Sherburne History Center

Sherburne History Center
click on picture to visit our webpage:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Programs Are The Name Of The Game

Programs are, as many people realize, important to the operations of museums and historical societies.  With the coming New Year, here at the Sherburne History Center, we have rededicated ourselves to creating new programs and providing more opportunities for the sharing of information about the county and the local history.

In other words: program presentation is the name of the game for the coming year.

And, we have started off pretty well.  In January, two programs of importance are the book signing of They Called Her Maria, described as a “wonderful example of life in the 1870s on the Minnesota frontier.”  Editors Herb and Corinne Murphy have spent the past two years transcribing and editing the diaries and letters of Hannah Maria Nutting Benham Knapp.  We are happy to present the published work here at the Sherburne History Center.  The book signing is scheduled for 12 January between 11 am and 1 pm.

Later in the month, an introductory course on genealogy and family history will be presented.  The goal with this program is to create a jumping off point for future genealogy and family history programs.  We will be emphasizing Sherburne County and Minnesota resources, but expanding outward to discuss other areas for research is always a possibility.  This program is scheduled from 10:30 am  to 12:30 on Saturday, 22 January at the Sherburne History Center. 

In February we have a poetry reading by Ken and Janet Panger.  And later in the month a program on collecting oral histories and using them in family history will be presented.

In addition, in 2011 programs such as the “Vintage Base Ball Game,” “autumn Lights,” “Polinator Week,” “The Tribute to Agriculture,” and the “Annual Christmas Tree Festival,” are all part of the schedule. 

Keep your eye out for more details.  And, I hope to see you all at some of the programs and other events we have planned this year.

And, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or ideas please let me know.  I can be reached at: 763.261.4433 or at

No comments:

Post a Comment