Upcoming Events

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.

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

So Jazzy! Shakopee in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s coverSaturday, Oct. 20, Following 1 p.m. Membership Meeting | Free | Shakopee Public Library

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

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.

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.