Tickets are on sale for the July 13 Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour. An annual summer tradition, the home and garden tour features historic homes and beautiful gardens in and around Anoka’s Swede Town neighborhood. The tour runs from 1-5 p.m. and tickets to the event cost $12 in advance, or $15 on the day of the tour. Ticket holders will go on open house tours that will show off 11 different 19th and 20th century homes, gardens and commercial businesses. Four of the sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Anoka County Historical Society celebrated the holiday in historic style with a special event Dec. 3.
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.