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Myths, Legends, Folklore and more at the Goodhue County History Center

Featherstone Pottery Tour on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. has been canceled.

Myths, Legends and Folklore for Free Family Fun Day

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct.1, visit the Goodhue County History Center and enjoy an afternoon filled with stories of local myths, legends and folklore.

Families are welcome to learn about Minnesota's folklore history this Oct. to participate in multi-sensory activities and learn how different stories relate to our state and experience how creativity and history can mix to form fun and informative learning opportunities.

Lois Burnes will read a different story every hour.

1 p.m. — Story of Pepie, the Lake Pepin Monster.

2 p.m. — Trolls, Goodhue County has a strong tie to its Scandinavian heritage. Learn about one mythical creature from Norway and Sweden.

3 p.m. — Story of Paul Bunyan, everyone's favorite giant and his ties to Bemidji.

Anna from ArtReach will be at the center to facilitate creative projects related to different myths, legends and folklore. Admission is free with activities starting at noon.

The Sea Wing Disaster

On Oct. 1 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., the Sea Wing Disaster will take off during the History Cruise with the Goodhue County Historical Society. Travel the waters of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River while learning about local history.

The Sea Wing Disaster has been called "Minnesota's Titanic." The stern-wheeled steamer embarked from Diamond Bluff and sank in Lake Pepin. This remains one of the worst inland water tragedies in the country.

Historian Fred Johnson will narrate the cruise as it retraces the path of the Sea Wing on that fateful day. Copies of his book "The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin" and the DVD by the same name are available online and at the History Center.

Cost for the event is $25 per person.

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