Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Bruce Gamble, author of the three-volume WWII History of Rabaul, and combat veterans of the campaign will discuss the attack on the stronghold.The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable brings together authors, historians and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. The series is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur).
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, The decades following the First World War saw aircraft designers pushing the boundaries of aeronautical technology, moving the industry forward at a rapid pace. With new commercial markets opening up, it was the visionaries who held the key to success. Film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop are available for a short time before and after the film screening.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, See the world through the eyes of a professional photographer. Enjoy a walk through the forest with John Connelly who will share tips on taking nature photographs. Particpants are encouraged to bring a camera. John Connelly has built his business on taking photographs that "help show that rural American life is vibrant, diverse, and continuously evolving. Even better, that its relevant."
Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River, Birds are a valuable resource for gardeners and farmers, aiding in insect control and pollination of plant varieties. In this workshop, held in the visitor center, participants will build a birdhouse to take home. All tools and equipment are provided. The workshop does not include a tour of the farm. This program is good for families, grandparents and grandchildren and other groups including Scouts.
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 can learn how to weave a dream catcher and make one to take home. The dream catcher is a woven web believed to protect the dream world of the person who sleeps beneath it. The cost for the dream catcher kit is $5 and it includes materials for the dream catcher and an instructional handout. Please allow an hour to make the craft. This project is recommended for children ages 8 and up.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Greet our fantastic, feathered friends as they return from their winter migration. Join local ecologist Harry Hutchins of Itasca Community College, for a tour of the Forest History Center's Mississippi River shoreline to discover more about the areas waterfowl.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, The wedding of Marion Ramsey to Charles Furness on March 29, 1875 was one of St. Paul's most prestigious events. This 75 minute program explores the behind-the-scenes drama of the event: from the lavish gifts the couple received to the wedding dress fiasco which almost ruined the big day. Learn about Victorian wedding traditions, enjoy wedding cake and take a peek at some of the wedding gifts the couple received.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House. Join Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman for a conversation about Saint Paul's labor history. This program is for people 21 years and older. Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets (white wine and beer only) and snacks.
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Al Lathrop, historian on CBI Theater, Ted Farmer, historian of China, John McLaughlin, author of Wedemeyer, along with veterans of the theater will discuss the harsh conditions and bitter fighting in China.The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable brings together authors, historians and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. The series is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur).
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Start at the Visitor Center to learn about the history and science of maple syrup then head to the sugar bush and pavillion area for demonstrations of traditional and modern syrup making techniques. Visitors will enjoy samples.
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Celebrate Womens History Month with performances by four Mill City Museum History Players and a series of family activities. Families can enjoy portrayals throughout the day of women in Minneapolis and the region in the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors also take a short quiz to discover which "womens work" of the 18th and 19th centuries would suit them best, and try their hand at the "Piecework Challenge," testing their speed against nineteenth century work standards.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, Join museum staff for a demonstration about traditional and contemporary methods for harvesting and processing maple sap. Participants will observe the process of gathering maple sap and boiling it into syrup and sugar. Samples of maple sugar will be available for tasting. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. In case of bad weather, event will be rescheduled to March 29.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about Americas most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring 20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, In 2012, students at 11 universities around the country asked: what can GTMOs history tell us about whats happening nowthere, and here at home? They dug through historical and visual archives; talked to people who worked there, lived there, or were detained there; and explored how GTMO relates to issues, people, and places in their own communities. Each student team created a piece of the Projects first traveling exhibit, sharing their discoveriesand the difficult questions they struggled with.The exhibit explores GTMOs history from U.S. occupation in 1898 to todays debates and visions for its future, from a wide variety of perspectives. It includes video testimonies, Shape the Debate text-message voting activity, and mobile multimedia accessible through visitors smartphones.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, Jump into spring with John Latimer the phenologist. Host of the Phenology Show on KAXE, Latimer describes phenology as the study of rythmic biological events as they relate to climate. During the day, visitors will meet up with John in the field and learn how to identify the first signs of spring.
Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Mental illness, addiction, sexuality and birth control all were a part of Victorian life, but were never spoken of in public. Discover the "secrets" of the Victorian era in this 90 minute adult-themed program. Hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals which provide glimpses into the private lives of the Ramsey family, their neighbors and friends. Discover what issues they faced, what cures they used and what was really discussed behind closed doors.
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Jim Carafano, author of After D-Day, along with combat veterans, will discuss the bold attack that cut the German defenses and encircled them at Falaise.The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable brings together authors, historians and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. The series is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur).
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action-packed epic tells the tale of America's first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love and loss amid the chaos of World War I. Starring James Franco and Jean Reno. Film starts at 7 p.m. 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.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Homeschool students and their families are invited to participate in a variety of educational activities as we take a step back in time to the rollicking decades of the 1920s and 1930s and review the economic and social changes of this era. Students will have an opportunity to meet History Player Wanda Gag, whose story of artistic innovation despite tremendous financial hardship reflected the experience of many Americans in these decades. Students will participate in one of three age-appropriate lessons focusing on how Americans grappled with the turbulence of life in the 1920s and trials of the life during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Participants will also have an opportunity to view American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on loan from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
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