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February 2022

History at Home: Gar Wood

February 15 @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Inventor of the hydraulic lift and the first man to go over 100 mph on water, Gar Wood is an American icon. Known for his motorboat racing and Gar Wood boats, Wood began his boat career working on a ferry with his father on Lake Osakis. Join the Legacy of the Lakes Museum as we go through the life and successes of local legend Garfield Arthur Wood. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom.…

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March 2022

History at Home: Female Racers of the 20th Century

March 15 @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Women have been revving engines since motor racing began. Cars, planes, and boats are great equalizers when it comes for the thirst for speed. Women like Joe Carstairs and Delphine Dodge lived unconventional lives for their time, but made their mark on history. Legacy of the Lakes Museum will take a look at some of the pioneering women who made an impact on motorboat racing and the lives they lived. Join us online! This class will be held using the…

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June 2022

Story Time at the Museum

June 2 @ 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: June 2 & 16 July 7 & 21 August 4 & 18

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Family Day

June 5
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Get ready for Family Day at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens featuring musical guests The Teddy Bear Band! The day kicks off with free admission to the Legacy of the Lakes Museum starting at noon. Children's author Kathy Groth will do readings of her book, "Sunken," at 1, 2, and 3 pm. At 2 pm, there will be kids' activities and demonstrations, including face painting, a Lego boat building contest, and more! The music starts at 4:00…

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Author Talk: Kathy Groth

June 5 @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is pleased to announce that author Kathy Groth will be at our June 5th Family Day doing readings of her new book, "Sunken." "Sunken" tells the story of Chase and Bri, who, thanks to a magical map, learn about the mysteries in the depths of Lake Superior. More information on the book can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/.../58315568-sunken-shipwrecks.... There will be 3 readings on June 5th at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm inside the Legacy of…

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Kid’s Lego Boat Building Contest

June 5 @ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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In conjunction with our June 5th Family Day Event, the museum is hosting a Lego Boat Building Contest for kids 17 & under! We invite kids to build a boat creation out of Legos and bring it with them to Family Day. The boats will be displayed throughout the event and a winner will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of Legacy of the Lakes Museum board members. The winner will receive a prize furnished by the…

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Stuff-N-Fluff at Family Day

June 5 @ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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New to Family Day this year! Stuff-N-Fluff will be set up inside the museum from 2-5 pm so kids can make their very own stuffed friend before the Teddy Bear Band concert. Stuff n Fluff Workshop is a mobile teddy bear workshop, where kid’s bring their beary own stuffed animal to life. During the stuffed animal FUNshop, kids hand-stuff their own plush pal, then make a wish on a rainbow star before tucking it safely inside their new friend! Small…

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Water Talks: Get the Lead Out

June 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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Get the Lead Out is an educational program to protect and restore the population of common loons in Minnesota by reducing their exposure to lead-based fishing tackle. This outreach effort will run from 2020 to 2023. Join us at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum as experts from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discuss this threat to our native species and what you can do to help. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held…

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Story Time at the Museum

June 16 @ 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: June 2 & 16 July 7 & 21 August 4 & 18

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Children’s Make-n-Take: Recycled Boat Building

June 21 @ 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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Get your creative juices flowing! Participants will build a boat out of common household supplies and recycled materials. Then they can test their designs on the water to see if it floats. Grades 2-5. Advanced registration is required! To sign-up, visit https://alexandria.ce.eleyo.com/course/7753/youth-summer-2022-spring-2023/children-s-make-n-take-series-recycled-boat-building-gr-2-5.

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