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Story of Storytelling

Posted on: Feb 27 2017 by admin

“The Story of Storytelling”
With Isabell Monk O’Conner

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 7pm

Please Join us at this wonderful program with, professional actor and master Storyteller, Isabell Monk O’Connor.

For as long as humans have been able to speak we have been telling stories. We tell them through novels, poetry, paintings, and song. From prehistoric cave paintings that tell the story of their lives to the Grim brother’s fairytales, stories are what entertain and inform us. Isabell Monk O’Connor will share more about the history of storytelling and tell some wonderful stories as well.

The cost of the event is $2.00 for Non-RCHS Members/Free for Members. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

This event is held in the Rice County Historical Society’s Carlander Family Room. For more information about the even call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.


From Internet Movie Database: Isabell Monk

“Isabell Monk [O’Conner] has been seen on many stages in addition to her filmwork. Broadway: Execution of Justice, The Gospel at Colonus; Mabou Mines: The Warrior Ant, King Lear (as Gloucester); The New York Shakespeare Festival; Arena Stage; American Repertory Theatre; The Kennedy Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville; European tour: The Gospel at Colonus; Carnegie Hall; Mixed Blood Theatre: Cut Flowers; The Children’s Theatre Company: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings She has also been awarded several prestigous honors: McKnight Fellow, Fox Fellow, Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Drama Desk Award, Parent’s Choice Honoree for Family. Aside from her acting, Monk is the author of several children’s books…’Hope’ and ‘Family’, picture books for children published by Carolrhoda Books; she also participates in “Creative Storytelling,” public school residency programs. As a teacher, she participates in Neighborhood Bridge at The Children’s Theatre Company and Book Buddies at the Guthrie.

Upcoming Program

Posted on: Feb 14 2017 by admin

“Footsteps Along the Straight River”

Presented by: Larry Richie
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 7 pm

 

The Rice County Historical Society will host a program on stones found along the Straight River presented by Larry Richie.

Did you know the Native American’s used stones as cooking utensils? Larry will share his collection of stones gathered along the Straight River since 2013. He will talk about the process he’s gone through to identify these stones, the barriers he’s met along the way, and how he believes they were made and used.

The cost of the event is $2.00 for Non-RCHS Members/Free for Members. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

This event is held in the Rice County Historical Society’s Carlander Family Room. For more information about the event or reserve your spot, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

“A Stitch in Time: Crafts Your Great-Grandmother Knew. Work-shop #1 Drop Spindle Spinning”

Posted on: Jan 18 2017 by admin

“Drop Spindle Spinning”
Presented by: Arlene Roberts

On Thursday, February 9, beginning at 6 p.m., the Rice County Historical Society will host a program on spinning using a Drop Spindle presented by Arlene Roberts.

Spinning yarn from wool is an ancient textile art. Today we think of spinning as something that can only be done with a large and expensive spinning wheel. But for thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using the simple tool of a drop spindle. A drop spindle looks like a long top and, as it spins, the rotation and gravity pulls the wool, twisting the fiber into yarn. This is an easy and approachable way to learn how to spin. Arlene will also have a spinning wheel that she will demonstrate that night.

The cost of the event is $10.00. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Each attendee will go home with some wool and a their own drop spindle. Pre-registration is required.

This event is held in the Rice County Historical Society’s Carlander Family Room. For more information about the event or reserve your spot, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

Rice County Musicians Brainstorming Meeting

Posted on: Jan 6 2017 by admin

Rice County Musicians Brainstorming Meeting
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.

All professional musicians in and from Rice County, Minnesota past and present. Professional, in this case, meaning (play for pay).

A brainstorming discussion is being held to explore and facilitate the history of Dance Halls, Supper Clubs, Honky-Tonks and Bars in Rice County, Minnesota and the musicians and bands from Rice County, Minnesota that played in them.

Please note: This DOES NOT include church groups, organizational or school bands. This DOES include any immediate relatives of a deceased musician from Rice County.

Please RSVP the Rice County Historical Society at 1814 NW 2ndAve., Faribault, Minn. Phone: (507) 332-2121 or email Susan Garwood at sgarwood@rchistory.org