History of Shakopee Series

Join Senior Research Chair and Vice-President David R. Schleper for the History of Shakopee Series at the Shakopee Community Center’s Ṡakpe ti Lounge.

Register for the presentations you wish to attend. You do not need not be a Shakopee Heritage Society member to attend these free presentations offered by the Shakopee Heritage Society through Shakopee Parks and Recreation.

To register, please register on the Shakopee Parks and Recreation online registration system or at the Shakopee Community Center front desk by the deadline.

“This is a most beautiful place!” Writers in Early Shakopee

Writers in Early Shakopee coverWednesday, June 13, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

Diaries, letters, and books written by people in Shakopee are presented, including Florence Courtney Milton, Eleanor Gates, Susan Maria Hazeltine Adams, and Daniel M. Storer. Examples of some of the writing will be discussed.

Register for CD 613 by Wednesday, June 6.

So Jazzy! Shakopee in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s

So Jazzy! coverTuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

Shakopee was known at Little Chicago. Learn about what life was like back then during the Prohibition and beyond in this presentation.

Register for CD 731 by Tuesday, July 24.

Mitakuye Owasin: American Indians in Early Shakopee

Mitakuye Owasin coverTuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

Learn about some of the American Indians who lived in the area later called Shakopee, including Ŝakpe II, Ŝakpedan or Little Six, Thaóyate Dúta (Little Crow), Jane Lamont Titus, Charles A. Manaige, Shoto, and Kahoton “Makes Noise by Striking” John Mooers, among other early Dakota and other Indians who lived here.

Register for CD 814 by Tuesday, Aug. 7.