The challenging economy is a great reason to plan your summer getaways close to home. The Society's 26 historic sites and museums are not only free for members; they offer something for all ages and interests - tours, activities, crafts, performances.
While it will take days and even months for the battle cries to die out from the end of the 2009 legislative session, one survivor stands unscathed, though a bit rusty, over the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights.
For Janice Quick, each headstone in Maplewood's Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1800 Edgerton St., is imbedded with years of rich history. Each monument to the deceased tells a tale, and Quick, 59, plans to share those stories during a Victorian headstone tour June 13.