Lake City Historical Society

Public invited to ‘meet the father of water skiing’ at documentary premiere

Jun 8, 2022
The new film, “Ralph Samuelson: The Father of Waterskiing,” will make its debut on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., in the Lincoln High School Auditorium. Questions and conversation with filmmaker Ben Threinen will follow the film. Everyone – young and old, residents and visitors—is welcome to come and...

History Matters essay contest winners announced

Jun 1, 2022
The third annual History Matters essay contest winners were recently announced at Lincoln High School during a Tiger Pride event. With 2022 being the sesquicentennial year for Lake City, the essays focused on interesting and well documented aspects of local history. This year s winners and awards...

Kohrs shows ‘150’ with display of local businesses through the years

May 11, 2022
Eugene Kohrs created this display of Lake City businesses throughout the city’s history for the “Show Us Your 150” challenge. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in December of 2022. There will be five prizes given and there is...

Arrival of electricity is topic of May 24 historical society program

May 11, 2022
The public is invited to attend the upcoming Membership Meeting of the Lake City Historical Society on Tuesday evening, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at City Hall, 205 West Center Street. Bill Stiene will present a program titled “From Gas Lamps to Electric Lights—How Electricity Came to Lake...

150 bits of lake glass become sailing scene in ‘Show Us Your 150’ entry

May 4, 2022
Leanne Sikkink of Lake City created a lake scene from 150 bits of glass collected on the shore of Lake Pepin for her “Show Us Your 150” entry. “Even the leaves on the tree are green glass. Driftwood and pieces in the bottom right corner were unusual finds. One had a cross, one shaped like a heart,...

Students bring local history to life

Apr 27, 2022
An estimated 200 people attended the Living History Wax Museum event put on by St. John’s Lutheran School and Roots to Wings Learning Center on April 22. The event is an annual tradition at the school, but since Lake City is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, this year’s wax museum...

Jewelry store shows its ‘150’ with wave of mother of pearl buttons

Apr 6, 2022
Swan Jewelers of Lake City submitted this entry in the “Show Us Your 150” challenge. It’s a double wave created from 150 mother of pearl buttons. “These buttons are cut from the shells of mussels that reside in the Mississippi River. They could have been crafted in one of the two button factories...

Amazing women honored this Saturday at Lake City Area Arts

Mar 23, 2022
In conjunction with Lake City Area Arts’ (LCAA) current Homebody exhibit, the Lake City Historical Society (LCHS), and the Woman’s Club of Lake City (WCLC) are honoring women who have had a positive impact. For several weeks the groups have collected nominations for local “Amazing Women,” and now...

Local groups feature ‘Amazing Women’ with March 26 event

Mar 16, 2022
As part Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) current exhibit, the Lake City Historical Society (LCHS), and the Woman’s Club of Lake City (WCLC) are honoring women who have had a positive impact. For several weeks the groups have collected nominations for local “Amazing Women,” and now they are preparing to...

Articles’ ‘Half-breed tract’ statements were incorrect

Mar 2, 2022
On pages 1 and 4 of the Feb. 24, 2022 Lake City Graphic, it incorrectly states that the “half-breed tract” complicated and delayed efforts to incorporate the city. It did not. While it is true that the existence of the tract, a legal Reservation, did delay the establishment of lawful land title,...

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