May 1 – October 31
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11 Am – 4 PM
November 1 – April 30
Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Runestone Museum 2014 Winter Series
We invite you to join us and experience the storytelling and interactive displays of three exciting and educational speakers scheduled at the Runestone Museum.
Location: Runestone Museum at 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN
Time: 1-3 p.m. Cost: Adults- FREE to Members of the Runestone Museum; non-members $15.00.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Native American Culture Fur Trade Era, 1760-1840 – Dennis Johnson (speaker). Dennis’ presentation will explore the food, clothing, shelter, music, art, bartering and society of the Native American Culture. He also highlights the motivation and first contact of Native American Culture with the European Culture. You will also see Dennis’ display of original and reproduction articles of the fur trade era.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Red River Trails and Story of ‘Ox Cart Angel’ – Joel Arnold (speaker). Joel became fascinated with the Red River Trails and the people that traveled them as he was researching his ancestry. Joel will enlighten you with this forgotten part of Minnesota’s History. He will tell how his research led him to write his Midwest Book Award-Winning novel “Ox Cart Angel”.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Button Button Who’s Got the Button – LuWanna Hintermeister (speaker). LuWanna’s fun “Show and Tell” includes her life time collection of over 20 framed groupings of buttons, 30 carded collections, a Pearly Queen doll and their history. LuWanna has been a member of the State of Button Club for over 20 years and will be holding a valuation session after her presentation. For a $1.00 donation per button, LuWanna will be happy to value your special buttons so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Download the Museum Winter Speaker Series poster to share with your friends.
School is in session and the Museum has special rates for school tours. Contact the Museum office for pricing and dates for your tour.
Can’t get enough information on the Kensington Runestone? Enjoyed the history channel The Holy Grail in America” ? On September 13, 2012 a film crew once again filmed the Runestone and this filming was seen on the History Channel H2 as a series of episodes on “America Unearthed” which aired on Friday, December 21, 2012. The Runestone was featured in in the episode “Tracking the Templars”.