hat follows is a list of upcoming events of interest to members of the Twin Cities Bungalow Club. Some are sponsored by the Bungalow Club and some are not.
Minnesota Historical Society Events
The venerable Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) usually has dozens of events scheduled for the coming months. We found several scheduled in the coming weeks that illuminate aspects of life during the bungalow era. Visit the MNHS website for additional details.
Experience what Christmas was like for the Lindberghs during World War I in this living history program. Meet costumed interpreters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors as they provide insights into early 20th century holiday traditions and the challenges wartime presented.
Join the Ghost of Mill City Past for an intimate look at the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party in this unique play set in the museum’s Flour Tower elevator ride. Scenes unfold on different floors where the audience meets characters drawn from the pages of the company’s employee newspaper, the Eventually News.
3300 London Road, Duluth, Minn.
Come see the 39-room Glensheen Mansion decked out in festive glory, including 25 Christmas trees, and learn how the Congdon family celebrated more than 100 years ago.
Start with hot cocoa in the Carriage House, then head to the mansion where the tallest Christmas tree proudly towers beyond the first floor. Enjoy live Christmas music from the Congdon’s Grand Steinway piano. In the kitchen, sample a Christmas cookie recreated from Clara Congdon’s very own recipe.
Purchase tickets in advance, as slots for each tour are limited.
Hennepin History Museum
2303 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
The Hennepin History Museum is shining the spotlight on 150 years of theater history and culture in Hennepin County. Local stages were fertile grounds where great stars once trod the boards in comedy, high drama and burlesque. Today the tradition continues, with theaters and companies offering something for every taste. The exhibit features historic handbills, posters, programs, and gowns worn at the Ivey Awards.
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Since 1988, the Grove Park Inn and Bruce Johnson have hosted the National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows. It showcases the country’s finest seminar speakers, recognized experts, reputable antiques dealers, educational tours, workshops and discussions, as well as respected artists and skilled artisans from across the country (a total of more than 130 exhibitors) plus the most enthusiastic group of collectors anywhere. This conference is limited to 1500 people, so reserve today!
2017 Twin Cities Bungalow Club Home Tour
Bungalow Club members free; non-members $5
Tour starting address to be announced
Watch for news about the date of the annual Twin Cities Bungalow Club celebration of vintage homes.
Do you have a charming bungalow or other early 20th century house? Do you appreciate other homeowners who put their houses on tours so you can benefit from their ideas and enthusiasm? Then you may be a candidate for the 2017 Bungalow Club’s spring home tour. We couldn’t do it without the generosity of homeowners!
Contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (612-724-5816).
Wells Fargo Center
90 South 7th St., Minneapolis
In U.S. and European decorative arts, Britain led the way in modern design. Designers and makers who were part of the English Arts & Crafts movement wanted to provide handmade—and often luxurious and expensive—alternatives to mass-produced goods. Standards were set and maintained by the Guild of Handicraft led by Charles Robert Ashbee. London department store Liberty’s of London sold handmade and unique objects made by British craftsmen and women. This exhibition shows the dominance of Britain during this era.
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics
Hennepin County Environmental Services
Sewing machine won’t sew? Toaster won’t toast? Toy helicopter won’t fly? Don’t throw it out! Bring your broken household appliances, electronics, mobile devices, toys and clothing in need of repair to a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic.
Skilled volunteers will provide free, guided assistance to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix these items. Bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job.
You will learn valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections, and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Events are first come, first served.
Fix-It Clinics are held monthly at locations throughout the county. More details and upcoming dates and locations available online.
Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections, and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. Events are first come, first served.
Volunteer fixers are needed to make this initiative a success. Volunteers should have skills in soldering, electronics and electrical repair, computer repair, sewing, or general tinkering, and have a strong desire to teach and empower people.
Contact Nancy Lo at email@example.com or 612-348-9195 with questions or to volunteer.
Ramsey County Fix-It Clinics
Ramsey County residents who have broken household items can now get them repaired for free at monthly Fix-It Clinics being held at libraries and other civic buildings. Items to bring include electronics, clothing, appliances, light fixtures, and other items “small enough to carry.”
Started in July 2015, the clinics are managed by the Ramsey County Public Health Department and follow a successful program underway in Hennepin County.
The clinics will be held one Saturday a month in 2016 at various locations. Details available online. If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken items, consider volunteering at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful. Email AskEH@co.ramsey.mn.us or call 651-266-1199 for details and to sign up.
Classes Offered by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) offers classes in four series—Homeowner, Professional, Old Home Certified and Community. From hands-on workshops to behind-the-scenes tours, from state-approved continuing education to specialized courses, PAM delivers unique and unparalleled preservation-based education.
Bungalow Club members will be especially interested in the Homeowner series. Classes and workshops such as “Repairing Old Windows” and “Refinishing Wood Floors” will help you better understand and maintain your home.
Check the PAM website (under the “Services” tab) for the listing of upcoming classes and workshops. Whether you’re discovering how to identify an architectural style, drain a radiator or use historic tax credits, PAM makes it easy to sign up for an affordable learning experience. PAM members receive a 15 percent discount on classes!