Professional Wrestling In Minnesota
Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Minnesota has a large history with professional wrestling, beginning with the AWA in 1950. Names synonymous with Minnesota include Jesse Ventura, Mad Dog Vachon, Verne Gagne, and The Crusher. Whether you are a current professional wrestling fan or remember it as a kid, this presentation will be filled with history and stories of the era of Minnesota pro wrestling.
Join former American Wrestling Association (AWA) color commenter and current promoter of Twin Cities based Steel Domain Wrestling (SDW) Mick Karch and George Schire, author of “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling” for an afternoon at the Warden’s House Museum to discuss the history of professional wrestling in Minnesota.
Note: All folding chairs during the event are only to be used for sitting, not striking other audience members when the ref isn’t looking.
This is a free and open to the public event.
Fall Membership Meeting with Guest Speaker Denis Gardner
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 5:30-9:00 PM
Lowell Inn Banquet Hall, 102 N. 2nd Street, Stillwater, MN
Denis Gardner, author of “Wood + Concrete + Stone + Steel: Minnesota’s Historic Bridges” will be the featured guest speaker at the annual WCHS Fall Membership Meeting to discuss historic Washington County bridges.
“Gardner’s exhaustive history of bridge building in Minnesota is a refreshing reminder that we once lived in a state where government—and the private sector—took pride in creating artful infrastructure. With the help of historical photographs, Gardner offers a rare glimpse at the engineering feats that characterized Minneapolis’s early years.” – Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
Social hour begins at 5:30 PM, Dinner begins 6:30 PM, Membership Meeting at 7:30 PM, Presentation at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $20.00 for WCHS Members and $25.00 for non-members.
Hay Lake Photography Exhibition
Sunday, September 27, 2015 – 2:00 PM
Hay Lake Schoolhouse, Scandia
Marilyn Rau and Troy Schmidt, members of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club, will be holding a free and open to the public exhibition of their photographs. The pictures feature historic sites such as the Warden’s House Museum and, of course, the Hay Lake Schoolhouse itself.
Bring your own camera, take advantage of our scenic museum, and learn a few of the club’s best tips and tricks!
Scandia Living Cemetery Tour
Sunday, October 11, 2015 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Elim Cemetery, Scandia (directly across from Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia)
Chat with the ‘ghosts’ of Scandia’s past – without having to consult a Ouija board!
Guests will be guided through the cemetery, stopping to meet actors portraying various figures of the area’s history – all whom are buried at this very cemetery. You’ll meet a former reverend of the church, a victim of the 1931 meningitis outbreak, a Civil War soldier, and more on this interesting and unique way to explore local history.
This free and open to the public event is made possible through a joint partnership between the Gammelgarden Museum, the Elim Lutheran Church of Scandia, and the Washington County Historical Society.
Paranormal Investigations: Techniques & Theories
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater
The Johnsdale Paranormal Group makes their third annual trip to the Warden’s House Museum to investigate the supernatural claims surrounding the house’s history. During the presentation, lead investigator Justin Miner will share and discuss intriguing evidence the group has collected from various allegedly haunted locales across Minnesota.
Each time slot will feature the same program and will last about 80 minutes.
Annual Warden’s House Holiday Event
Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater
Avoid the lines at the department store and treat yourself to our unique holiday shopping experience in a beautiful 19th century historic home!
Visit and chat with local authors while enjoying tasty treats and holiday-themed tunes provided by local musicians! Part of the month-long traditional Hometown for the Holidays celebration in historic Stillwater.