St. Croix Base Ball Club Schedule

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Sunday, May 22th, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Join the Washington County Historical Society and learn about how Olivia Nienaber is using the “Barn Quilt Trail” project to bring together art, history, & health in a unique and fun way. She will also be discussing the upcoming installation of our county’s second quilt trail!

The Washington County Barn Quilt Trail is a 16.4 mile route that winds through the scenic communities of Scandia, Marine on St. Croix, and the Town of May in Minnesota. Along the way, there are seven barn quilts that are based on quilt patterns in the book “The Quiltmaker’s Gift”.  The trail goes through farm areas, a state park, a downtown area, historical sites, and forested areas.

The Hay Lake Museum’s barn quilt can be seen alongside the Johannes Erickson Log Home!

Wherever a person is on the Barn Quilt Trail, it’s beautiful.



Eder School Spinning Wheel Demonstration

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the historic Eder School and see get a taste of how much effort and labor went into putting a shirt on your back in “the good old days” with a live spinning wheel demonstration!



“Giving Faces to the Names” with Herb Reckinger

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Local historian Herb Reckinger visits the Warden’s House Museum to discuss his ongoing mission with the “The Faces of the Wall” to find photographs of every person listed on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.


9th Annual Hay Lake Beer Tastingbeertasting2016.v3

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Bottom’s Up!

Everyone’s favorite blend of history and beer makes a triumphant return and promises to be bigger and better than ever.  More breweries,  more food, more music, more fun!

You’ll also get a chance to meet the cast and crew of Taproom Travelers – a web-series that explores unique craft breweries throughout the Midwest.

$15 admission supports the Washington County Historical Society.


Trapeze, Please!

Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Check out a death-defying high-flying act from Embrace Adrenaline!


History of Wrestling in Minnesota with George Schire

schireSunday, July 10, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Eder School House, Oakdale

Join George Schire, author of “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling” to learn about the long relationship between Minnesota and pro-wrestling.

Minnesota’s professional wrestling history can be traced back to the 1950s with the founding of the AWA.  Mad Dog Vachon, Verne Gagne, The Crusher, and of course, Jesse Venture, are just a few of the Minnesotan names to impact the pro-wrestling world.

Whether you are a current wrestling fan or have cherished childhood memories of screaming at your television, this program will be filled with rich history and stories from the “Golden Age” of Minnesota Wrestling.


“Girl from Birch Creek” Screening

Thursday, July 21, 2016 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court, fights for equal justice regardless of race, gender, or economic status in “Girl from Birch Creek“.  The documentary also tells the story of the 1970’s women’s movement that helped make Justice Wahl’s appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court possible.

The afternoon will begin with an open house of the Eder School from 5 – 6 PM.  The screening of the documentary will begin at 6:00 PM across the street from the Eder School at the Oakdale Discovery Center.



“The Perilous St. Croix River Valley Frontier” with Ken Martens

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Local historian Ken Martens  visits the Hay Lake School Museum to discuss the exciting and harrowing tales found in his book “The Perilous St. Croix River Valley Frontier“.


The Story of the Northfield Raid with Hayes Scriven

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Hayes Scriven, Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society visits the Warden’s House to discuss the infamous attempted bank robbery perpetrated by the James-Younger Gang.


Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame

Sunday, August 7, 2016 – 2:00-3:00 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Carol Castle of the Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame discusses the on-going efforts to save & share Minnesota’s rich Pro Wrestling history.


One-Room School Houses

Saturday, August 20, 2016 – 2:00-3:00 PM

Before laptops and smartphones, we sent all our kids to one room to learn the 3 R’s.

Learn about Washington County’s one-room school house legacy from Hay Lake School Manager, Dustyn Dubuque.


Minnesota’s Flying Migrators

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.



Paranormal Investigations: Techniques & Theories with the Johnsdale Paranormal Group

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

The Johnsdale Paranormal Group returns for a fourth year to discuss their investigations of allegedly haunted locales around Minnesota and the Midwest…including the Warden’s House itself!



Warden’s House Holiday Event

Saturday, December 17 2016 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Enjoy a Stillwater holiday tradition!

Meet with local authors while sampling sweets and treats!