Calendar

May 2018

Saturday, May 12 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - Bent But Not Broken: Our Story in Pictures

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

Saturday, May 12 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - State of Mind: A History of Minnesota's First State Hospital

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

July 2018

Friday, July 20, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Hot Jazz for Decent People: Nathan Hanson

Location: Arts Center of Saint Peter
315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

The Hot Jazz for Decent People series showcases regional and national jazz musicians.

St. Pau;-based saxophonist and composer Nathan Hanson performs solo original work.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for cash refreshments by Patrick's and Morgan Creek Vineyards. Admission is $10 at the door. Music begins at 7:30 and concludes by 9:30 p.m.

The series is hosted by KMSU Radio's Gary Campbell, who delivers a brief introductory remarks about the evening's repertoire.

Sunday, July 22, 1pm – 4pm

Christmas in July at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store

Christmas on the prairie was very sparse. It was a time of family and friends spending time with each other. Alexander Harkin is of Scottish decent, so we at the Harkin are celebrating the Scottish Christmas with "goodies". There will be decorations and the gift shop will have the tree up with items for Christmas.

The store is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 4 pm, with programs on Sunday
afternoons from 1 to 4 pm. Admission to the program is included with admission to the store.

Remember on August 5th, is the 39th Annual West Newton Day, so find your stories and old pictures of the area and come and share your bit of history with us and our visitors. We will also post contact information and also do copying for you and us.

The 1870's Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21,
or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. Nicollet County Road 21 is under
construction so follow the detour signs, or call the store for directions when open at 1-507-354-8666, or Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

Thursday, July 26, 7pm

American Bison - RESCHEDULED

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

As the largest mammal on the Great Plains, millions of bison once roamed North American and played an integral role in the livelihood of many American Indian tribes. The American bison is an animal built to live in harsh conditions, and this is demonstrated through an activity called, "Build a Bison". We will also talk about the distribution of bison prior to the arrival of Europeans , the difference between the words "bison" and "buffalo", and the conservation effort to save this American icon.

FREE event

Sunday, July 29, 1pm – 4pm

Old Time Games Day at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store

The Harkin Store will have old time games, such as pick up sticks, tic-tac-toe, checkers, dominoes, graces, rolling hoops. The children can enjoy some time on Sunday, July 29th, from 1 to 4 pm playing the old games with their family.

The 1870's store which has 40% original merchandise on the shelves is open Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 to 4 pm with programs on Sundays afternoons from 1 to 4 pm. Admission to the programs is included with admission to the store.

The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has these types of games for purchase, also books, toys, unique and hand crafted items and 10 cent candy.

The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. Nicollet County Road 21 is under construction so follow the detour signs or call the store when open at 1-507-354-8666, or call Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

August 2018

Thursday, August 16, 7pm

Big Woods

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

A dense forest dominated by maple and basswood once covered a 3,000 square mile of southern Minnesota reaching all the way to present day Mankato. Called "Bois Grand" or "Big Woods" by early French explorers, it was recognized as a distinct area from the band of hardwood forests surrounding it. In this program, we will see how it formed, some of the rare species found in this ecosystem and history over time.

FREE event

Friday, August 17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Hot Jazz for Decent People: Tom Wolff's Dream Wedding

Location: Arts Center of Saint Peter
315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

The Hot Jazz for Decent People series showcases regional and national jazz musicians.

Evan Bierer - sax, Dan Choma - percussion, Nick Gaudette-bass, and Mike Vaisch-keys in a program of originals composed by Choma.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for cash refreshments by Patrick's and Morgan Creek Vineyards. Admission is $10 at the door. Music begins at 7:30 and concludes by 9:30 p.m.

The series is hosted by KMSU Radio's Gary Campbell, who delivers a brief introductory remarks about the evening's repertoire.

October 2018

Saturday, October 13, 9am – 4pm

Maker Fair Minnesota

Location: Nicollet County Fairgrounds
400 Union St., St. Peter

HANDCRAFTED BAZAAR
Food stands, goodie bags, make & takes, kids activities

Admission is $1 per adult/$3 per carload