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Networking, learning and more to take place at 'Night at the Museum'

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The Runestone Museum in downtown Alexandria is once again hosting its annual "Night at the Museum."

This year's event has been scheduled for Friday, January 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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A Night at the Museum will feature Scott Wolter, geologist and author of The Hooked X.

Wolter is planning to engage in casual conversation about his latest book, The Hooked X and also, the History Channel's documentary, The Holy Grail in America, which talks about the Kensington Runestone.

Runestone Museum manager Julie Blank noted that the museum's gift shop will be open for the evening and that it will be pre-selling the DVD of The Holy Grail in America.

Blank also said that the Night at the Museum fundraising event has been deemed as a "fun night of networking, hors d'oeuvres and beverages."

Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds going to technology needs at the Runestone Museum.

Blank added that event-goers who want to purchase a membership to the museum after the event can present their ticket and receive $25 toward a 2010 Sustaining Membership, which is $100.

Food and beverages for the evening are provided by the event sponsors, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Rudy's Redeye Grill, Bella's on Broadway, Beverage Wholesalers and Garden Center.

For more information about the event, call the Runestone Museum at (320) 763-3160 or stop by the museum at 206 Broadway in downtown Alexandria.

More information about the museum can be found on its website www.runestonemuseum.org.

About the featured guest

Scott Wolter, a professional geologist, has been president of American Petrographic Services since 1990.

He is responsible for the independent petrographic analysis-testing laboratory where the Kensington Runestone was brought for investigation back in 2000.

Additionally, Wolter has been principal petrographer in more than 5,000 investigations throughout the world, including the evaluation of fire-damaged concrete at the Pentagon following the 9-11 attacks in 2001.

He was a co-author of The Kensington Runestone, Compelling New Evidence, which was released in 2005.

For more information on his latest book, The Hooked X, visit its website at www.hookedx.com.

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