Education & Community

Dairy Day and Ice Cream Social

Heigh-ho the DAIRY-oh! June is Dairy Month, so join us to celebrate all things dairy. Learn how to milk a cow or make butter! PLUS, meet Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Brenna Connelly! Visit our exhibits, take a hayride, play lawn games, tour the 1912 farmhouse. Picnic food and ice cream available for purchase. Sponsored by the Maplewood Area Historical Society. Read more about Dairy Day and Ice Cream Social

Open House at Bruentrup Heritage Farm

Browse exhibits and learn the history of Maplewood and the Bruentrup dairy farm. Check out exhibits on Gladstone and New Canada Township; interact with the 3M "Magically Adhered" exhibit; see a 1923 Pirsch fire truck; even get a guided tour of the 1912 farmhouse & buildings. Plus, on Sundays, we will have demonstrations of vintage machines such as rope-making, corn shelling or woodworking. We will also have crafts such as corn husk dolls or spatter painting. Check our website to see what the next Sunday will feature. Bring along a picnic lunch and play! Read more about Open House at Bruentrup Heritage Farm

Staying in the Fight

Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight

HBCU Legacy of Leadership

From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership

Acting on Dr. King’s Call

How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call

Where Exactly Was Wildwood Amusement Park? – Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software.

Registration Required:  https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f46dfd4dce07c100e0cc85b

 

Wildwood Park boomed on the southern shore of White Bear Lake during the first part of the twentieth century. Join us as we set the scene with images and stories from the park’s heyday.  You can almost feel the streetcars rattling along the tracks!

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Cass Gilbert's White Bear Cottages - Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software.

Registration Required:  https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f3afcf9a96bd92f006af7dd

Well-known Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert spent much of his early career designing homes and other buildings around the White Bear area.  Join the WBLAHS for this illustrated program as we discuss some of his early work, some of which still stand, while others have not survived or were never built. Read more about Cass Gilbert's White Bear Cottages - Online Program

50 Years of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society - Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software.

Registration Required:  https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5f2db287681f992f00c1ac10

The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Join us to hear how things began, why the work we do is so important and how that work has changed over the decades. Read more about 50 Years of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society - Online Program

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