Our featured 2017 summer event:
History Live! in Fort Alexandria
At History Live!
Watch a tinsmith make pots and pans by hand… An armorer will demonstrate making Medieval chain mail armor shirt and an expert will show you how to start a fire with flint and steel… Hear the sound of the blacksmith’s hammer on hot iron and, for children, train in this ancient craft safely with hammer and clay… Find out how much weight a Fur Trade worker could carry… Watch a tipi be set up and go inside… Watch tipi poles being made from lodgepole pine trees…see women’s clothing from the 1860’s… Learn how the traditional Ojibwe made use of what nature provided to survive cold Minnesota winters…Talk with Civil War scholars and reenactors… see Pie-O-neers bake pies over a fire… and much more! Adults: $8 Family: $20
Events and Sights:
Authentic Tipi Set up
Gunny Sack races
Fire Steel demonstrations
Civil War Solider – MN 5th Regiment
Viking Chain mail Armor
Dutch Oven Cooking
Stories of life in the 1920’s
Old Time School
All about Guns and Safety – Friday Only
Wandering Guitar – Saturday Only
Traditional Scandinavian Music – Saturday Only
Butter Churning – Saturday Only
Cowboy Shoot Out – Saturday Only
Grab lunch from Angelina’s Food Truck! Both days
Students have a wonderful time in a class tour at the Runestone Museum! We have special rates for K-12 Public School Districts, Private schools and Charter school tours. The special rate applies if your school can pay for the group with one payment. Contact us for pricing and and to make a reservation for your tour.
Home school groups have a different discount, because parents accompany students and prefer to pay as family units. Contact us for pricing.