Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
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 "Hudson Bay Bound" with Natalie Warren. In 2011, Warren was one of the first two women to paddle 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, recreating Eric Sevareid's route from Canoeing with the Cree. On that expedition, she saw first-hand issues surrounding small-town economies, agriculture, history, and the environment. After the 85-day expedition, Natalie and Ann were nominated for Canoe & Kayak's 2012 Expedition of the Year. In this presentation, Natalie recounts her journey to the Bay through environmental and social speculations, challenges on the trail, animal encounters, and heart-warming stories. The book Hudson Bay Bound, will be released in Spring 2020 by the University of Minnesota Press.
Mendota After Hours is a monthly event that takes place on the second Friday of each month from May thru November. 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.