Monday, April 7, 2014

Dakota County Historical Society 75th Anniversary Dance




DCHS to Hold Big Band--Swing Dance Saturday, May 3- with Theme, "Great Movies of 1939"


The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) is celebrating its 75th "Diamond" Anniversary -1939-2014- on Saturday, May 3, 2014, by holding a Big Band—Swing Dance  from 6:30pm to 11pm at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 So. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN  55068.  The event's theme is "Great Movies of 1939—The Biggest Year in Hollywood's History."


The celebration begins with Swing Dance lessons provided by the University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club from 6:30 pm—7:30pm.  Bend in the River Big Band will entertain from 8pm to 11pm.  Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite characters from popular 1939 movies (Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights.)  Food, beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.  A raffle will be held for multiple prizes.


Tickets are $15 each if purchased before April 26, and $20 each if purchased after April 26 or at the door. To purchase advance tickets, call 651-552-7548.

Members of the DCHS suggest strongly that all residents of Dakota County, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" to Rosemount to celebrate and honor all the people who have worked to preserve and present the history of Dakota County.


Tom Achartz, President of the DCHS commented, "You could say that Fred Lawshe and his fellow historians, in 1939, were the original Facebookers.  They loved their community and they worked hard to find the connections in people's lives.  I believe we've just begun to tell today's stories from the Native American to the new immigrants who have joined us.  We have an obligation to honor and celebrate their history.  We can only do that if the people of Dakota County take their support of history to the next level that matches the size, vibrancy, and growth of Minnesota's third largest county."

In an upcoming press release, we will cover the story of Dakota County Historical Society's 75 years—supplying the "who, what, when, where and what's next to come" information.


Stay tuned!  In the words of the Minnesota Historical Society, HISTORY MATTERS!."


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