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March 2017

AirCorps Aviation and Aircraft Preservation

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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Erik Hokuf shares his expertise about AirCorps Aviation and how its different divisions tie into one another.  His presentation will focus on preserving history, honoring veterans and serving the community.  AirCorps Aviation produces award-winning aircraft restorations, digitizes and preserves rare technical drawings, manuals and photos, and shares stories of the sometimes forgotten past. He will present a detailed breakdown on the restoration of the Sierra Sue II, a P51D Mustang, restored in 2014. In partnership with the Bemidji Public Library.  Made possible by a Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant.

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Using Culture to Bridge the Achievement Gap with American Indian Students

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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Please join the Beltrami County Historical Society and area residents for an informative discussion of interest to educators, parents, and concerned citizens. William Blackwell, Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, draws upon his expertise to showcase trends and strategies in closing the achieving gap in school performance amongst Native American students. Part of Beltrami County Historical Society’s Monday Evening March lecture series. In partnership with the Bemidji Public Library.  Made possible by a Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant.

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Minnesota’s Vanishing Landmarks

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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Noted speaker, storyteller, and photographer Doug Ohman makes history come alive with humor and insight.  He will explore the back roads and small towns of Minnesota through the historic buildings that are quickly disappearing.  Join us as Doug shares his own experiences visiting many of these sites, from Minnesota’s oldest Courthouse to the last Civil War recruiting station.  Made possible through a generous Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant.

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April 2017

TRAINS AT THE DEPOT

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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The Northern Iron Horse Railroad Society is teaming up with the Beltrami County Historical Society to bring back the popular TRAINS AT THE DEPOT event. There will be several operating model railroad layouts on display in several different scales, including the most popular scales of HO, N, O and Lego.  Photography and video displays will also be presented.  A very fun event for the entire family from your little train enthusiasts from age 2 and 99. Standard History Center admission applies (free for Beltrami County Historical Society members).

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National Poetry Month

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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Poetry is a powerful vehicle for celebrating and sharing our personal narratives.  This April we’re joining Minneapolis-based Milkweed Editions and other independent booksellers across the state to commemorate the fusion of art and history.  We’re inviting poets of all ages and experience levels to share their favorites –published or original– during our first annual Poem in Your Pocket Day open-mic event.  For inspiration, here's "Bemidji Blues" by Sean Hill:        For Arnold Rampersad Shadows bluing the snow, the pines’ and mine, bear the cast of a kestrel’s blue-gray crown I note as I find my way about this…

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May 2017

Volunteer Clean-up Day!

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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  Help us spruce up during our annual spring cleaning day! Join your fellow BCHS members, community residents, and our board of directors for an afternoon of camaraderie and light cleaning. Volunteers can take part in any of several projects we're planning to put a shine on the History Center and get the Great Northern Depot looking ship shape in time for tourist season. We'll be polishing displays, tidying our research room, and sweeping some cobwebs away. Weather permitting, we'll spend some time working outside. Supplies provided. No experience necessary, but please let us know if you plan to attend.…

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July 2017

Depot Day!

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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Help celebrate the Great Northern Depot! Depot Day is the perfect way to spend a summer day.  Our annual open house features museum tours, children's activities, a souvenir photo station, and more! Try out a working telegraph machine and send real-time Morse code messages to your friends!  Support the Carnegie Library's scrumptious cookie sale, courtesy of Raphael's Bakery! Free admission! Don't miss out!

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August 2017

Beltrami County Fair

August 10 - August 13
Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Rd NW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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  Visit the historic Doud Cabin and learn how some of Beltrami County's earliest settlers lived.  Make your own rope, churn butter and see how ice cream was handled before refrigeration.  Plus, craft demonstrations, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and live metalsmithing!   The County Fair runs from August 9th to August 13th, 2017; the Historical Society will conduct activities at the Doud Cabin between noon and 8pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday (8/13).

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