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Runes & Rye: Reading Your Rune Stones (21+)
Thursday, September 6th - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Our Viking ancestors believed runes held the meaning of life in their symbolism. Rune reading (or rune casting) is an ancient form of oracle used by those seeking advice. Runes have a long history, dating back to ancient use by Nordic tribes, and are still widely used in today’s society. Anyone can have a rune reading, but it’s also fun to be able to learn how to use them yourself. Bring your own beverage and learn what each rune means, its associated mythology and practical applications to modern life. Tickets are $25 each. Click here to purchase
Dig Into the Past (Grades 4-6)
Monday, September 10th - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Do you think Indiana Jones has a cool job? Do you know the difference between Archaeology and Paleontology? Come in for an adventure at the Runestone Museum where you will learn and practice basic excavation and observation skills—crucial first steps for every adventurer! Class will be outside, dress accordingly. Click here to purchase tickets
Wine & Weaving: Viking Jewelry Making Class (21+)
Thursday, September 13th - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Take time for yourself and learn the Nordic art of jewelry making while enjoying a glass of wine at the Runestone Museum. This class will focus on making bracelets using the age old method of weaving. Class fee ($75) includes all the supplies you need to make a bracelet at class, plus an additional kit to take home! Bring your own beverage and the willingness to learn something new! Class size is limited. Click here to purchase tickets
Museum Day Live
Saturday, September 22nd - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free admission with Museum Day Live Ticket! "Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018." - www.smithsonianmag.com
Native Tools (Ages 4-6)
Thursday, October 18th - 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Discover interesting facts and information about Native American tools and implements. This is an interactive class where you will be able to handle tools, and imagine indigenous peoples using them for hunting, fishing, fighting, making clothing and shelter, even art! Click here to purchase tickets
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.
Haunted History Night
Friday, October 26th - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us after hours at the Runestone Museum for ghostly tales of Minnesota, hot apple cider, spooky Halloween treats, and a special haunted scavenger hunt! All ages welcome!
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.