Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 2:00-3:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia
Swoop in to meet a live raptor as Paul Smithson of the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center explores the lives of different species of animals who call Minnesota a temporary home.
“Grandfathers’ Grandfather: A Swedish Immigrant in Minnesota” with Lisa Doerr
Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater
Join author Lisa Doerr as she discusses the life of Swedish pioneer, farmer, & entrepreneur “Wood John'” Johnson.
She will also be signing and selling copies of her novel, “Eureka Valley: Grandfathers’ Grandfather“, a historical fictional account of life along the St. Croix River Valley.
Fall Membership Meeting with Featured Speaker Frank White
Water Street Inn, Stillwater
The Washington County Historical Society fall meeting will be held at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater on Thursday, September 22nd .
The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at 6:30 PM. A brief meeting will begin at 7:30 followed by a presentation by our Featured Speaker author and local historian Frank White’s discussion on his new book, “They Played for the Love of the Game“.
A century before Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to World Series championships, Minnesota was home to countless talented African American baseball players, yet few of them are known to fans today. During the many decades that Major League Baseball and its affiliates imposed a strict policy of segregation, black ballplayers in Minnesota were relegated to a haphazard array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams—many of which are lost to history.
“They Played for the Love of the Game” recovers that history by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations. Author Frank White’s own father was one of the top catchers in the Twin Cities in his day, a fact that White did not learn until late in life. While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport.
Paranormal Investigations: Techniques & Theories with the Johnsdale Paranormal Group
Warden’s House Holiday Event