Events

Jr. History Detectives & History Detectives – Thursday, March 2

The 1917 Fun Day showcased the best of a Steele County winter. Join us as we discover where we find snow and cold other than Minnesota, learn how the Inuit-Yupik survived the harsh weather, and experience firsthand how to build an igloo or snow fort.

Jr. History Detectives a FREE interactive children’s program for Pre-K children begins at 9:00 AM. History Detectives, a FREE interactive children’s program for grades K-6 begins at 6:30 PM.

SCHS Genealogy Club – Tuesday, March 7, 10AM

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Romantica: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Friday, 17, doors open at 6:30 PM, music begins at 7:30 PM

At first glance the irony is thick on Romantica’s new release America. Penned by an immigrant Irishman who writes a fair bit about his homeland, and delivers his nostalgia in a lilting Belfastian inflection, the only thing ‘America’ about it seems to be the new soil on which he’s singing. But listen to all this Irishness couched in the musical landscape of historically American country and folk music painted by the swirling pedal steel guitar of Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne, Son Volt, Richard Buckner) and the emotive fiddling of Jessy Greene (Wilco, Jayhawks, Minus 5) and it comes clear why Rolling Stone’s Melissa Maerz called it “Americana, (that’s) something more than the sound of the states” You’ll hear fingerprints of true American artists, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Iron and Wine, as well as a few from across the pond such as, Damien Rice, Nick Drake and Van Morrison.

Tickets: $15 for SCHS Members or $20 for Non Members – tickets available online or at the Steele County History Center.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, concert starts at 7:30 PM. Wine and beer cash bar available.

Americana Showcase is sponsored by Mohs Contracting; Remax Venture; TPS Insurance and Nelson Family.

SCHS Book Club: The Big Marsh – Tuesday, March 21, 2PM

New to the Steele County Historical Society, the History Book Club will allow you to purchase a select title, read it at your leisure and then come to the History Center to connect with the author. Participants will have an opportunity to as questions during the presentation. This is FREE to SCHS members; $5 for non-members.

In March we will feature “The Big Marsh” by Cheri Register. Book can be purchased online at http://magersandquinn.com/ or http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/big-marsh, cost is $17.95.