Kanabec History Center Events














 What's Happening at the Kanabec History Center

805 West Forest Avenue in Mora MN Mailing address PO Box 113, Mora MN 55051 320-679-1665, center@kanabechistory.org

Kanabec History Center Community Social
The Third Saturday of the Month (7 to 10 p.m.)

The Kanabec History Center Board of Directors is hosting a new fun event at the Kanabec History Center the 3rd Saturday of the month in the evening from 7 to 10 p.m. Each Cafe has conversation, board games and of course coffee and refreshments. No Admission charge for music or to participate in games. The Kanabec History Center is located at 805 West Forest Avenue in Mora, PO Box 113, 320-679-1665, e-mail: center@kanabechistory.org, web page: www.kanabechistory.org.


New In Our Gift Shop!

•Books: Images of America Series - Northern Pine County by Earl Foster and Amy Troolin

• Books featuring Doug Ohman's photographs: Historic Homes of Minnesota, The Minnesota Byway Series of Books including: Libraries of Minnesota, Prairie Lake & Forest, MN State Parks. (The Gift Shop carries all of MN Historical Society Byway Series Book Titles)

• Newly reprinted Brunswick Township 1858-2008

• Pottery by Mahoney Studio in Isle and • Pottery by Morris Studio in Ogilvie • Pottery by Paul Epple Studio in Mora

For more info contact the Kanabec History Center at center@kanabechistory.org 

Picture Pillow Class Sat. Oct. 5, 10 AM to 3 PM
at the Kanabec History Center
The fee is $25.
Class size is 6 to 10 people.

You will make a pillow showing a photograph of your choice. It could be a special occasion, an old family photo, a favorite pet, etc. Bring your photo with you to class. Instructor Barb Wazelle will supply the material used to transfer your photo.

• You should have your photo enlarged to 8”x10” (The newspaper office will do this for a nominal fee.)

• Bring old lace, buttons and men’s ties (the old wide ones are best) to embellish your pillow. (Ties will be available at the History Center for 25 each.)

• You will need to bring a sewing machine, thread, scissors & pins.

• If you want to use your own fabric, bring it with you.
The instructor will also have fabric and the fiber fill to stuff the pillow, or you can bring a pillow form.

Barb has been sewing for many years and became a quilter when she retired.
She has been involved with many crafts, has taught quilting, doll making etc.

[Sample of the projects can be seen
at the History Center]

Contact the Kanabec History Center at  center@kanabechistory.org

You Are Invited to the Kanabec Historical Society Annual Meeting Sat. Oct. 12, 2013
KHC Members & Public Welcome
Free - No Admission Charge
Come Early and Tour the Exhibits

• 2 PM Program: Minnesota and the Civil War
Our state offered the first volunteers and our soldiers still served after most volunteers went home.  The last surviving Civil War soldier was a Minnesotan.  Enjoy colorful images and stories of their heroic service.
* Stephen Osman is a graduate of St. Olaf College who retired as senior historian with the Minnesota Historical Society.  He managed Historic Fort Snelling for over three decades, and actively researches, speaks and writes about Minnesota’s role in the Civil War and the Dakota War. He currently serves on the boards of the Minnesota Military Museum, the Friends of Fort Snelling and the scholarly journal, Minnesota’s Heritage.

• Short Business Meeting to Follow Program
Overview of past year, a look to the future, Election of new Board Members, Proposed Budget for the Oct. 2013 to Sept. 2014 fiscal year. Open meeting public welcome to attend, only KHC members can vote.

• Stay for Free Refreshments and Door Prizes After the Meeting. (Must be present to win)
* Become a KHC member 1/2 of regular annual dues if you sign up Oct. 12, 2013 Individual membership reg. $25 only $12.50, Family membership  reg. $40 only $20.

Watercolor Class by Terri Huro
September 20, 6-8:30pm  & September 27th 6-8:30pm
There will be a supply cost of $10 per person
- Class fee will be a free will donation.

We will spend our time going over the basics about composition, color theory, supplies and techniques. We will have a fun time playing with high quality supplies (supplies provided) and we will start a painting. The second class we will reflect on the first class talk about our work since then. We will share our work and have a discussion about each others work and our own. We will continue working and painting.

September 20th - Overview of supplies, techniques, color theory, inspiration, etc.  Will play with high quality supplies and try out techniques. Start painting.

September 27th - We will reflect on last class and share work we have done since then. Get advice and inspiration from the rest of the group. Spend this time painting and discussing ideas and techniques.

To register please contact the Kanabec County History Center
must pre-register & pre-pay
Call 320-679-1665 or e-mail center@kanabechistory.org
or register in person Tues. thru Sat. 10 AM to 4:40 PM or by mail
Make checks out to KHC & mail to Kanabec History Center PO Box 113 Mora MN 55051
More about Terri at • www.facebook.com/terrihuroart •www.terrihuroart.com

iphone/ipad Photography (Smart phones too) Thurs. Oct. 24 (7:15 to 9:15 PM)

The camera on the iphone is extremely handy and the pictures are even good! However, this camera has many more features than many people are aware of. And the apps! There are apps to boost a camera’s performance, apps to help you find sunrise and sunset and apps to create effects on the photos. This class will focus on how to use the camera to its fullest capacity and demonstrate some of the more common photography apps. While the class will focus on the iphone; info will be applicable to other smart phones as well.  BRING IPHONE OR IPAD TO CLASS FULLY CHARGED.    Min. 3 students - Max. 12,  Fee: $25

Creating Artistic Images with the iphone and/or ipad (Smart phones too) Tues. Oct. 29 (7:00 to 9:00 PM)

This class will focus on creating artistic photographs with the iphone or ipad and apps. These are apps that are used in the creation of composite photos and the blending of two or more photos together. The class will focus on the apps of Juxtaposer, Image Blender and Snapseed. It is not necessary to have the apps already loaded; but it would be helpful.    BRING IPHONE OR IPAD TO CLASS FULLY CHARGED Will focus on iphone and ipad; but information will be applicable to other smart phones as well.
Min. 3 students - Max. 10,  Fee: $ 25

Understanding the Digital SLR and Using Manual Exposure Settings Tues. Nov. 5 (7:00 to 9:30 PM)

Today’s cameras have automatic exposure settings that will give the correct exposure in most situations. However, there are situations when one wants to override the automatic settings and control the shutter speed and aperture or create special effects. We will review the features that distinguish SLR from film cameras and how to set and use those features. We will also discuss aperture and shutter speeds and other factors like ISO that affect getting a more correctly exposed image. Appropriate for SLR camera owners or point and shoot cameras that have the capability of manual exposure settings. BRING CAMERA AND MANUAL.
               Min. 3 students - Max. 7, Fee: $25

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