Black & White Movie Night: “The Kid” starring Charlie Chaplin

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

Black & White Movie Night is back at the Washington County Heritage Center! Retired university professor Steve Schroer will provide an introduction to the film. About the movie: Chaplin's first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the […]

Found in the water: The John Jeremy Story

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

John Jeremy Over the course of history, families develop special skills such as blacksmithing, gold & silver smiths, plus many other occupations that are handed down through the generations. One family in Stillwater had a very unique talent that went through three generations until it was no longer used, and that was of finding of […]

“Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing” with author Ryan Rodgers

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

Rescheduled from December!  Come celebrate the beginning of snow season with a presentation by Ryan Rodgers on his book Winter's Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing! The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation. […]

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Native American Mounds History with Jon Quijano

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

Jon Quijano is an award-winning history documentary writer. His latest field research is taking place here in the St. Croix River Valley, gathering knowledge about the peoples who have called the valley home for thousands of years. Join for a talk on his findings and his research process on a work in progress. ZOOM INFO […]

Stillwater’s Most Infamous Lady

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

WCHS Treasurer Tom Simonet gives a talk about Stillwater’s most infamous lady of the night, Red Nelle. Back when the lumber industry was at its peak, Nellie “Red Nelle” Mandeville became a businesswoman of sorts, hiring other area women to entertain the lumberjacks. Over a 12 month period, from August 1882 through July 1883, Nelle […]