St. Croix Base Ball Club Schedule



New Volunteer Information Meeting

Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Anyone who is passionate about preserving and sharing our local history is invited to attend an informal informational meeting at the Warden’s House on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 1:00 PM to learn about volunteer opportunities through the Washington County Historical Society.

WCHS relies on our volunteers for everything from guiding visitors through our museums to collecting data for our tens of thousands of artifacts to pouring beer at our annual Beer Tasting!

While some volunteers work behind the scenes with cataloging and artifact preservation – others are involved with the museums, the research facility, membership, outreach and our publications and newsletters.

Wherever your interest in history lies, we can tailor your volunteer experience to suit you!

For more information contact Sean Pallas at 651-439-5956 or


WCHS Annual Membership Meeting with Featured Speaker: “Jumpin” Jim Brunzell2016_ann_meeting.smaller

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Water Street Inn, Stillwater

The Washington County Historical Society annual meeting will be held at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater on Thursday, March 31st .

The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 with an election of board members and conclude with our Featured Speaker “Jumpin” Jim Brunzell.

Over the course of his 21 year long career, Brunzell trained under the legendary Verne Gagne with Ric Flair and the Iron Sheik and even faced former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the ring. At the meeting, Brunzell will discuss his long history with professional wrestling in Minnesota and his association with the Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Brunzell will also be selling and signing copies of his new book with “True Stories from the Wrestling Road: MatLands

Reservations are required.

WCHS Members – $20.00 Reserve Tickets Online

Non-Members – $25.00 Reserve Tickets Online

For more information or to make reservations contact Brent Peterson at 651-439-5956 or


75th Annual Warden’s House Open House

Sunday, April 24th, 2016 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Come get a sneak peek at our newest Warden’s House exhibits and help celebrate our museum’s 75th year of continuous operation!

For more information contact Sean Pallas at 651-439-5956 or


“Rock N’ Roll of the 60’s in Minnesota” with Rick Shefchik bird

Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Warden’s House Museum, Stillwater

Author Rick Shefchik visits the Warden’s House to discuss his book “Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock N’ Roll in Minnesota“.

For more information contact Sean Pallas at 651-439-5956 or


“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 Tasting

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Hay Lake 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!

Put it on your calendar now!

$15 admission supports the Washington County Historical Society.


Flying Trapeze with Embrace Adrenaline

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Hay Lake Museum, Scandia

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


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!