History and lunch breaks reunite for third year

Published 6:01 pm Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dust off those lunch pails and clean out the ears; the Mower County Historical Society is set for its third year of the Lunchbox History Series.

The first event of the 2013 series will be noon on April 25 at the Hormel Historic Home.

Geographer and author David Lanegran will discuss his book, “Minnesota on the Map: A Historical Atlas.” Lanegran offers a journey through 500 years of Minnesota mapping and tells stories about French missionaries and powerful railroads, imaginary rivers and disappearing towns, and how maps helped shape Minnesota. This program is in conjunction with the Hormel Historic Home and Austin Public Library.

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After listening to the speaker, the public is invited to view the exhibit based on the book at the Mower County Historical Society. Admission is $1 for the general public and free to members of the Mower County Historical Society and children younger than 17.

The Lunchbox History Series will be held the fourth Thursday of each month through September. The public is invited to bring their own lunch and enjoy a presentation on various history subjects. The programs are free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information on the Lunchbox History Series, contact the historical society at 507-437-6082 or visit mower countyhistory.org.