Lake City Historical Society

Historical Society got into character for Frontenac’s 160th anniversary

Oct 23, 2019
The Lake City Historical Society (LCHS) participated in Frontenac’s 160th anniversary celebration on Sept. 21. In addition to staffing the LCHS information booth, several members of the society came dressed in period costume. Lake City Historical Society also loaned the painting “Afternoon on Lake...

History chats start Sept. 11

Sep 5, 2019
The 2019-2020 series of “Why History Matters” history roundtables will focus on “Timelines of the Ancient Past – China, Persia and Greece.” Moderated by B. Wayne Quist, and sponsored by the Lake City Public Library and Lake City Historical Society, this year’s roundtable kicks off Wednesday, Sept...

With grand opening, arts come full circle

Sep 5, 2019
Saturday Sept. 14, is the Grand Opening of the Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) Art and Culture Center in the beautiful new ground floor facilities of the old Hanisch Opera House building at 105 West Center Street. Members of the Lake City Historical Society recently gathered pictures and artifacts of...

Our memories in stone - Adna and Charity Sanford

Jul 10, 2019
The Lake City Historical Society has an on-going project to restore the legibility of stones marking the graves of people relevant to the early history of the community. (Checks to support this work should be mailed to LCHS, PO 245, Lake City, MN 55041.) For this issue of the Graphic, the featured...

Water Ski Days includes guided history tours

Jun 26, 2019
In conjunction with Water Ski Days, the Lake City Historical Society will be sponsoring guided tours of the South Oak Street Historic District on Saturday, June 29. Houses within the Historic District document the evolution of American domestic architecture in nine distinctive styles, and they’re...

Historical Society honors local DNR

Jun 19, 2019
Lake City Historical Society honored the local Department of Natural Resources for their collaboration in promoting the vintage Camp Lakeview military encampment of late 1884 to 1934. The area is near the current site of the DNR office on South Oak Street. Historical Society Vice President and...

Lake City Historical Society meets May 28

May 23, 2019
The next meeting of the Lake City Historical Society is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Lake City City Hall.  Everyone is invited to come to the meeting to discuss and work on projects like Lake  City’s Sesquintennial celebration in 2022 and the...

Schmauss made life member of Lake City Historical Society

May 15, 2019
Dori Schmauss (left) showing off her honorary life time membership certificate in the Lake City Historical Society. The certificate was presented by Dave Dueholm, treasurer of the Lake City Historical Society.

Airport and its pilots remembered

May 1, 2019
About 50 people gathered in the ballroom at City Hall in Lake City April 25 to see and hear about a time when the Lake City Airport and others like it were an important part of the nation’s air infrastructure. The event was a grand opening for the Lake City Historical Society’s exhibit about the...

Lake City Airport display grand opening is April 25

Apr 17, 2019
The Grand Opening of the Lake City Airport Display will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Lake City Historical Society Museum located in the second floor ballroom of the Lake City City Hall, 205 W. Center Street. The public is invited to view aviation photos and artifacts, share...


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