Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House
Fees/RSVP: $20 per person ($15 for DCHS or MNHS members).

Have a drink with your friends and the Dakota County Historical Society as you learn about Minnesota’s history. This series offers fascinating stories of historic people, places, and events in a unique and intimate setting. Admission includes one free drink ticket and a cash bar for visitors that includes beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

July's presentation will be History of Rock 'n Roll in Minnesota by musician and music writer Rick Shefchik. He has chronicled the beginnings and development of Upper Midwest music scene in his book "Everybody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'N' Roll in Minnesota." Beginning with St. Paul's Augie Garcia and Fargo's Bobby Vee, Shefchik traces the roots of rock and the explosion of the '60s bands like the Trashmen, Gestures, Castaways and Underbeats. He explains how local bands become regionally and nationally famous through Top 40 radio, new recording studios and weekend teen dances held in every big city and small town in the area. His presentation will include clips from many hit songs of the era.

Mendota After Hours is a monthly event that takes place on the second Friday of each month from May thru October. The site will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social gathering, with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Light food and beverages will be available, including a cash bar.

Must be 21+ to receive a free drink ticket, or to purchase alcoholic beverages. Proof of age will be required before a drink ticket and / or beverage is purchased.

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Visit one of these Dakota County Historic Sites