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Where Exactly Was Wildwood Amusement Park? – Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software. Registration Required: https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f46dfd4dce07c100e0cc85bWildwood Park boomed on the southern shore of White Bear Lake during the first part of the twentieth century....

Cass Gilbert’s White Bear Cottages – Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software. Registration Required: https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f3afcf9a96bd92f006af7ddWell-known Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert spent much of his early career designing homes and other buildings around the White...

50 Years of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society – Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software. Registration Required: https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f2db287681f992f00c1ac10 The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Join us to hear how things...
Left to right: U.S. House representative Andrew Volstead, who pushed through the act that outlawed alcoholic beverages in the United States; Surly owner and brewer Omar Ansari, who pushed through the law that allowed breweries to serve beer on-site

Minnesota’s Alcohol Laws: A Brief History

From the 100-year-old Volstead Act to arguments about 3.2 beer, here are six key moments
From left: Minnesota Historical Society's Rita Walaszek, Mattie Harper Decarlo, Ben Gessner, and Kate E. Beane

Native-Curated Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center

New exhibit "Our Home: Native Minnesota" explores the state's complex Indigenous history—and, for the history center, faces historic wrongs

Duffy: “Enriching” Design, Then and Now

Minneapolis design firm Duffy reflects on more than three decades of world-class work

Kräftskiva: Lots of Crayfish

The American Swedish Institute does this delicious tradition right

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Traditional Powwow This Weekend

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe welcomes the public to enjoy traditional dancing, drum ceremonies, and contests

New Ways to Explore 3 Classic MN Destinations

From Fort Snelling to the North Shore, check out this summer's technological updates to historic and wild Minnesota places

Calhoun, Mud Lake, and Pig’s Eye: A Brief History of Renaming Minnesota Places

Lake Calhoun is on its way to becoming Bde Maka Ska, but it's only the latest in the history of Minnesota place renamings, which includes N-word lakes, Pig's Eye, and a middle school almost named after Prince