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Breakfast Club May 9

The Leavenworth Rescue Expedition Revisited

Breakfast Club will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud.

With the approaching 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, the Stearns History Museum and Research Center is proud to have Gary Wiltscheck, author of The Leavenworth Rescue Expedition to provide a presentation that focuses on the effects of the U.S.-Dakota War on the local community. Wiltscheck's book documents the settlers' flight, including details of six wagon parties of refugees and goes on to chronicle the rescue expedition itself, discussing the subsequent contribution of the refugees to the defense of New Ulm.

Please join us for this intriguing presentation. There is no charge for Stearns History Museum members; admission for non-members is $5. For information about Breakfast Club or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.