Upcoming Events:

  • Auditions are next Tuesday, Aug. 2 for our 2022 September Pop-up Plays!
    6 pm for youth under 18 with a parent, 7 pm for adults.
    Location : Sons of Norway, 200 So. Parkway, Lanesboro, MN.
    The show will be ” Roma, Norskies, and Bumtown, 1935″. It’s about gypsies, depression-era stories, songs, characters! There are roles for everyone! Come audition. Music and some dance, even a drill team!
    Show times are Sept. 17 and 18, 24 and 25 afternoons. Rehearsals are evenings, about 1 or 2 per week. Big cast! See you then!
  • Pop-up Plays: Roma, Norskies, and Bumtown 1935 – The seventh full-length show by History Alive! Lanesboro. Experience a Lanesboro Roma (gypsy) camp drawn from a Lanesboro elder’s memories and watch a revived of a local Norwegian play from 1935. Meet local ‘character’ Cyclone Johnson as well as Cecil Ward, local journalist, projectionist, and one-woman humane society! Hear how town bankers and farmers survived the Great Depression.

Saturdays and Sundays September 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 1pm and 3pm
Tours leave to the indoor and outdoor scenes from Sons of Norway Lodge, 200 Parkway So. Lanesboro, MN
Entrance is free!

  • The Ladies’ Business – Enjoy a scene from Henrietta Turner’s dress shop and school circa 1869. The scene features live actors in period costumes portraying early Forestville residents, Henrietta Turner and her students, as well as Harriet Stevens- an abolitionist of Rushford Minnesota and Sarah Stearns – first suffragist of Rochester. Requires two blocks of walking. Wheel chair accessible.

Saturday June 25th, 2022, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Historic Forestville, 21899 Co Rd 118, Preston, MN
Entrance fee to the Historic site – $8 for elders and under 18 // $10 for other adults

  • Censors, Swimsuits, & Scandal – A lecture and slideshow with live music and refreshments. From horse drawn bathing machines to the rebellions of beachgoing flappers, Theo St. Mane examines past norms and conflicts around vintage bathing costumes.

Sunday May 29th, 2022, 2pm
Sons of Norway Lodge, 200 Parkway So. Lanesboro, MN
Admission: $15 / Under 18 $5

  • Sunday Best – A historic fashion show with live period music and refreshments. The audience is encouraged to come in vintage attire for this fun event co-sponsored by History Alive Lanesboro and the Lanesboro History Museum.

Sunday May 8th, 2022, 2pm
Sons of Norway Lodge, 200 Parkway So. Lanesboro, MN
Admission: $15 / Under 18 $5


We welcome you to view lots of photos and our calendar on our Facebook page, or contact us by email historyalivelanesboro@gmail.com with questions or comments.