Education & Community

Classic & Vintage Boat Show

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Classic and Vintage Boat Show in White Bear Lake on June 25th, near the shoreline by Kowalskis.  The event will consist of up to 50 boats displayed on land, including inboard, outboard, row/paddle and sailboats. There will be six award categories for voting by attendees and a new Nautical Market to browse and shop. Captain Jack Sparrow will be making an appearance. 

We’ll also be recognizing the 100 year anniversary of water skiing. Read more about Classic & Vintage Boat Show

Manitou Days

White Bear Lake Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community. For 55 years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors. Read more about Manitou Days

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

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