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Runestone Museum

February 1, 2017
Fathers and daughters gathered at the Big Ole - Little Lena Ball on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Runestone Museum. (contributed)
Big Oles and Little Lenas
February 1, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Madison O'Shea composed this illustration of a proud Big Ole standing tall beside Little Lena. The Big Ole – Little Lena Ball for fathers and daughters will be held Friday, Jan. 27. (Contributed)
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
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 gets new awnings
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
Runestone Museum makes television appearance
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
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
Difference Maker Grant recipients announced
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am