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The Story of the Northfield Raid with Hayes Scriven

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PMjesse.james.days_category
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.

On September 7th, 1876, the typically quiet town of Northfield, Minnesota erupted into violence as Frank & Jesse James along with Cole, Jim, & Bob Younger and a number of other desperados attempted a bold broad daylight robbery of the town’s bank. Four were left dead in the ensuing gunfight and Northfield had secured its place in history.

During the free and open to the public program Scriven will detail every bullet fired and every dollar swiped during his city’s most well known historic episode.  



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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.

Verne Gagne, a name synonymous with the history of Minnesota, created the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the 1950s.  For decades names such as Mad Dog Vachon, Nick Bockwinkel, Larry “The Ax” Hennig, The Crusher, Baron Von Rascke, and more graced the squared circle throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.  In the 1970s the AWA was sweeping the nation, being the largest wrestling promotion in the United States.  It was not until the early 1990s when the AWA was officially purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Castle, who is a die-hard professional wrestling fan has begun to collect and preserve its history and interpret its importance on the state.  Housed in Robbinsdale (known as the birth place of wrestling in Minnesota), Castle will speak on the beginnings of creating the Hall of Fame and what it takes to begin such a large venture.  This year’s inductees will include Greco-Roman wrestler; Alan Rice, Professional wrestling legend; Stan Kowalski, and hall of fame wrestling coach; John Gregelko.  In 2015 the first two inductees were placed in the Hall of Fame, Larry “The Ax” Henning and Verne Gagne.  


Outdoor Museum Movie Night Presents: Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver's Travels PosterThursday, August 11, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Hay Lake School Museum, Scandia

Join the Washington County Historical Society on Thursday, August 11th for the first ever “Outdoor Museum Movie Night” event.  There will be a showing of 1939’s animated movie, “Gulliver’s Travels.”  This event is free to the public, donations will be accepted.

How many remember going to the drive-in movie theater as a kid?  In 2016, drive-in movies are on the decline and the younger generation may never get the chance to feel what it’s like to watch a movie under the stars.  This is a chance for all to enjoy that feeling again.  The Hay Lake School grounds allow us to project “Gulliver’s Travels” on the side of the museum, so all attendees can enjoy the feeling of watching a movie outside.

Free tours of the museum begin at 7:30pm, show time of the film will begin at dusk.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the duration of the event.  There is even room on the grounds to park a few cars to truly give it that “drive-in movie feeling.”  Concessions will be available (popcorn, candy, soda, water, etc.) with all funds going to the Washington County Historical Society.  

Gulliver’s Travels is based on seaman Lamuel Gulliver who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck in a distant land whose people are no bigger than peanuts, adventure then ensues.  With a run time of 76 minutes, Gulliver’s Travels is a great time for both children and adults.  Children will enjoy the music and animated nature of the film while adults will enjoy the “it’s so bad its good” feel to this 1939 classic.

The Hay Lake School Museum is located at 14020 195th St N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047. 

Please contact Dustyn Dubuque at or 651-433-4019 with any questions regarding this event or to schedule a tour of the museum. 




“Ancient Egypt Was Built From Here” 

Sunday, August 14, 2016 – 2:00-3:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater


Join Dr. Maria Nilsson and John R. Ward archaeologists, founders of the “Friends of Silsila“, & hosts of “Egypt’s Treasure Guardians” on National Geographic,  for a discussion of the extraordinarily important ancient Egyptian site, the sandstone pits at Gabel el-Silsila.

Gebel el-Silsila is situated along the Nile River in Egypt and was used as a major quarry from ca. 1500 BCE all the way to around 200 CE.  Many of the most famous and powerful pharaohs ordered the construction of ancient Egypt’s most well known temples, such as Luxor and Karnak, from the sandstone harvested at Silsila.

Dr. Nillson and Ward have spent years heading the first ever-comprehensive archaeological survey of the site. Their team’s latest discovery is pinpointing the location of a previously lost 3,400-year-old, 18th dynasty necropolis.



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 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, & 7:00 PM
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!