Lanesboro 150 Years: 1869 - 2019

Lanesboro is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2019 with confidence and an optimistic eye on the time to come.


Lanesboro has spanned three centuries, and is a small town with great history, a deeply-ingrained and protected rural quality of life, and friendly people. Together we celebrate our past, present and future.


Lanesboro Time Capsule Preparation

Peter Torkelson and Walter Bradley preparing Lanesboro Time Capsule


Pictures courtesy of Stacey Schultz





Throughout the Summer

  • Surprise Sculpture with Lanesboro Arts

  • T-shirts and Buttons are available - inquire around

  • Historic Phone Booth storytelling kiosk next to Lanesboro History Museum

  • Self-guided Historic Business Walking Tour - All Day

    • Take a leisurely walk through the Lanesboro's Business District (Parkway Avenue, Coffee Street and surroundings) to see window signs about the history of each building.

  • Lanesboro Audio Story Interactive Tour - All Day

    • Take a step back in time through the eyes of long-time Lanesboro residents. Scan the QR code, and listen on your phone as they recount some of the memories that make Lanesboro what it is today.

  • Community Mural to be painted Downtown

  • Community Song - Lanesboro The Town For Me

  • Community Education Summer Recreation

  • A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at Lanesboro Public Library

  • History Alive Pop-Up Plays- True stories of Lanesboro’s beginnings

    • “Founding Lanesboro 1869”, a Pop-up Play in the streets by History Alive Lanesboro. September 21, 22 and 28, 29 afternoons at 1 pm and 3pm. Leaves from Sons of Norway. Tickets at door. For more information check History Alive Facebook page

Promote Lanesboro by using the following hashtags:

|     #LanesboroMN
|     #Lanesboro150
|     #LanesboroMNStories
|     #OnlyInLanesboro