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History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays May 30-31


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN – Historic stories and characters will come alive on May 30-31, 2015 in Lanesboro, through History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays. In a downtown rich with historic buildings, three dramatic scenes will portray life in 1880, 1920, and 1960, enacted with music and dance by local actors and guests. The plays and the tour have been researched, created and directed by Lanesboro performer and historian Jane Peck. One-hour tours begin and end at the Lanesboro History Museum, 105 Parkway Ave S. in Lanesboro. The outdoor tours are free and open to the public! Tour times: Saturday, May 30 at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31 at 1 and 3 p.m. The tour involves walking a hill and one scenic mile. A wagon will also be available to accommodate those with accessibility challenges; reservations should be made in advance for the wagon ride by calling the History Museum at (507) 467-2177. In celebration of the project, a reception will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery, 103 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro; this event is also free and open to the public.

Jane Peck has had three passions throughout her life: dance, history, and teaching. She is thrilled to work on this project, as it combines all three! “As a child, I listened to my grandfather’s stories of the past in Albert Lea, and that gave me the view that history is real stories of real people, not just dates and wars. I hope this event will help people to imagine other times in their own towns as well,” she says. History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays will bring to life friends and relatives of the Drake, Kennedy, Flattum, Bergey, Nelson, Flaby, Nestande, French, and Powell families. The cast includes 16 people from all walks of life in Lanesboro: Pastor Kerry Eversole, Mayor Robin Krom, Heidi & Phil Dybing, Blake Coleman, Val Tindall, Rita Dalzell, Bonita Underbakke, 6-7 children, Rachel Storlie (of Spring Grove), and fiddler Danielle Enblom from St. Paul.

Through her company Dance Revels History, Jane Peck has produced performances of history with dance and music most of her career, performing at museums, colleges and festivals throughout the Upper Midwest since 1994. In 2011 she created and staged a show about Twin Cities history in the 1840s, Bottineau Jig! Untold Tales of Early Minnesota. History is one of the greatest inspirations of her artistic life. “We have so much to learn from the lives and .....
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Audition Notice

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Community Theater will be holding auditions for this summer’s production of “Mary Poppins”. They will be held on two evenings, April 6 and April 7 at the St. Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Ave. N in Lanesboro from 6:30 to 9 p.m. No prepar ..... 
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Flourish Summer Camp: cultivating kids’ performance ideas on a farm

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Flourish Summer Camp, a program of the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative located outside Wykoff, MN, announces a rigorous July program for young people aged 11-15years. Located on DreamAcres, an organic vegetable farm in southeastern Minnesota’s bl ..... 
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Houston County Historical Society book sale

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Houston County Historical Society will hold its 20th annual book sale on Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. The sale will be held at 104 History Lane (East Main Street entrance) by the Houston Count ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company Presents MARY’S WEDDING

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone production of the 2014 Apprentice Company, Mary’s Wedding playing March 19 through March 29. From Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, Mary’s Wedding tells th ..... 
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‘Windows into Wonderment’ exhibit opens Feb. 7

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Windows into Wonderment’, an exhibit of colorful mixed media work by artist Layl McDill. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Ma ..... 
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Chatfield Library active at 100

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

As the Chatfield Public Library celebrates 100 years in existence it is seeing more activity than ever before. What began as a Public Rest Room in 1910 complete with a stove, tables, chairs, a rug, and public facilities for use by townspeople and r ..... 
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Lee Dyreson participated in the All-State Concert Band

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, 2015, three hundred of the finest high school band and orchestra musicians met at the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Mid-Winter Clinic at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis. ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for ‘Open Road’ exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Calling all visual artists in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Open Road’ exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 6 – ..... 
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