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.

It Happened Here in 1851 at Holmes’s Landing

It Happened Here in 1851 at Holmes's Landing coverTuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

When Thomas A. Holmes and William Louis Quinn arrived in the area called Holmes’s 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.

Register for CD 1009 by Thursday, Oct. 4.

Balls, Balls, Balls! Sports in Early Shakopee

Sports in Early Shakopee coverTuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

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.

Register for CD 1113 by Thursday, Nov. 8.

Watpá Mnísota: The Minnesota River in Early Shakopee

Watpá Mnísota coverTuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.

The river flows through downtown Shakopee. Learn about the floods, the drownings, the steamboats, the ferries, and the bridges, and all that make Shakopee the place to live.

Register for CD 1211 by Thursday, Dec. 6.