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July 2021
$25.00

One Shoe Canoe

July 23 @ 8:00 a.m. - August 1 @ 5:00 p.m.
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One Shoe Canoe 5K Fundraiser benefitting the Runestone Museum Foundation and Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Sign-up now and complete this 5K on water at your own pace between July 23 and August 1. Canoe, kayak, or SUP your way around our lakes to benefit your local museums. Proceeds will be split evenly between the two museums. When you register, you will receive a free dry bag, while supplies last! Share your journey on social media using #oneshoecanoe #legacyofthelakes #runestonemuseumfoundation…

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Boat Parade

July 31 @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Back by popular demand, the Chain of Lakes Boat Parade will be July 31st! At 11 am, a collection of vintage and classic watercraft will leave from Arrowwood Resort and move counterclockwise around Lake Darling before heading to Lake Carlos and Lake Le Homme Dieu. We invite the public to watch from shore and from the water as we make our way through the lakes. Keep an eye out for our t-shirt cannon, as we'll be firing off limited edition…

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August 2021
$10

Music in the Gardens-Mick Sterling

August 6 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Mick Sterling

Get in a Billy Joel state of mind with Mick Sterling on Friday, August 6! Gates open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 6:30. You can choose from Gar Wood seating, putting you right up front near the stage with a chair provided, or Grasslands seating, which is bring your own chair or blanket. Museum members get special pricing on tickets and kids 12 & under are always FREE! There will be beverages for sale, along with snacks…

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Water Talks: How Our Lakes Were Named

August 9 @ 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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What’s in a (Lake) Name...Legacy, Legends and (Folk) Lore One thing we know for certain. We have a lot of lakes in Douglas County. What we don’t know for sure is...how did they get their names? Enjoy a fun, lighthearted and enthusiastic look at local lake trivia with an assortment of stories to go with familiar names. Names that connect us to our history, names that highlight our geography, names inherited from our pioneers and names that inspire a tidbit…

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$10

Music in the Gardens-Joyann Parker

August 13 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Joyann

It's the last Music in the Gardens of the season and we're thrilled to welcome back Joyann Parker to the Legacy Gardens! Gates open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:30. Gar Wood seating gets you next to the stage with a chair provided. Grasslands seating is bring your own chair or blanket. Museum members enjoy special pricing on tickets and kids 12 & under are always FREE! Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase! Thanks to…

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Lake Le Homme Dieu Boat Parade

August 14 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Its our last Boat Parade of the season! Captains will meet on the Le Homme Dieu side of the Carlos/LHD bridge and travel around Lake Le Homme Dieu starting at 11. We hope to see you watching from shore at one of LHD's public beaches or from the water! Vintage and classic boat captains are welcome to join in!

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$5.00

Children’s Make-n-Take: Gyotaku

August 17 @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. Learn about the ancient practice and create your own prints to display at home. Grades K-6.

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Gallery Talk: Alexandria Boat Works

August 17 @ 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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Alexandria Boat Works

Join us at the museum for a Gallery Talk with Blondo Consulting, who were contracted by the museum to fulfill a grant-funded research project into the history of Alexandria Boat Works. They will be presenting their findings from the project! This event is free and open to the public. While the talk is being held at the museum, it will be streamed live on Facebook. Clean Water, Land, & Legacy Amendment. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund have made this…

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September 2021

Gallery Talk: Building Traditional Boats in a Modern Age

September 7 @ 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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Faering

Join us for our final Gallery Talk of the season when we are joined by John Finkle of Noatun Community Wooden Boat Works, the builders of the museums fearing boat. He will take us through his process for building the faering with traditional tools and materials. This event is free and open to the public. While the talk will be in person at the museum, it will also be streamed live on Facebook.

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Water Talks: Understanding Hydroclimatic Change in Minnesota

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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Water Talk

Join us Monday, September 13 at 7:00 pm for a free webinar with the Minnesota State Climatology Office's Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld as he presents "Understanding Hydroclimatic Change in Minnesota." This presentation breaks down Minnesota’s changing climate to its essential points, particularly emphasizing the ongoing changes in the quantity, timing, and intensity of precipitation, and the rapid rate of winter warming. We will also discuss other important elements of our climate that are not (yet) changing, and will peer into the future to…

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