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.
This year’s Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour features 11 historical sites and gardens, including the Woodbury House, a National Register property. Eight of the sites are private residences and four of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Anoka County Historical Society, Coon Rapids Historical Commission and Hennepin Technical College will present a free screening of the Civil War documentary “From Wasioja to Washington” Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive N.W.