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August 2021

Lake Le Homme Dieu Boat Parade

August 14, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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October 2021
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Pledge-a-Paddle Fundraising Auction

October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 a.m. - October 22, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Twenty-nine of the paddles on display have been donated to the museum to be auctioned off in a fundraising auction. Funds raised from the auction go towards exhibit development, educational programs, and care of the museum collection. The auction will be online between October 20 and 22, 2021. Preview the paddles here: https://lolm.betterworld.org/auctions/pledge-paddle-fundraising-auctio.

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Fall Open House

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us on the last day of our 2021 season! On October 31st from 12-4 pm, enjoy free admission to the museum, hot apple cider, and snacks and refreshments. There will be Halloween candy for kids in costume.

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November 2021
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Parade of Trees

November 26, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us for Parade of Trees on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 3 to 6 pm. Dozens of trees decorated by local clubs, businesses, and organizations will be on display in the BoatHouse. Enjoy free hot cocoa while supplies last from Caribou Coffee North and vote for your favorite tree. The holiday spirit continues at the Runestone Museum. Follow the lighted path for more holiday cheer and activities at Christmas at the Fort!

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December 2021
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Pledge-a-Paddle Early Bird Sign-Up

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. - January 15, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m.
Legacy of The Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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Sign-up today to carve, paint, burn, or sculpt a wooden paddle for our 3rd Annual Pledge-a-Paddle Community Art Contest! The museum provides the paddle, you provide the art. Early bird pricing is $10 of museum members and $15 for non-members. Sign-up and information can be found here: legacyofthelakes.org/pledge-paddle

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January 2022
$14.00

History at Home: Rum Running

January 18 @ 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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Rum Running-Secrets of the Past

Though the phrases are often used interchangeably, rum running refers to bootlegging that occurs on water. Learn about the notorious practice of smuggling alcohol through the water during prohibition with Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Prior to the class, you will receive an email from the instructor with the Zoom invitation to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of the class…

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