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View a video of a local student's investigation into an old historical deed mysteriously found in District 287's files.
Civil War film screening May 9
Join the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association and Hennepin Technical College for a Minnesota Civil War documentary screening on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Lake Community Bank Center, 1964 Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake, Mn 55356. The Lake Community Bank is located on the opposite side of Hwy 12 from the Pioneer Museum. This Civil War documentary tells the story of what happened to the men and boys from Wasioja and Dodge County. Wasioja is a small town in South Eastern Minnesota, about 20 miles west of Rochester. This film tells how "The Boys of Wasioja" were recruited from Northwestern College Seminary to muster at Fort Snelling as the Second Minnesota Company C. The film follows the men and boys through the Battle of Mill Springs, The Battle of Chickamauga, the march to Atlanta and the march to the sea with General Sherman, the routing of South Carolina to the Grand March at wars end. The film then follows these brave men as they mustered out at Fort Snelling. This documentary production is a partnership between the Friends of Wasioja and Hennepin Technical College. Pioneer Museum members will be greeting your arrival.
New Feature! Search our Index of over 29,000 Family File images!
Now you can search our Index of over 29,000 Family File images. These images have been scanned from our family files and tagged by volunteers so they are computer searchable.
2012 Annual Meeting
Author presenting a book on R. C. Moore to the museum collection at the annual meeting.
The Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association is 105 years old!
This year's annual meeting was held on August 18th, 2012, lunch at 12:00 noon, at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 177 Glendale Drive in Long Lake, MN, map. After the business meeting, attendees discussed stories about their mothers. What was your mother's favorite thing to cook? What was the best advice that she gave to you? It was a good discussion!