Weekend options: Midsommar Celebration, Pierre Bottineau Open House

  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 2:28 PM
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The Pierre Bottineau house is located at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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MIDSOMMAR CELEBRATION

An annual festival at the American Swedish Institute. A full day of family fun with music and singing. Raise the Midsommarstång (midsummer-pole) and make a flower head-wreath, play games and enjoy nature activities. Hungry guests can dine on Swedish-style hot dogs and ice cream. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907. www.asimn.org.)

PIERRE BOTTINEAU OPEN HOUSE

Step back in time and tour the home built in 1854, four years before Minnesota became a state. View exhibits throughout the restored home of Bottineau, who was an accomplished hunter, trader and entrepreneur. (1-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Pierre Bottineau House, 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove. 763-694-7700. www.threeriversparkdistrict.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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