Upcoming Programs at Historic Arcola Mills

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Date: October 19, 2011
Contact: Jonathon Moore, 715-491-6839

 Upcoming Programs at Historic Arcola Mills

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: The following programs are scheduled at Arcola Mills through October 30, 2011.

Birds of Minnesota on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.Naturalist Matt Schuth will share intriguing facts about the birds of Minnesota illustrated with his collection of nests, eggs and other bird artifacts. Drop-in any time between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Logging's Legacy on Sunday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m.National Park Service Historian Jean Schaeppi-Anderson will reveal how the St. Croix River Valley's logging history is reflected on the present day landscape.

Raptor Display. Arcola will host raptors from Warner Nature Center. See the birds up close and learn about raptor ecology from Warner Nature Center docents.

Sunday, October 23, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

"An Ode to Stillwater: The John Runk Films," Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. Brent Peterson, Executive Director of the Washington County Historical Society, will introduce a showing of this collection of 8mm and 16mm motion film (now on DVD). Runk, a prolific Stillwater photographer, produced and preserved historic photographs and film footage of Stillwater and the scenic St. Croix River Valley during much of 20th century.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Arcola Mills is functioning as a visitor information center for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. It is open to the public daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through October 30, 2011. In addition to great river views, visitors can watch a film about the Riverway and view exhibits to learn about the history of Arcola Mills and its surrounding environment.

Admission to the historic site is free.

Arcola Mills is located at 12905 Arcola Trail North in Stillwater.


Located six miles north of Stillwater, Minnesota, Arcola Mills was the site of a small and prosperous village founded at the start of the lumbering era in the 1840s.The site features the Mower House, a restored Greek Revival mansion built in 1847, and one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the shoreline of the nationally designated wild and scenic St. Croix River.

Today, the mission of the Arcola Mills Historic Foundation is to restore and preserve this incomparable natural and historic place on the St. Croix River and to encourage people to gather here, to connect, learn, create and renew their spirit.

Learn more at http://arcolamills.org

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition.For 255 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.

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