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.

“We Were Strong!” More Women in Early Shakopee

Tuesday, March 12, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

Ten more women in early Shakopee and their impact on the community will be discussed, including Hopstina Makaakaniwankewin, Black Flute Lucy Otherday, Sarah Butts Wakefield, Winona Nancy McClure Faribault Huggan, Ellen Marie Oleson Jorgenson, Isabel David Higbee, Ruth Gardner, Mazasnawin Iron Woman Rosalie Frenere Mooers, Alice Briggs, Melinda Perry Apgar, and Marilyn Laddusaw Lang.

Please register for program CD 312 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Tuesday, March 5.

“We Were Here, Too!” African Americans in Early Shakopee

We Were Here, Too! CoverTuesday, April 9, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

In the 19th century, several African Americans lived in Shakopee. This presentation will include: interpreter and builder, James Thompson; farmer and laborer, Dan Eddings; baseball player, Billy Williams; Joseph Godfrey, who was enslaved and escaped from the area later called Shakopee; Joseph Graham, who was a carriage driver for Dr. Fischer, and a servant, Alice Briggs, whose spirit still lingers in downtown Shakopee.

Please register for program CD 409 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Tuesday, April 2.