April 2018

***SOLD OUT***Wine & Weaving: Viking Jewelry Making (BYOB 21+)
April 26th - 5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Click here to be added to our waiting list!

Viking women made beautiful and intricate jewelry by weaving together fibers - often metals - that were made locally as well as those that were obtained through trade. Join Donna Schumacher at the Runestone Museum and learn how to make a lovely piece of jewelry that will be a great conversation starter. Bring your own drinks and make it a girls night out at the Runestone Museum!

Please note: we will be hosting another class through Alexandria Community Education in June. Tickets for this class can be found here. 

May 2018

Mai Fest
Saturday, May 19th - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Mai Fest at Fort Alexandria! Syttende Mai is Norway’s Constitution Day and its most celebrated holiday! Minnesota has a rich connection with Scandinavia—join the Runestone Museum in celebrating that heritage at Mai Fest! Included in ticket price: lunch (traditional Scandinavian food), Music (Flutes, choir, fiddlers), Games (lawn games, traditional Scandinavian games such as Kubb and Hnefatafl, Viking Jewelry Making, Rosemailing). There will be food, ice cream, music, games, jewelry making, rosemaling and much, much more! Click here to get your tickets!

June 2018

Wake up Alexandria! at the Runestone Museum
June 1 - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wake Up Alexandria is a networking event hosted at Chamber of Commerce member locations on the first and third Friday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 am. These events are open to members and non-members. A “buck and a business card” gets you in the door and all dollars raised are donated to a 501(c)3 non-profit Chamber member. Prizes are available and you will get an opportunity to tour the museum!

History LIVE 2018
June 22nd and 23rd - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

History comes alive in Fort Alexandria! Take a trip through time and experience an array of history ranging from the Viking age, to the Progressive era with Theodore Roosevelt! Walk among pioneers, fur traders, vikings, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive games and activities. Families can enjoy gunny sack races, viking games, demonstrations, and live music in the Fort. Food trucks and Scoop & Grind Ice Cream on site so plan to have lunch and spend your day at the Runestone Museum!

NEW this year: The Shire of Rockhaven, the local branch of The Society of Creative Anachronism, has been invited to demonstrate middle age crafts and Viking style fighting. Also NEW this year: Teddy Roosevelt impersonated by Adam Lindquist - who educates over 20,000 school children a year about our 26th President!

Click here to purchase tickets for History LIVE! 

Wine & Weaving: Viking Jewelry Making (BYOB 21+)
June 27th - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Viking women made beautiful and intricate jewelry by weaving together fibers - often metals - that were made locally as well as those that were obtained through trade. Join Donna Schumacher at the Runestone Museum and learn how to make a lovely piece of jewelry that will be a great conversation starter. Bring your own drinks and make it a girls night out at the Runestone Museum!

Please note, this particular class is hosted in partnership with Alexandria Community Education - tickets must be purchased on their website. Click here to be directed to their website.

August 2018

Sami Bracelet Making Class
August 1st - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This bracelet is created in the style of the Sami people, the indigenous natives of northern Scandinavia and Russia. The Sami people, also referred to as Laplanders, are known for herding reindeer and have historically decorated clothing and leather with spun metal. The Sami Friendship bracelet is made by braiding coiled tin wire, attaching to reindeer leather, adding an antler button and finishing up with faux sinew. Tickets must be purchased through Alexandria Community Education. Click here to get your tickets! 

Steak Fry
August Time and Date TBD

Annual Museum Fundraiser held at Broadway Ballroom! Tickets must be purchased in advance. More details to come.