Lanesboro 150 Years: 1869 - 2019
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Lanesboro is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2019 with confidence and an optimistic eye on the time to come.

 
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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.

 
 

Sesquicentennial

EVENTS

 
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Thu, JULY 4

  • Women’s Voting Rights Exhibit located at 119 Parkway Avenue North

  • Lanesboro Arts- Under Pressure Group Printmaking Exhibit 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Lanesboro History Museum – Explore the notable people of Lanesboro

  • Self- guided History Walking Tours - All Day

  • Commonweal Theatre - Boeing Boeing 7:30 pm

  • Open Mic Night at High Court Pub 7:30-11:30 pm

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Fri, JULY 5

  • Women’s Voting Rights Exhibit located at 119 Parkway Avenue North

  • Lanesboro Arts- Under Pressure Group Printmaking Exhibit 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Self –guided History Walking Tours - All Day

  • Sons of Norway Hall- Heritage Demonstrations 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Lanesboro History Museum – Dedication of Don Ward Library 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Commonweal Theatre- Holmes and Watson 7:30 pm

  • Wicked Sound DJ’s – Root River Saloon 8:30 pm - 12:30 am

  • Joel Ward – High Court Pub 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Joe and Vicki Price – Riverside on the Root 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Sat, JULY 6

  • Bicycle Parade – A celebration for all ages!
    Decorate your bikes and meet in Sylvan Park - 10:00 am

  • Lanesboro Farmer’s Market in Sylvan Park 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • JV Legion Baseball Tournament 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with teams from Hayfield, Chatfield, St. Charles and Lanesboro

  • Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County:
    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 1:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Women’s Voting Rights Exhibit located at 119 Parkway Avenue North

  • Self-guided History Walking Tours - All Day

  • Beer, Wine and Spirit Tasting- Granny’s Liquor 12-3:00 pm

  • Commonweal Theatre Holmes and Watson 1:30 pm

  • Sons of Norway Hall - Celebration of Heritage and Open House 2:00-7:00 pm

  • 2:00 pm Doors open with tours of the building renovation.

    3:00 - 3:30 pm Nordic Convention 1936 produced by History Alive Pop-Up Plays followed by light refreshments

  • 5:00- 7:00 pm Music by the Rutabaga Brothers outside and near our building in Sylvan Park (bring your own lawn chair)

  • Lanesboro Arts - Under Pressure Group Printmaking Exhibit 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Lanesboro History Museum – Explore the notable people of Lanesboro

  • Commonweal Theatre - Boeing Boeing 7:30 pm

  • Fred the Bear Duo – High Court Pub 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Sun, JULY 7

  • Ecumenical Church Service at the Sons of Norway (Former Church Hall) - 11:00 am

  • Community Picnic/Potluck in Sylvan Park 12:00 pm ( bring your own beverages, plates and silverware)

  • Welcome from the Mayor and other announcements, Ukulele Music, Time Capsule Input Voting 1:00 pm

  • Time Capsule burying – 3:00 pm Lanesboro Community Center

  • Commonweal Theatre - Boeing Boeing 1:30 pm

  • Women’s Voting Rights Exhibit located at 119 Parkway Avenue N

  • Lanesboro Arts- Under Pressure Group Printmaking Exhibit 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Lanesboro History Museum – Explore the notable people of Lanesboro

  • Self- guided History Walking Tour - All Day

  • Hubba – Riverside on the Root 4:00 pm -8:00 pm

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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

  • Community Mural to be painted Downtown

  • Community Song - Lanesboro The Town For Me

  • Community Theatre Summer Musical Fiorello!

  • 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

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