2016 Events

Open Streets

Open Streets: June 4, 2016Bike, walk, and dance your way downtown to Main Street Shakopee’s Open Streets summer kick-off event on Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.! Shakopee Heritage Society is excited to be a part of this fun event! Stop by our booth for historical books, information on the Shakopee Heritage Society and our Pathways of Shakopee History project.

Open Streets is a day we close the streets to cars and open them up for people walking, biking, skating, painting, shopping, eating, and playing! Enjoy grilling and games, live music and pop-up entertainment, a farmer and artisan market, cycling central, and community art project! Plus, tons of free family fun activities! More than a street festival, we’re bringing the community together to explore the neighborhood.

Join us for a fun-packed day! Learn more at www.shakopee.org

Presentations

Fall 2016: Shadows of Time…Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots

Bill SchranklerThis presentation by Bill Schrankler complements the depot stories Schrankler gathered in traveling and researching over 200 existing depots in Minnesota (including the one located in Shakopee) for his book, Shadows of Time.

Shadows of Time brings to life 168 of Minnesota’s remaining railroad depots, including all 57 currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Entertaining and fact-filled with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images, the narrative provides a fresh look at Minnesota railroad history through brief studies of these aging structures.

Join us for this free presentation on Saturday, Oct. 15, following the General Membership Meeting at 1 p.m. at the Shakopee Public Library (235 Lewis St. S.).

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Spring 2016: Historical Events of Shakopee

Betty Dols will be talking about historical events of Shakopee. A life-long resident, Betty has a wealth of information about Shakopee’s history.

Join us for this free presentation on Saturday, April 16, following the General Membership Meeting at 1 p.m. at the Shakopee Public Library (235 Lewis St. S.).

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Winter 2016: History of Rahr Malting

Rahr Malting, 1945Jesse Theis will share information about the history of Rahr Malting, a business that has been a mainstay in Shakopee since its construction in 1937.

Join us for this free presentation on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, following the General Membership Meeting at 1 p.m. at the Shakopee Public Library (235 Lewis St. S.).