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Lecture to highlight frontier history
A public lecture, “The Legacies of Red Rock, Pig’s Eye and Grey Cloud: Frontier Communities on the Upper Mississippi River,” will be presented as part of the Newport Heritage Preservation Commission’s annual Preservation Month observance. It will take place from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Newport Library. Robert Vogel, preservation planner for Newport, will be talking about the formative years of St. Paul, Newport and Cottage Grove during the 1820s-1850s. Admission is free.
Tour will be a walk through the past
The Afton Museum is holding a free historic walking tour of the village of Afton starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. The tour will start at the Afton Historical Museum, 3165 St. Croix Trail S., and end there at 4 p.m. Historian Ken Martens will narrate the tour.
It will make a stop at Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour during the tour. In case of rain, the tour will be canceled.For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-436-3500. Or visit the museum’s website at aftonhistorical- museum.com/.