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Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, patio pots, vegetables and gift cards are available!

Pahl’s Market fundraiser

Current Projects.

Members have been working on filing and sorting many of the societies newspaper clippings and photographs. Also we are currently scanning a local families history scrapbook, so that we can add to our collection this invaluable addition.

Upcoming Events.

WWII Re-enactment Weekend

May 17th Hours 10am – 6pm
May 18th Hours 10am – 3pm

  The European Theater of WWII will be highlighted during this living history weekend. A tank division of the Historical Reenactment Society will be present. This event features period equipment, costumed participants, and activities. Village buildings may be staffed by costumed hosts.

*****Admission fee *****
$9.00 Adults or $7.00 with a Non-Perishable Food Item
Free – WWII veterans & Kids 5 and under
WWII Weekend Dakota City Heritage Village
Last years newspaper article, World War II weekend

  LAHS will be located in the Harris House during this event. Map to Harris House

Railroad Program

  We are sponsoring a Railroad Program on the 20th of May. Many years ago LAHS sponsored another Railroad Program, and it had a large turnout. John C. Luecke (Railroad author and Minnesota railroads historian), has agreed to be the main speaker. The co-author for his recent book (Paul R. Spyhalski), will also be available to speak at this program. They both have extensive knowledge of local railroading.

  Topics will be the Dan Patch Railroad (Later the Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern), Antlers Park, Milwaukee Road, and other railroad related topics pertaining to the Lakeville area. Luecke will bring some of his railroad books for visitors to purchase, and he will also sign copies of those books. The Lakeville Area Historical Societie’s museum will be open during this event also (come in and see the Antlers Parks display, and much more).

The Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern
From Dan Patch to Dragons

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway logo

  John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski, have recently published an new book about the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway. It was incorporated in 1918 to take over the trackage of the former Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company, also known as the Dan Patch Lines. It was one of the local railroads that passed through the Lakeville area.

The Minneapolis Northfield & Southern Railway

By John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
$55.00* (* plus shipping and Minnesota Sales tax). Hard Cover with Dust Jacket.

  For the first time, the full history of this interesting interurban-turned belt line will be available to students of Minnesota Railroad history.
  The book will cover every aspect of this never-say-die short-line from the earliest plans of the “Dan Patch” to the final takeover of the MN&S by the Soo Line and beyond.
  The book will include: 208 pages, with approximately 250 Photos including 16 pages of Color, 40+ Maps & Diagrams, and more information than anyone, including the authors, ever thought was possible.

John C. Luecke’s books can be obtained at:

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