On June 7th, Greg Kneser the Vice President for Student Life at St. Olaf College will lead 20 brave souls on a paranormal ghost tour of St. Olaf College. “Greg has lead a tour of St. Olaf College for history month the past two years” stated Hayes Scriven, Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society, “but this is the first year he will lead us on his famous ghost tour of St. Olaf.”
The tour will take you to a residence hall where a little girl plays a piano; to a librarian who simply likes a well-ordered library; and to the place where the boy in the red cap likes to hang out. The tour starts at Froggy Bottoms Pub with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. with the bus leaving from the pub at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 per ghoul.
On June 9th, NHS will host, Entertainment Guide columnist Susan Hvistendahl who will speak on “Anna Dickie Olesen: Northfield’s Political Pioneer.” In 1922, just two years after women won the right to vote, Olesen became the first woman ever endorsed by a major party for the U.S. Senate. Throughout Minnesota, she gave fiery speeches on her goal of representing the common people. In 1929, she was considered a possible Vice Presidential candidate. She also had a strange second marriage to a Georgia man featured on the Investigation Discovery channel’s Crime to remember series.
Hvistendahl will add amazing details about this chapter of Olesen’s life and Historic Happenings books will be available for purchase.
“The Sensational and Strange Story of Anna Dickie Olesen” will take place on June 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Historical Society.
For more information on these event or other during Northfield History Month check out the event page or call at 507-645-9268.