Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sesquicentennial Celebration for Anoka County--That's 150 Years to You and Me!

2007 is a big year for Anoka County. It marks 150 years since it was officially formed. To honor this occassion, the Anoka County Historical Society is planning a big Sesquientennial Celebration. the scheduled events:

Wagon Train

20 Wagons and 50 head of livestock with travel across the county from Coon Lake to the Anoka County fairgrounds April 12-20

Photo History Exhibits

A traveling historical photo exhibit will be tour through each of the 21 communities in Anoka County.

A stationary historical photo exhibit, Picturing Anoka County--150 Photos for 150 Years, will be on display through the end of the year at the Anoka County History Center in Anoka.

Heritage Quilt Competition and Exhibition

In conjunction with the Anoka county fair, the will be a special quilting competition with a 150th Anniversary theme.

For additional information, on-line historical photos and the entire schedule of events, visit the Anoka County Historical Society website