STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Historic sites, museums up admission as society makes cuts
The Minnesota Historical Society says a lower-than-needed state budget means it is forced to reduce services and raise entrance fees.
Beginning Dec. 1, admission to most historic sites and museums go... Posted on 8/27/11 at 9:18 AM
BOY SCOUT BLOG ROCKWELL AND THE MOVIES
What do George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have in common with millions of Scouts and Scouters? These great American filmmakers both love and admire the work of Norman Rockwell, who spent decades illu... Posted on 11/12/10 at 5:48 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Curiosity: Round Lake Historical Marker
Do you stop to read Historical Markers? Usually I can get Far Guy to stop, " Chance might need to be walked! " I am always curious about Historical Markers, I like to stop and read them. Ima... Posted on 10/24/09 at 5:50 AM
Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis.
There are nice spots along the trail to take a break and rest a spell and now, there’s an opportunity to learn a little, too.
Osakis is one of 10 communities along the trail that has been staked with new “You Are Here” signage.
Rachel Barduson’s career is history.
On September 14, she officially retired from her position as executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) in Alexandria.
Now she wants to get going on her future.
Join Lake Carlos State Park in celebrating the history of the area on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be filled with heritage and history based on those who lived in this area years ago.
Those of us who grew up in the Midwest are accustomed to the changing seasons. We endured the cold snowy days of winter, basked in the early sunshine of spring while watching the flowers come to life... then came summer!
Jan Siffling, Friends of the Library
, June 20, 2012
A new exhibit showcasing four historic lodging properties that played key roles in the development of the local tourism industry is opening at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria. Three of these resorts and hotels are still in operation today.
The Pope County Museum in Glenwood will host the “Minnesota on the Map” exhibit November 16 through January 16.
The traveling exhibit is on loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota.
It features dozens of maps ranging from Louis Hennepin’s 1683 map of the upper Mississippi River Valley to a satellite map of Minnesota produced by NASA.
Two sites on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2011 are competing for a national preservation grant. The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center and Elk River’s Jackson Street Water Tower were selected to participate in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's This Place Matters Community Challenge.
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