Balancing on a Hair with Evonne Bilotta-Burke and JoJamba Matthews

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN

Art by Ariel Rucker-Ehlers via the LA Times   Hair.   A natural part of who we are, how we present in the world, and the understanding of why it is so personal to individuals and racial groups around the world.   Hair, especially for Black, African, and African-American women, has traditionally been subject to […]

Black & White Movie Night: Three Comedies!

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN

Black & White Movie Night is back! This time we present three classic short subjects: two featuring Mabel Normand, the Queen of Silent Film Comedy, and one in which Buster Keaton plays dozens of characters. Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle also make appearances. Be prepared to spend an hour laughing! Actress Mabel Normand from Ziegfeld. […]

Washington County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Dinner

Stillwater Event Center 1910 Greeley Street South, Stillwater, MN

Tickets: Reservations are required. $25 per person if you are a WCHS member  $30 per person if you are not a WCHS member Click here to buy your ticket in advance.  Want to just make a reservation and pay at the door instead? Please call 651-439-2298 or email information@wchsmn.org to secure your spot. Click here to […]

“AND IN THIS CORNER, from PARTS UNKNOWN” with wrestling historian George Schire

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN

WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?  On April 2, 2024 at 6:30pm wrestling historian and author George Schire returns to the Washington County Heritage Center to share the identities and stories of wrestling's mystery men.   In the old territory days of professional wrestling, there was a highly populated city called, "Parts Unknown".  It couldn't be found on […]

Orphan Train Story in Minnesota with Bill Schrankler

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN

Orphan Train in Minnesota The hidden story of the orphan train movement in Minnesota will be explained from its beginnings to its climax. Approximately 5,000-6,000 children were sent to Minnesota via the orphan trains, nearly half of whom arrived between1882 and 1892. Become acquainted with the personalities, both locally and nationally, who initiated the largest […]

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