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“A Bag Worth a Pony; The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag”

Posted on: Apr 11 2018 by admin

Thursday, April 19, 6pm

Book Signing and Program
with Marcia Anderson

On Thursday, April 19, at 6pm, Minnesota Historian Marcia Anderson examines the history, forms, structure, and motifs of the bags, giving readers the tools to understand a bag’s makeup and meaning.

A Bag Worth a Pony reveals the story behind the Ojibwe bandolier bag, which proliferated throughout the assimilation era when Ojibwe and other Native people struggled to maintain their cultural traditions. Over several decades, Minnesota historian Marcia Anderson interviewed several bead artists whose voices teach us more about the significance of this enduring practice and the strength of a people.

The cost of this program is $3.00 for Non-members and free for Members and will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

 

“Malt-O-Meal in Northfield”

Posted on: Feb 9 2018 by admin

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:00 pm
Stephanie Hess

Stephanie Hess, Curator of Digitization and Special Collections at the Northfield Historical Society, will give a brief history of Malt-O-Meal in Northfield and share
highlights from their collection donated by the family of John S. Campbell (founder of Malt-O-Meal).

The cost of this program is $3.00 for nonmembers and free for members.

This program will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

 

 

United in Thread: The Home Spinning Resurgence of the Civil War

Posted on: Jan 29 2018 by admin

Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 pm
With Amanda Roberts

On Thursday, February 8, at 7 pm, Amanda Roberts, RCHS Curator, will discuss the popularity of home spinning during the Civil War.  She will compare and contrast the factors contributing to and results of home spinning in both the Union and the Confederacy.

Amanda holds a Master of Arts in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. This presentation is based on research she did as a graduate student there. Amanda has been spinning since 2010 and routinely demonstrates at the Rice County Fair, at Montgomery’s Kolacky Days, and for school groups.

The cost of this program is $3.00 for nonmembers and free for members and will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

“The Fog of War: Perceptions and Realities of the US-Dakota War of 1862”

Posted on: Dec 28 2017 by admin

Thursday, January 18
7 pm
With Tim Madigan

Historian/Educator Tim Madigan will offer his PowerPoint presentation about this tragic time in Minnesota history. He will lay out the time-frame and explain various reasons and events leading up to the war, which resulted in the deaths of several hundred settlers, Native Americans and soldiers in 1862 in Minnesota.

This program will be held at the Carlander Family room at the Rice County Historical Society, 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault.  Admission is $3.00/Non-Members. Free for RCHS Members.

Reservations are not needed but are encouraged. To register or find out more information, please call the museum at 507-332-2121.

Note: To learn more about the war, visit: The US-Dakota War of 1862 at MNHS