Calendar

October 2017

Thursday, October 19, 6pm – Saturday, October 21, 11pm

Haunted Hayride

Location: Mill Pond Park

Nicollet County trails Association is holding haunted hayrides again this year as a fundraiser to assist in trail upkeep. The cost is $10 for adults, ages 6-13 are $5, and kids under 6 can ride free.

Walk in entrance near 300 S. Front St at Mill Pond/Riverside Park. Enjoy over 22 scary scenes on a haunted hayride through the shadows of the heavily wooded Minnesota River Valley and abandoned campsites of the Mill Pond. Rated PG 13!

$10 for adults, ages 6-13 $5, and kids under 6 are free.

The hayrides will also be held Oct. 27 and 28.

Friday, October 20, 4pm – 7pm

Pocahontas Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Location: Red Men Club
412 S. Third St., St. Peter

Bake sale Friday, October 20th from 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bingo Saturday at 4 p.m. The silent auction starts Friday at 4 p.m. and ends after Bingo Saturday evening. Proceeds from bingo and quilt raffle to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. Raffle tickets are available from any Pocahontas member and at the Red Men Club while they last. For more information, visit our website, http://pocahontas56082.weebly.com or Facebook St. Peter Pocahontas (Osceola Council #30).
More information at: pocahontas56082.weebly.com.

Saturday, October 21, 9am – 6pm

Pocahontas Bake Sale and Fundraiser

Location: Red Men Club
412 S. Third St.



Bake sale Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bingo Saturday at 4 p.m. The silent auction starts Friday at 4 p.m. and ends after Bingo Saturday evening. Proceeds from bingo and quilt raffle to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. Raffle tickets are available from any Pocahontas member and at the Red Men Club while they last.

For more information, visit our website, http://pocahontas56082.weebly.com or Facebook St. Peter Pocahontas (Osceola Council #30).




More information at: pocahontas56082.weebly.com .

Sunday, October 22, 1pm – 4pm

Lonesome Ron's Round Up

Location: Harkin Store

The last program for the season has become very popular with musicians and people who enjoy their music. The gathering of folk, country and bluegrass musicians to bid "happy trails" to the season and the colors on the Minnesota River and the harvesting of the crops, is on October 22nd from 1 to 4 pm.

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. For more information contact the store when open at 1-506-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, which operates the store, at 1-507-934-2160.

Thursday, October 26, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series - Ghost Towns: History and Mysteries

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

Friday, October 27, 6pm – Saturday, October 28, 11pm

Haunted Hayrides

Location: Mill Pond Park

Walk in entrance near 300 S. Front St at Mill Pond/Riverside Park. Enjoy over 22 scary scenes on a haunted hayride through the shadows of the heavily wooded Minnesota River Valley and abandoned campsites of the Mill Pond. Rated PG 13!

Kids Event for ages 2-10 Saturday, Oct. 28 noon - 5 p.m. Kids can enjoy the corn pit, bouncy house, mini train ride, straw bale maze, straw pile climb, picture stands, s'mores!


$10 for adults, ages 6-13 $5, and kids under 6 are free.

Tuesday, October 31, 4pm – 7pm

Trick or Treat at the Cox House

Location: E. St. Julien Cox House
500 N. Washington Ave.
(corner of Skaro and North Washington)

The Nicollet County Historical Society invites you and your family to trick or treat at the E. St. Julien Cox House on October 31st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Old-fashioned stick candy will be given out at the door. The house will be open to explore and styled to reflect the spirit of the holiday. Free will donations are appreciated by visitors exploring the Cox House.

Halloween was a fashionable holiday to celebrate in the Victorian era. Magazines printed Halloween recipes, decorating ideas, and games. In the late 1800s Halloween in the United States was about community and neighborly get-togethers in recognition of quaint customs of days gone by.

The E. St. Julien Cox House was the home of one of the earliest settlers of St. Peter. Eugene Cox was an attorney, St. Peter’s first Mayor, and a representative to the State House and Senate. The Home, built in 1871, is one of the few fully restored Italianate homes in Minnesota.

November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 7pm

Stranded

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

FREE Admission

Rural Minnesota school teacher Miss Enter (Bette Davis) becomes a courageous survivor during an unexpected blizzard that leaves her stranded with several students in a one-room school house nin miles from the nearest shelter. With a snow plow plotting a course through a snow-packed dirt road that circles the school at less than one mile per hour, Miss Enter cleverly plans an escape route that could lead to their rescue.

Stranded is a suspenseful episode of the anthology TV series "Telephone Time" that was broadcast on May 9, 1957.

Saturday, November 18, 12pm – 4pm

Snowflake Celebration

Location: 200 S. Minnesota Ave. (in front of Arrow Ace Hardware)

Kick off the holiday/winter season with Suzy Snowflake, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a ride on the horse-drawn trolley, and more! Come by and then check out the holiday merchandise in our unique shops.

Thursday, November 30, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series: Benjamin Franklin in Nicollet County

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

December 2017

Thursday, December 7, 7pm

Remember Pearl Harbor

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

FREE admission.

Thursday, December 7, 1941, was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Sailors and soldiers were going about business as usual, but at 7:48 a.m. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their bombs and started firing their guns at stunned American servicemen. The United States had been violently thrown into World War II.

Every sailor airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics, or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same.

From sailors on the USS Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, to young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories; they will always remember Pearl Harbor.