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Runestone Museum

December 16, 2016
Peter's Burrow represents Peter's family home, and is large enough for multiple children to play in. Inside, to encourage dramatic play, are bunny ears, cloaks and tail coats. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Museum branches out
December 16, 2016 - 6:00am
November 30, 2016
Children in the Hanson family (left to right) Elise, 6, Carrisa, 8, and Maddie, 4, pose for a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in the Fort. They're from Bricelyn, Minnesota, but the family has a cabin on Smith Lake. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Christmas spirit lights up in Alexandria
November 30, 2016 - 9:18am
November 26, 2016
The crowd looks over the decorated Christmas trees during the Parade of Trees at the Runestone Museum. (Photo by Al Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
Christmas season lights up in Alexandria - w/video
November 26, 2016 - 10:02am
November 16, 2016
Christmas in the Fort ushers in holiday season
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
September 30, 2016
Runestone Museum makes television appearance
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
The Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn is on a tour of Minnesota, and two of the stops are local: Kensington Rune Stone Park and the statue of Big Ole in Alexandria.  (Contributed photo)
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Work on Big Ole is expected to be completed by the end of August.  (Photo by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
End is near for Big Ole repairs
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Forced to set down his shield temporarily, Big Ole stands proud but a bit vulnerable in downtown Alexandria. Repairs to the 28-foot-tall Fiberglas Viking statue are expected to wrap up by early June. However, his shield, which is in need of total reconstruction, will be repaired and reattached later. (Photo by Amy Chaffins, Echo Press)
Big Ole stands vulnerable; new shield to be built
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Santa and Mrs. Claus listen to the Christmas wishes of children at a past Christmas in the Fort. This year's event will be held Friday, November 27 at 3 p.m. at Runestone Museum in Alexandria. (Echo Press file photo)
Christmas in the Fort introduces Parade of Trees
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
The star attraction at the Runestone Museum is, of course, the Runestone, which is displayed in a glass case near the entrance of the museum.
 (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Runestone Museum makes a splash as roadside attraction
September 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Difference Maker Grant recipients announced
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
The Runestone Museum now has a starring role in the parade of billboards along Interstate 94. This one is located near Sauk Centre and went up September 1. (Contributed)
Donated billboard may bump museum admissions
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
A little scrape, nip and tuck here and there and Big Ole will be good as new. The cost for a giant Fiberglas statue repair job is about $26,500 and the Runestone Museum recently received a $10,000 matching grant to help pay the bill. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Grant to help cover Big Ole’s repair job
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 17, 2015
Two storytellers – Alexandrian Paulette Friday and Sharyn Mayer – and seven Minnesota musicians – David Bengtson, Jim Faber, Patty Kakac, Terry Kennedy, Al Lieffort, Rachel Nelson and Annie O’Flynn – model the Civil War-era costumes they will wear during their Songs and Stories of the Civil War at the Runestone Museum’s History Live! event June 26-27. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Get ready for History Live!
June 17, 2015 - 12:00am