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Runestone Museum to hold 2014 winter series

The public is invited to experience the storytelling and interactive displays of three educational speakers scheduled at the Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway, Alexandria.

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The presentations are free to members of the museum and $15 to non-members. Each event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 6: Native American Culture Fur Trade Era, 1760-1840 – Dennis Johnson.

Johnson’s presentation will explore the food, clothing, shelter, music, art and society of the Native American culture. He will highlight the first contact of Native American culture with the European culture. Attendees will also see Johnson’s display of original and reproduction articles of the fur trade era.

Thursday, February 20: The Red River Trails and Story of Ox Cart Angel – Joel Arnold.

Arnold became fascinated with the Red River Trails and the people that traveled them as he was researching his ancestry. Arnold will share about this forgotten part of Minnesota’s history. He will also tell how his research led him to write his Midwest Book Award-winning novel Ox Cart Angel.

Thursday, March 6: Button Button, Who’s Got the Button– LuWanna Hintermeister.

Hintermeister’s “show and tell” will include her lifetime collection of more than 20 framed groupings of buttons, 30 carded collections, a Pearly Queen doll and their history.

Hintermeister has been a member of the State of Button Club for more than 20 years and will hold a valuation session for a $1 donation per button after her presentation.