Upcoming Events:

  • “Pop-up Plays: Roma, Norskies, and Bumtown 1935” , produced by History Alive Lanesboro, takes you into the world of 1935 in a small town in SE MN. Experience a local Roma or gypsy camp (from an elder’s memories) and watch a revived local Norwegian play and drill team from 1935. Meet local ‘character’ Cyclone Johnson as well as Cecil Ward- local journalist, and movie projectionist! Area farmers, CCC workers, and hobos portray the Great Depression. Experience a President’s Birthday Ball with live band! These scenes are filled with a variety of live music and costumes of the era. True stories. Tours leave to the indoor and outdoor scenes at 1 and 3 pm each day.

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! Suggested donation.”

  • 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
Poster

  • 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
Poster

 

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.