Events

October 2018

Make your own Dream Catcher!
Friday, October 19th - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating legends of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams flow through. Using a kit from a Native owned company, learn to make your own dream catcher and take it home. Tickets may be found here.

Fall Fest in the Fort
Wednesday, October 31st - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween at Historic Fort Alexandria. This community event will be held outside at the Runestone Museum from 3pm-6pm Wednesday, October 31. Free to all ages.

Join us in Fort Alexandria at 3pm, then take a break and trick-or-treat down Broadway Street. Circle back to the Fort after trick-or-treating and enjoy cider, cookies, storytelling and other hands on, fun-filled activities.

Activities sneak peek:

  • straw bale decorations
  • additional trick or treating opportunities
  • story telling
  • fortune telling table with crystal ball
  • make your own x-ray activity (younger kids)
  • animal bone excavation activity (all ages)
  • coloring table (younger kids)
  • yard jenga & yard yatzi (all ages)
  • Viking games (all ages)
  • Viking dress up station (all ages—be Batman AND a Viking)
  • Plus MUCH more!

November 2018

CLOSED - November 15th
Thursday, November 15th

Museum will be closed for filming.

CLOSED - Thanksgiving November 22nd
Thursday, November 22nd 

Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Christmas in the Fort
Friday, November 23rd - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Embrace the cold and get into the Holiday Spirit with us during Christmas in the Fort! Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving shortly afterwards. Admission to the Fort is FREE and snacks and beverages will be provided! Entertainment will include the Carolers of Alexandria, Zion Children’s Choir, and animals from Erickson’s Petting Zoo. See the Parade of Trees and vote for your favorite tree! Our gift shop will be open supplying all of your Christmas shopping needs.

Member's Sip 'n' Save Event
Thursday, November 29th - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Not a member of the Runestone Museum? Become one now and join us for the 2nd Annual Sip ‘n’ Save evening at the museum. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments while shopping the store and exploring the museum. Normally, members receive a 20% gift shop discount, but will receive a 30% discount at the one night event! Enjoy the perks of membership and support local artists at the Runestone Museum.

December 2018

Free Admission with Donation of Personal Care Items
Tuesday, December 11th - ALL DAY

One Free Admission on Tuesday, December 11th for every 2 full-sized toiletry items donated to the Runestone Museum. Donations will go to Outreach Food Shelf of Alexandria at the Holiday Train Event Wednesday, December 12.

Bake Sale
Wednesday, December 19th - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Runestone Museum Foundation Bake Sale will be Wednesday, December 19 at the Museum Store from 12 PM-5 PM.

Don’t miss out on this second annual event! Goodies will include lefse, rosettes, shortbread, peanut brittle, cookies, breads, bars, krumkake, and much more!