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Runestone Museum

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
May 1, 2015
Musicians, storytellers gear up for History Live!
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am
April 3, 2015
Tim Fiscal shows the rock he found near Stowe Lake, which is located northwest of Brandon. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Circling around a mystery
April 3, 2015 - 12:00am
March 25, 2015
After the painting unveiling Friday at Runestone Museum, artist Myron Sahlberg (left) posed for photos with the family he modeled the Viking family after – Andrew and Brita Soderholm and their children (left to right) Cedric, Matty and Kasey. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Chiseled in stone, painted on canvas
March 25, 2015 - 8:07am
March 13, 2015
Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard (right) and photographer, Peter, visited the Runestone Museum and met with museum director Jim Bergquist. Knausgaard wrote about it as part of, “My Saga, Part 1 and Part 2” published online for The New York Times Magazine. (Contributed)
Part 2 of ‘My Saga’ notes visit to Runestone Museum in Alexandria
March 13, 2015 - 11:42am
Community Education classes offered
March 13, 2015 - 12:00am
March 4, 2015
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
March 4, 2015 - 7:15am
November 25, 2014
The Snorri, a Viking ship, is the featured artifact for this year’s ornament offered by the Runestone Museum in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
Decorate your tree with museum artifact
November 25, 2014 - 12:00am