43411 Oodena Dr, Onamia Minnesota 56359
Opened in 1996, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum offers exhibits telling the story of the Mille Lacs Band. The building's arching window wall reflects the shoreline of Lake Mille Lacs; fashioned in cedar, the exterior is highlighted with a copper dome and inset tile band designed by Mille Lacs elder Batiste Sam. Inside, visitors can trace their journey from settlement in Northern Minnesota to the present time. Videos, computer interactives, listening stations and artifacts relate dance traditions to sovereignty issues. Traditional cooking, birch-bark basketry and beadwork are demonstrated in the museum's crafts room. A restored trading post adjacent to the museum retains its 1930s appearance, offering gift sales by Mille Lacs artisans. Located on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs on Hwy 169.
Other History nearby:
(Little Falls) Camp Ripley Museum
(Little Falls) Charles A Weyerhauser Memorial Museum
(Brainerd) Crow Wing County Historical Scty Museum
(Brainerd) Lumbertown USA
(Doylestown) Mercer Museum
(Onamia) Mille Lacs Indian Museum
09/30 Coming to The Onamia area
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.
CHUM Rhubarb Festival Duluth MN June29 Enjoy a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that will have your taste buds wanting more.
All Pints North Duluth MN July13 Join us by the lake to meet the brewers and enjoy unlimited amazing Minnesota+ craft beer samples, hip food vendors, beer-centered activities and educational components, live music and entertainment, and much more!
Stockyard Days New Brighton MN August4-12 A softball tournament, a kiddie parade and movie night, a Grande Parade, two street dances with top name bands, fireworks, car show and swap meet, a karoake contest, a duck race and 3 days of food and craft vendors at Long Lake Regional Park.