January 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2pm

Drug Stores and Druggists of St. Peter - Forgotten History Lecture Series

Location: Nicollet County Historical Society
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

Druggists have been a constant presence in St. Peter since it was founded in the late 1850s. Some were in business for decades while others were here only for a short time. Drug stores did more than dispense medicine--some had lunch counters and soda fountains.

Join Bob Sandeen for a look back on the many drug stores and druggists in St. Peter, including Poetz and Faust. See bottles and advertisements from the Nicollet County Historical Society's collection.

Cost is $3 for the general public. FREE for Nicollet County Historical Society members and Gustavus students, faulty and staff with ID.

February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 7pm

Minnesota Hotdish: A Love Story - Films on First Thursdays

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

Biting into a forkful of good, old-fashioned Minnesota hotdish is an experience like no other! It's rooted in the memories of almost every person privileged enough to call themselves a Minnesotan. But what makes t his dish so special? Where does the tasty treat come from? And...gulp...just how many calories are in there?

We will endeavor to answer all of these question and seek out some of the craziest concoctions to hotdish our great state has to offer. Experience the history, heritage and flavorsome future of this one-of-a-kind dish!

FREE admission.

March 2018

Thursday, March 1, 7pm

(Mid) West of Somalia - Films on First Thursdays

Location: TBD

Since the 1990s, Minnesota has become home to more than 30,000 immigrantss from Somalia and other east African nations. They have settled in cities and towns aroundthe state, becoming a prominent part of communities throughout southern Minnesota. In this film, several Somali-American millennials provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their everyday lives. From career aspirations to the joys of the hijab, from bigotry in the shopping aisle to surprising encounters with bacon, these savvy and smart women and men offer insights you will not discover on the six o'clock news.

After the film, a panel of local Somali-Americans, including participants in the film, who will discuss their experiences and respond to audience questions.