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The Sacred Heart Area Historical Society Presents ‘Fur Trade in Minnesota,’ a New Traveling Exhibit Opening May 8

Explore the fascinating people and places of Minnesota’s first global business in “Fur Trade in Minnesota,” a new traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center. “Fur Trade in Minnesota” will be on view May 8, 2018 through July 29, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Area Museum in Sacred Heart.

Hundreds of years ago, Minnesota played a key role in the fur trade, which stretched across five continents. Visitors to the exhibit can lift a 45-pound Voyageur’s pack, learn how the fur trade shaped Ojibwe art, and discover how beaver pelts were transformed into sleek, stately hats.

“Fur Trade in Minnesota” was created by the Minnesota History Center’s “Exhibits to Go” program which brings Minnesota history to communities statewide. “Exhibits to Go” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. See Flyer.

Next Quarterly Meeting

Join us at the Sacred Heart Area Museum on Thursday, June 7 at 7PM. There is no business meeting; only a program presented by Jennifer Disbrow on "The Native American: Before and After Settlers." See Flyer.

Extended Museum Hours
The Sacred Heart Area Museum will be open 1:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. during the Summerfest (July 18-22), and by appointment. See Flyer.

Online Gift Shop
You can now go online to pay for memberships and events, make contributions, and purchase Gifts from the Heart. Click on "Gift Shop" at the left side of this page.
Construction Documents for Hotel Sacred Heart completed!
The Minnesota Historical Society awarded a Minnesota Historical Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $10,000 to SHAHS for Construction Documents for Hotel Sacred Heart Phase 1. The grant project generated the construction documents for the first of three phases in the Hotel Sacred Heart rehabilitation, which focuses on the building's façade. We can move on to construction of the north side of the hotel as soon as we get the funds. A grant is being applied for through the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Next Board meeting
September 20, 2018, 2:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Area Museum. All board meetings are open to the public.

Attention Thrivent Members
The Sacred Heart Area Historical Society has been enrolled as a participating organization in Thrivent Choice, providing you the opportunity to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to SHAHS. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Funds designated to SHAHS will be used to carry out the charitable or educational purposes of SHAHS. If you have any questions about your eligibility to direct Choice Dollars, please contact your Thrivent representative or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt or email mail@thrivent.com.