staff as they work on typical 19th-century "fancy chores" like building feed boxes, repairing equipment and fences, and caring for the livestock. Guests can also bake treats in the farm house and help water and weed in the garden. Fathers are admitted free when accompanied by a child.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Discover the material culture and innovations that American Indians developed in order to survive on the prairie. Visitors will take part in a hands-on activity investigating reproduction items that would have been used in daily life and packed on a travois. The roles and responsibilities of various members of an American Indian family will be explored. Plus, guests can compete to see who can hitch up and pack their travois the quickest and race to a finish line.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Sip sumac lemonade, savor sauteed day lilies, nibble on a fresh fiddlehead and munch on acorns. Learn which common plants growing in northern Minnesota forests are edible and how to responsibly harvest them. Join a nature hike to learn where certain plants grow and the best time to pick them. Then head back to the visitor center where you'll learn how to prepare the items. There will be an opportunity to sample nature's delicacies and to learn the cook's recipes. The spring class will feature very different edibles from the fall class.
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.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey, Take part in costumed role-playing to experience how American Indian families packed up a travois to move their belongings on the prairie. Reproduction items will be available for hands-on use. While at the site, view the rock carvings and learn more about the people who created them on guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Offered daily at 2 p.m. Adventures in Nature is a hands-on series that provides opportunities to learn about American Indian culture, prairies and archaeology. A new theme will be explored each week.
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, Directed by Martin Scorsese this epic biopic depicts the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes, from the late 1920's to the mid-1940's. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale and John C. Reilly. Film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop are available for a short time before and after the film screening.This fillm is provided courtesy Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, View an exhibit featuring 30 works created by Minneapolis high school students alongside images by photographer Gordon Parks. The exhibit is part of One Minneapolis One Read which has chosen Parks' autobiography A Choice of Weapons as its 2013 selection. Taking inspiration from the book, the students are working with acclaimed photographer Jamel Shabazz at Juxtaposition Arts to create their own photographs.On Oct. 24 the public is invited to a panel discussion and exhibit opening reception at 7 p.m. at Mill City Museum.One Read's goals are to promote through literature and discussion a better understanding of race and the impacts of racism on our communities. "A Choice of Weapons" is a compelling autobiography, first published in 1966, about how Parks struggled against extreme poverty to find his purpose as a photographer, writer, director and musician.The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display Oct. 24, 2013 - June 8, 2014.
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