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August 2022

Le Homme Dieu Paddle Excursion

August 17 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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We're partnering with Douglas County Parks and Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center to provide a paddle excursion on Lake Le Homme Dieu on August 17! It's the perfect chance to get out and paddle, see the lake, and learn a little lake history along the way. There are two time slots available, 6-7 pm and 7-8 pm. This event is free but as space is limited in the canoe, advance registration is required. Adults and children of all ages are…

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Story Time at the Museum

August 18 @ 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Free water-themed story time at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for ages 2-5 with the Douglas County Public Library. Story time begins at 1:00 and goes until 1:30. The dates for story time are: August 4 & 18

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September 2022

Gallery Talk: So Terrible a Storm

September 13 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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During Thanksgiving week, 1905, the Mataafa Storm swept over Lake Superior, damaging or destroying 29 ships, claiming dozens of lives, and causing millions of dollars in damages. Curt Brown, author of So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior, will present on the storm and its aftermath. “Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown.” —The Maritime Executive  This talk is free and open to…

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Water Talks: Alexandria Nature Trail

September 19 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us Monday, September 19th at the Legacy of the Lakes BoatHouse as Tim Schoonhoven presents on the Alexandria Nature Trail. He is lead engineer working with the Nature Conservancy to preserve and protect a corridor from I-94 to Lake Le’ Homme Dieu. The trail will provide for water runoff management as well as provide for public use of a nature trail. The project would also preserve valuable wetlands that act as natural filters and sponges that cleans and slows…

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