LITTLE FALLS -- The Morrison County Historical Society's annual meeting will be Oct. 16 during the Lt. Zebulon Pike commemorative dinner at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls.
The brief meeting will include election of three people to the board of directors.
The commemorative dinner will include social time at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and a program. Guest speaker will be archaeologist Douglas Birk.
In 1984 and 1985, Birk led a team of archaeologists in excavating Pike's fort site at the mouth of the Swan River in Morrison County. He has done extensive archaeological work throughout the state, much of it focusing on the era between American Indian habitation and permanent white settlement.
Cost is $15 per plate. Menu includes elk sausage, oven-baked chicken, wild rice, corn bread, green beans and carrots, Caesar salad and apple crisp. Some menu items were chosen to reflect Pike's diet on his Mississippi River expedition.
The event is open to historical society members and the public. To make reservations, call (320) 632-4007 by Oct. 11.
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