Hilary Drees and his wife, Irene, talk about growing up in Shakopee, including living just north of Pearson Elementary School on a farm with hogs, at the April 13, 2019 Shakopee Heritage Society Membership Meeting.
Gib Delbow talks about Shakopee downtown history, including its many bars, at the October 15, 2011 Shakopee Heritage Society Membership Meeting.
Special thanks to Brenda Fonder for donating the DVD of Gib’s presentation that we used to produce the final version.
After purchasing the Hubers’ Shakopee Scrapbook, Joanne Musick became interested in Shakopee’s history. This led to her shooting modern photos of various photos from the scrapbook and other historic photos, making a modern scrapbook. She shares her then and now photos at this presentation at the Shakopee Heritage Society membership meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A presentation by David Schleper for the Sakpe ti Senior Lounge, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Learn about the floods, the drownings, the steamboats, the ferries, and the bridges, and all that make Shakopee the place to live.
A presentation by David Schleper for the Sakpe ti Senior Lounge, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Learn about the sports in early Shakopee, including Ta-ka-psi-ca-pi, or lacrosse, that men and women of the Dakota played on the prairie in the 1840s, to baseball played at Riverside Park, to football and baseball played by companies and schools in Shakopee.
A presentation by David R. Schleper for the Shakopee Heritage Society Membership Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. This presentation covers life in Shakopee in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, when Shakopee had a reputation as “Little Chicago.”
When Thomas A. Holmes and William Louis Quinn arrived in the area called Holmes Landing (later called Shakopee) the area was called Tiŋta-otoŋwe, a village of 600 Dakota Indians. Learn about the white people who moved to the area over the next few years, and the Indians who were already here for 175 years before the white people arrived.
This presentation by Shakopee Heritage Society Vice-President and Senior Research Chair David R. Schleper was held on Oct. 9, 2018 for the Sakpe ti Senior Lounge at the Shakopee Community Center, as part of the History of Shakopee Series.
Shakopee has 12 schools. But many years ago, schools happened in houses, in churches, and in log cabins. Over time, public schools started popping up around the area of Shakopee. Learn about some of the schools in the area, and how they grew to fit the population of people who lived in our town.
This presentation by Shakopee Heritage Society Vice-President and Senior Research Chair David R. Schleper was held on Sept. 11, 2018 for the Sakpe ti Senior Lounge at the Shakopee Community Center, as part of the History of Shakopee Series.
A presentation by Vice-President and Senior Research Chair David R. Schleper on the names behind some of the Shakopee street signs, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, for the Shakopee Public Library.
Presentation by David R. Schleper for the Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 on American Indians in early Shakopee. Some of those covered include 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.