Calendar of Events, Dunn County Historical Society




Special Exhibits and Programming @ the Rassbach Heritage Museum

February 7-9, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quilts of the Pinery


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As part of the annual Frost Fair event, the Dunn County Historical Society is sponsoring an exhibit of quilts made by residents of "The Pinery," that area of Northwest Wisconsin which was logged by Knapp, Stout & Co. Company from 1846 to 1901.



February 8, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Frost Fair


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Shake off those winter blues with activities for all ages including: Winter-Themed Crafts & Activities; Chili Cook-Off; 1860s Rules Vintage Base Ball; Quilts of the Pinery Show; Quilt Raffle; Artisans; Coffee and Hot Chocolate; and Live Music!





February 23, 2020 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Duty Beyond the Battlefield


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African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood | Author Le'Trice D. Donaldson examines the often overlooked era between the Civil War and the end of World War I as the beginning of black soldiers' involvement in the long struggle for civil rights. These soldiers used their military service to challenge white notions of an African American second-class citizenry and forged a new identity as freedom fighters willing to demand the rights of full citizenship and manhood.



March 7, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make It Saturdays -- Technology
in Fulton's Workshop


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Make your own "magic floating ball" toy from just a few simple recycled objects!



March 22, 2020 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Agriculture: Then and Now


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Local historian and Dunn County Historical Society board member Brian Gabriel will present on the progression of agriculture in the past 200 years, from basic and primitive approaches to the most up to date and current methods. Dairy and grain farming in the midwest will be featured in this multimedia presentation.





April 4, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make It Saturdays -- Engineering
in Fulton's Workshop


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Use newspaper to build your own geodesic dome fort! Paper is a strong building material if you use the right shapes and build carefully.





April 19, 2020 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Our Green Water


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History and Issues With Lake Menomin and the Red Cedar Watershed | Explore the history and biology of Lake Menomin. Researchers from the LAKES REU team at UW-Stout will present and be available for questions surrounding this complex topic.





May 2, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make It Saturdays -- Art
in Fulton's Workshop


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Create a beautiful wind chime out of colorful plastic that would otherwise end up in the landfill!





May 16, 2020 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Wisconsin's Gangster Past


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Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn Wisconsin into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation by author Chad Lewis lets the audience discover the grisly locations where Wisconsin's gangster history will never die.





May 17, 2020 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
From Imagination to Reality


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Make your invention come alive during National Inventors Month. Tom Budd, project manager at Prototype Solutions Group (PSG) in Menomonie will provide insight into how technologies have evolved to physically make an invention go from the page to reality. Human inventions have transformed our lives. Ideas once scribbled on paper have been turned into indispensable products we use every day. What you may not know is what the journey of an invention looks like; often times challenging and difficult to imagine.




June 6, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make It Saturdays -- Math
in Fulton's Workshop


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Build a Sierpinski pyramid -- shapes on shapes on shapes. Using paper, build 3D pyramids that stack to form larger and larger pyramids. It could go on forever!





Is there a Dunn County historical topic you'd like to hear about,
or a speaker you can recommend for our Heritage Sunday
speaker series? Contact us at
715-232-8685 or dchs@dunnhistory.org.



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Dunn County Historical Society
PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI   USA  54751
715-232-8685