Upcoming Events

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

So jazzy! Shakopee in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s CoverTuesday, July 31, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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

Please register for program CD 731 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Tuesday, July 24.

Mitakuye Owasin: American Indians in Early Shakopee

Mitakuye Owasin: American Indians in Early Shakopee CoverTuesday, Aug. 14, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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.

Please register for program CD 814 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Tuesday, Aug. 7.

On the Streets Where You Live: Streets in Early Shakopee

On the Streets Where You Live: Streets in Early Shakopee CoverSaturday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Free | Shakopee Public Library

Spencer Street, Holmes Street, Mooers Avenue, Hazen Street. Learn about the people behind the streets signs of Shakopee.

No pre-registration required.

A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s: Schools in Early Shakopee

A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s: Schools in Early Shakopee CoverTuesday, Sept. 11, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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.

Please register for program CD 911 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Thursday, Sept. 6. Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Second Annual Pathways of Shakopee History Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Silent auction itemsThursday, Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m. | $40 | Turtle’s 1890 Social Centre

Mark your calendars for this second annual event, with proceeds going toward the development of Shakopee’s new Pathways of Shakopee History interpretive history park, an extension of Memorial Park, and eventually interpretive signs into historic downtown Shakopee. Event cost of $40 includes dinner. Itinerary includes: 5:30 p.m. – Social; 6:30 p.m. – Dinner; 7:30 p.m. – Presentation by David Schleper (following Dinner and Live Auction).

Purchase a ticket from any Shakopee Heritage Society board member, at Bill’s Toggery, or online.

It Happened Here! 1851 at Holmes’s Landing

It Happened Here! 1851 at Holmes's Landing CoverTuesday, Oct. 9, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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.

Please register for program CD 1009 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Thursday, Oct. 4. Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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

"This is a most beautiful place!" Writers in Early Shakopee CoverSaturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Free | Shakopee Public Library

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.

No pre-registration required.

Balls, Balls, Balls! Sports in Early Shakopee

Balls, Balls, Balls! Sports in Early Shakopee CoverTuesday, Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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.

Please register for program CD 1113 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Thursday, Nov. 8. Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Home Sweet Home: Dwellings in Early Shakopee

Home Sweet Home: Dwellings in Early ShakopeeSaturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Free | Shakopee Public Library

From the tipi tanka (bark lodges) of the Dakotas, to the Faribault Trading Post, to the Pond Mission House, to the beginning houses of early Shakopee, this presentation will describe some of the shanties, hewed log cabins to beginning houses with board floors and shingle roofs that formed the beginning of Sha K’ Pay, Minnesota Territory.

No pre-registration required.

Watpá Mnísota: The Minnesota River in Early Shakopee

Watpá Mnísota: The Minnesota River in Early Shakopee CoverTuesday, Dec. 11, 1-2 p.m. | Free | Shakopee Community Center Ṡakpe ti Senior Lounge

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.

Please register for program CD 1211 at the Shakopee Community Center or online through Shakopee Parks and Recreation by Thursday, Dec. 6. Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 28.