A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beijing: Emperors and Communists
After a lazy Sunday in Beijing, it was time to get into the nitty-gritty and get me an eduvacation.
Beijing is one of the most storied capitals around. Its most recent chapters have been written whil... Posted on 7/7/12 at 10:18 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Jimmy
Jimmy is eight, he is from Lincoln Nebraska. He visited the museum with his Father and his Grandfather. Apparently someone asked Jimmy what he wanted to do and he said Visit a Museum. His... Posted on 8/21/11 at 6:04 AM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Have your cake and eat it, too -- morning, noon and night
The inspiration for this cake started at the Scandia Cafe in Scandia, Minnesota. It began the moment I stepped inside. There, right in front of me, was a glass bakery case. There were desserts in the... Posted on 11/10/09 at 7:01 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG 2010 “Celebrate Scouting” Stamp
In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America will receive an incredible honor from the United States Postal Service (USPS), the “Celebrate Scouting” stamp. Offering a tribute to the impact of a cent... Posted on 11/9/09 at 11:06 AM
NASCAR DAD Hero or Zero ?
88 year old, James Von Brunn, arrested for shooting at Holocaust Museum, which is supported by Israeli government. Is he a racist or anti-semitic ? Is he the same as Larry King ? In 1983 he wanted to ... Posted on 6/12/09 at 3:52 PM
Just in time for the busy summer travel season and Minnesota Museums Month in May, the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society are launching a free Minnesota Museums app that will direct users to the more than 500 museums statewide.
The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria received a big splash in a major publication, not once but twice.
Classic Boating, a bi-monthly magazine published in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, has been informing and entertaining boating enthusiasts for 28 years. It’s known as the premier magazine of vintage boating.
Many vestiges of our area’s past are gone forever. Historic buildings have been torn down, burned or fallen down. Main street businesses have either disappeared entirely or changed from pioneer to more modern functions. Some old structures have taken on new purposes because most in their original form would be impractical in the 21st century.
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.
Manufacturing companies and associations statewide are coming together to sponsor school field trips to the Minnesota Children’s Museum exhibit, “How People Make Things.”
The exhibit has been designed to change the way kids and parents think about Minnesota manufacturing careers, in an effort to steadily fill the current 10,000 workforce shortage gap.
Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin, co-authors of the book The Last Kings of Norse America – Runestone Keys To a Lost Empire, will speak at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
When does the Christmas season officially begin in Alexandria? When Santa Claus turns the holiday lights on along Broadway, of course!
Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Alexandria on Friday, November 25 to share in the fun at the annual Christmas in the Fort event at the Runestone Museum’s Fort Alexandria.
The gates will open for the free event at 3 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse and carriage at 3:15 p.m. They will travel down Broadway from 7th Avenue.
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