A look at the history of our sweetest springtime crop: Maple Syrup with Steve Saupe

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

Attend in-person at the Washington County Heritage Center or virtually on Zoom at the link below. Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers Association's Steve Saupe will provide an overview of the history of maple syrup with an emphasis on making a great tasting product. Samples will be provided!  About the Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers Association (MMSPA) - For […]

Preservation in Stillwater with Matt Thueson

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

June will be the 50th anniversary of Stillwater’s Heritage Preservation Commission. Commission chair Matt Thueson considers Stillwater’s evolution, looks back at the city’s lost and saved places, and speaks about how preservation has made Stillwater a more vibrant and livable community. Attend in-person only at the Washington County Heritage Center

16th Annual Beer Tasting and Silent Auction

Hay Lake School 14020 195th St N, Marine on St. Croix, MN

The Washington County Historical Society is hosting the 16th Annual Beer Tasting and Silent Auction at Hay Lake School! Get ready for a several local breweries on tap, a silent auction, and the perfect relaxed setting to celebrate the start of summer.   Tickets are $20/person and available day-of only at Hay Lake School. Ages […]

$20.00

Black & White Movie Night: Great Silent Film Comedies

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

Buster Keaton Black & White Movie Night returns with an assortment of short subjects featuring famous clowns of the silent era. The program will include Buster Keaton and the third of the "Big Three," Harold Lloyd. Be prepared to spend an hour laughing! Hosted by former professor Steve Schroer. Attend in-person at the Washington County […]

Free

The Lure of the Pearl Button with Robyn Stoller

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

St. Croix Pearl Button Factory workers on pile of shells   The story of freshwater mussels and the pearl button industry in St. Croix and Mississippi river valleys In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than a lumber boom was occurring in the St. Croix River valley. A pearl button boom was also […]

Photography in the Valley and Around the World with Rhett Arens

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

https://youtu.be/OtlAMKSuCAM Rhett Arens is a photographer who has had the good fortune to travel extensively, visiting 60+ countries over the last thirty years. Rhett finds that photography often triggers a give-and-take moment when strangers meet. It becomes an opportunity to exchange stories and find common ground. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Travel […]

Birds of Washington County with Kyle Te Poel

Hay Lake School 14020 195th St N, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Washington County is home to a wide variety of feathered friends. Kyle Te Poel is a birder and photographer, and runs Next Bend Birding Tours. Since 2008, Kyle Te Poel has worked in Minnesota, Maine, and California as a naturalist, educator, park ranger, and in-the-field bird/environmental researcher. Te Poel has worked with several organizations including […]

Stands Before His People: Enmegahbowh and the Ojibwe with Verne Pickering

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

Book Cover Author Verne Pickering presents his book about the life and legacy of Enmegahbowh, the first Ojibwe Episcopalian priest in the United States who, during the turbulent frontier days of the 1800s, worked for peace, opportunity, and cooperation among peoples. Books will be available for purchase at the program. Attend in-person at the Washington […]

Celebrating Swiss Heritage in the St. Croix Valley

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

Curious about some of Stillwater's oldest immigrants? Join us for a special event at the Washington County Heritage Center, celebrating the rich Swiss heritage and stories in Minnesota, particularly in Stillwater and the Twin Cities. Save the date: Sunday, August 27, from noon to 2pm! The highlight of this event is the screening of "IN'AVENTURA […]

PART ONE: White Bear’s Notorious Gangsters with Sara Hanson

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

Alvin "Creepy" Karpis The White Bear area was a haven for the 1920s and ‘30s era gangsters who wanted to get away from it all. Join us to learn some gangster lingo while you hear the tales of infamous visitors such as Ma Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis and Baby Face Nelson. Presented by White Bear […]

Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling: AWA Tag Team Mayhem! with George Schire

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

On this visit to the Washington County Heritage Center, wrestling historian and author George Schire discusses all of the incredible tag team combinations that made the AWA one of the greatest promotions for three decades.    Which team was the best?  As Schire shares his stories, your mind will be in the ring, wrestling to […]