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Members are working on a new display for installation in the large display window cabinet. Other members are researching different storage systems for installation in our primary storage room.

Upcoming Events.

Saluting Minnesota’s Involvement in the Civil War

  2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. What a great time to learn more about this tragic chapter in American History! The LAHS is partnering with Lakeville’s Adult Enrichment to bring Photographer and Historian Dough Ohman to Lakeville. Doug, an Anoka, MN native and University of Minnesota graduate, has spent countless hours photographing and researching hundreds of grave markers in his effort to remember those from Minnesota who served in the Civil War. His presentation will include photographs of most of the Civil War monuments still found in Minnesota, and will highlight several national battlefields where Minnesota boys served. Join us on:

Saturday, March 21

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lakeville South High School

Lecture Hall (easy access from the upper parking lot at the north side of the building)

$10 pre-registration fee is required

Registration can be accomplished by filling out the form and sending it with payment to the address listed, or by paying with a credit card at

Registration forms can also be found by the clipboards at Heritage Center.


The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin

  Join us at the Heritage Center to hear stories of Minnesota’s worst river disaster, the capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing during a violent storm on Lake Pepin, and the subsequent loss of 98 of its passengers. Fred Johnson, a Red Wing native and former teacher in the St. Paul Public School System, will tell the stories that “stunned the sate and horrified Red Wing”.

  Fred Johnson has received many awards both as a teacher and as a writer. He has written ten books about Minnesota history and is currently working with the Minnesota Historical Society on MNopedia, their online encyclopedia project

  His FREE presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium Room at the Heritage Center on Monday, April 13 and will be followed by coffee and treats. Fred’s books will be available for purchase.

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