Sherburne history center

The perfect time to sit down and collect new information for family histories is during the month of December.  With the entire family gathered in one spot, the memories stir and the stories come out.  It is the ideal time to collect oral histories to add to family history research. The staff at the Sherburne [...]

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A Christmas tree skirt will be raffled at the Sherburne History Center as part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival Dec. 10. The drawing will be held at noon that day.  Tickets for the raffle are $1 each and available for purchase at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave., Becker. The Christmas tree skirt [...]

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“Tombstones and Gravemarkers as Symbolism for Family History Research” is the latest in a series of genealogy programs at the Sherburne History Center in Becker. The program will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22.  It will explore some of the symbols etched in gravestones to help people interpret the lives of [...]

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The Sherburne History Center in Becker will host a program on the history of river ferries in Minnesota at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. Steve Houle, a carpenter and historian from Clearwater, has researched information and was part of a crew that constructed a replica 1850s ferry completed in 2008 by the Clearwater Masonic Lodge [...]

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Now is the perfect time to take that planned course in canning fresh home produce while vegetables are just ripening. “Preserving Your Harvest” is a short two-hour program to teach participants how to can such things as green beans, tomatoes and salsa. Debra Botzek-Linn of the University of Minnesota Extension Service will conduct a canning [...]

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The Sherburne History Center in Becker is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours had been limited to the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The new hours will remain in place until the end of 2011.  At that time the attendance records will be examined to determine if [...]

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“Exploring Military Records From the Civil War to World War I for Family History” is the fifth in a series of genealogy programs to be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Sherburne History Center on May 28. The program will explore some of the available resources and records of ancestors who have served [...]

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