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Upcoming Events

Americana Showcase: Chastity Brown (May 20, 2016)

Through all genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her – indie, roots & soul, rock, blues & country – they are alright, and also not enough. Chastity Brown writes songs that are carried deep in the American psyche, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, touring Europe, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before her to concoct her powerful sound. She’s been hailed by NPR, CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, and Paste Magazine as a songwriter to watch and recently made her UK television debut on Later with Jools Holland. Click here for more information. Purchase tickets.
An Old Fashioned Picnic – FREE Children’s Program (June 2, 2016)

Join us for this interactive children’s program and enjoy an old fashioned picnic. Children will play games, sing songs, participate in a craft, and enjoy a picnic treat. Meet at the Saco Church.

The History Detectives program is for Pre-K children and begins at 9:00AM.  The Time Travelers program is or kids in K-6 and begins at 6:30 PM.

Toss the Bouquet: The Wedding Professionals Spin (Roundtable) (June 9, 2016)

Join wedding industry leaders as they openly share opinions, strategies and creative ideas on wedding trends, as well as suggestions on how to deal with the nitty-gritty details you have to know to ensure your wedding day is an unforgettable celebration. Click here for more information.


Crimes, Crooks & Corruption (Day Trip to St. Paul) (June 23, 2016)

St. Paul is steeped in history and not all of it is pretty. The older Twin City has a bit of a sordid past that not everyone knows about. This day trip chronicles a bit of that seedy history.

With a mobster host, the trip will take you on a journey that explores the sites of the bar fights, kidnappings, and gun battles in which the gangsters of the 1930’s participated. You’ll hear all about the lives of gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Babyface Nelson and more. You’ll also see the sights where the gangsters lived it up as they planned and executed some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated. The guide will show you the gangster hideouts and nightclubs where these notorious mobsters spent time socializing. Click here for more information.

Clinks & Canvas: The Barn Quilt (June 23, 2016)

Join the Steele County Historical Society for a Canvas and Clinks event. Grab a glass of wine, hear a bit about the history of the barn quilt, and paint your very own, unique quilt with the guidance of the Canvas and Clinks gals! Sure to be a fun evening. Space is limited to 50 people. The cost is $40 per person. One beverage is included with the ticket price. Tickets are available at the Steele County History Center. Cash bar with wine and beer will be available. Click here for more information.