The Anoka County Historical Society will present its third program in the Civil War lecture series, “The Gettysburg Address and the Lasting Impacts of the Battle,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Ave. N, Anoka.
The Governor’s Civil War Commemoration Task Force, along with the Anoka County Historical Society, hosted a Civil War sesquicentennial event Sunday at Woodbury Park in St. Francis. It celebrated the historical battle of Chickamauga, Ga., that was fought Sept. 18-20, 1863.
While a Sept. 18 open house will give residents a glimpse at how the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office fights crime today, they can now read about how this law enforcement agency has evolved over the past 153 years.
The Anoka County Historical Society will host a polka fun fest, a family friendly event, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m., at the Pearson Family Farm in Ramsey.
An open house will take place at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m.
The Anoka County Historical Society will present a Civil War lecture series starting in September.
When the Civil War began in 1861, everyone wanted to support the Union. That patriotic fever touched women as much as men, but as they could not enlist, they began organizing into groups called soldiers’ aid societies to provide for the soldiers.
There will be no charge to see the Anoka County Historical Society’s newest exhibit “All for the Union Anoka County Faces the Civil War” at the Anoka County History Center during Anoka’s Riverfest celebration Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.