Corn Husk Doll Workshop at Sandstone Public Library

Join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for a kids craft workshop!

Participants will learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are an American Indian toy, made from the outer covering of an ear of corn and typically made during the fall.

Register yourself online, from wherever you are!

All materials are provided. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Program funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Tin Lizzie: Mr. Ford’s Model T: an ECRL Reads program

The ECRL Reads program includes numerous programs and events based on the life and culture of 1920s Minnesota.  An integral part of the 1920s was the introduction of the automobile.  Join us for the very first ECRL Reads event at the Sandstone Public Library on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 am for a special program entitled The Tin Lizzie:  Mr. Ford’s Model T.

Historian Dale Blanshan tells us how Henry Ford revolutionized automobile production, putting auto ownership within the reach of ordinary folks and how the nation embraced the “Tin Lizzie” in the early 1900s. The event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The 2017 ECRL Reads book, Ice-Out by Minnesota author Mary Casanova, is inspired by real events in early 1920s Minnesota and the story of young romance against terrible odds and true grit on the border between license and responsibility, rich and poor, and right and wrong.

While at the Sandstone Public Library be sure and check out their “Signs of the Times” window display with information about the 1920s era in the Sandstone area and Pine County.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the Sandstone Public Library.

Folk Dance Series Continues with Finn Hall

East Central Regional Library in partnership with the Pine County Historical  Society in Askov welcome people of all generations and dance levels to check out a series of folk dance instruction and live performance at the Pine County Historical Society in Askov.

On Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. join us for the second event in the series as an award-winning group from Minneapolis called Finn Hall entertains and educates us.  These musicians recreate the feel and sounds of the historic Finnish-American dance halls for local dancers offering waltz, polka, schottische, mazurka, tango, humppa and other dances.

The folk dance series will continue with the Norwegian sounds of De glada on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m., followed by an Octoberfest event later in the fall.

No registration is necessary for the event, which are free and open to the public. The dance workshops are geared for ages 14 and up, and singles and couples are welcome. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.