New Fridley HIstory Center exhibit is open 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fridley Historical Society
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
New Fridley Historical Society exhibit opens Nov. 10.
The Fridley Historical Society has a treat in store for visitors in November and December when we present the exhibit, Christmas in the 1970s in the lower level of our museum. Yes, there will be plenty of harvest gold and avocado on display, as well as a caftan or two, a copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, several '70s Christmas ornaments, and many additional objects in our 70s vignette that are sure to jar your memories of the “Me Decade.” Details of the exhibit follow. When: Our museum will be open for visitors 12 times before Christmas: Each Saturday afternoon November 10—December 15 from 11:00 to 3:00 and each Tuesday afternoon November 13—December 18 from 2:00 to 4:00. There will be interactive activities for children and adults. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
All are welcome, even if you can't bring something to share—there'll be plenty.
Celebrate autumn and Fridley history Tuesday at the Fridley Historical Society's Harvest Potluck Dinner and annual business meeting at the Fridley History Center, 611 Mississippi Street NE. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting is set for 7 p.m. Table settings and beverages will be provided. Catch up with what's going on—including the exciting new exhibit, "Christmas in the 1970s," set to open in Nov. 10, 2012—in the organization's newsletter, The Record. (Click on the PDF thumbnail to read it here online.) Call 763-571-0120 for more information about the dinner, the meeting or the Fridley Historical Society.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Historical Society is hosting a fun get-together open to all.
Thursday evening is the Valentine Potluck Dinner at the Fridley History Center, 611 Mississippi St. NE. Enjoy good food and good company at the former school house that's now home to the Fridley Historical Society. If you can, bring a dish to share—but it's not required because there is always enough for everyone. After dinner, stay for Bingo—with prizes! Please consider bringing something to donate for a prize. A treasure you've forgotten about at the back of a closet is perfect. All are welcome and the event is free. If you can't go Thursday night, consider stopping by for the History Center's regular open house on Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and find out about the history of your city. For more information, call 763-371-0120. Shown …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Minnesota Legacy Fund project involves 15 interviews about the city's postwar development.
The Minnesota Historical Society announced a $5,114 grant to the Fridley Historical Society Tuesday for an oral history project about the city's postwar development. The project is one of 49 across the state—and the only one in Anoka County—to win funding in the latest round of Legacy Amendment funding awards. (The Anoka County Historical Society did not seek funding in this round, according to Executive Director Todd Mahon.) Here is the Fridley Historical Society's brief description of the planned project: The Fridley Historical Society is applying for a grant that will enable us to hire an interviewer to conduct 15 oral histories in order to explore the post World War II suburban development of Fridley, and then have the histories …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Here is the September issue of the Fridley Historical Society's newsletter, The Record.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The 2011 Fridley Hall of Fame inductees are Mary Martin, Doyle Mullin and Don and Mary Sue Meyers.
The Fridley Hall of Fame will get four new members next month: Mary Martin, Doyle Mullin, and Don and Mary Sue Meyers. The four will join the Fridley Hall of Fame at a Sept. 17 dinner event at Knights of Columbus Hall, as announced Friday in the September issue of the Fridley Historical Society's newsletter, The Record. To attend the 2011 Fridley Hall of Fame Dinner, which begins at 11:30 a.m., send a check for $25 per person, payable to the Fridley Historical Society, to the Fridley History Center, 611 Mississippi St., Fridley, MN 55432. Leave a message at 763-571-0120 if you have questions or would like to reserve a table for eight. No tickets will be sold at the door. Here's what The Record said about the inductees: Mary Martin Mary…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Here's some of what was different back in 1988.
Tuesday is the hottest day in the Twin Cities in 23 years—since Aug. 1, 1988. How long ago is that in Fridley terms? Source: Fridley: Its History and People, available through the Fridley Historical Society.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Here are five local nonprofit organizations doing good work.
Every week, Patch Picks presents a list of five Fridley things. Here are five nonprofits representing a range of interests. 1. Global Health Ministries This group has collects and distributes medical supplies to Third World locations in need, all from a warehouse space in Fridley. 2. Southern Anoka Community Assistance SACA has been organizing food shelves and other community assistance programs in Fridley, Columbia Heights, Hilltop and Spring Lake Park for 35 years. Its Empty Bowl fundraising event is set for March 7 (see flier PDF). 3. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts A place in Fridley for people to see and create art, all in a special setting: a historic inn building alongside Rice Creek and the Mississippi River. 4. Fridley …
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Fridley Historical Society book is again available.
If you missed it before and Santa didn't leave you a copy this year, you can once again buy the book Fridley: Its History and People, published by the Fridley Historical Society. The 2008 book has chapters on topics ranging from schools to disasters, with more than 100 of its 260 pages devoted to the stories of Fridley families. Here are nine facts about Fridley from the book: You can find Fridley: Its History and People at Bob's Produce Ranch or call the Fridley Historical Society at 763-571-0120.