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It’s Not Over

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:50am

We are just beginning another round of fun at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

September is just around the corner but we still have lots of activities you and your family can come and enjoy.

September 4 we have the annual Pie & Ice Cream Social being held from 12:00 to 4 p.m. at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. We are blessed with so many wonderful bakers living on the Gunflint Trail I am sure you will find a flavor of pie to satisfy your taste buds. A suggested donation of $5 for a slice of pie ala mode is requested, all proceeds go to the Gunflint Trail Historical Society.

Teresa Marrone, author of Wild Berries and Fruits, Modern Maple and various other books, will be available to autograph her new cookbook, Dishing Up Minnesota. You can purchase her new book in the Chik-Wauk gift shop.

After you have eaten your pie & ice cream don’t forget to check out the special sidewalk sales on the front porch of Chik-Wauk Museum. You will be able to find various gift shop items marked down from 10 – 50% off. Christmas is only a short 4 months away. The sidewalk sale starts at 10 a.m. and will run until 4 p.m.

September 12 at the A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (GTVFD Hall #1) is the Gunflint Trail Historical Society membership meeting. The public is welcome to attend. This month we have Nancy Waver coming to speak about her life on the Gunflint Trail. Her family has owned and operated Trout Lake Resort for the past 70 years. The meeting will begin at 1:30, stick around after the meeting for treats and conversation.

September 24, Late summer flowers on ancient rocks – Geology and Natural History of the upper Gunflint Trail by John Green

John will do a short PowerPoint talk on botany and ancient rocks then move out to an exploratory hike around Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. Presentation starts at 2 pm and roughly lasts about an hour.
John Green is a retired geology professor from the University of Minnesota Duluth, with extensive familiarity with the bedrock foundations of Minnesota’s Arrowhead.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held at Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open every day until October 23. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the Nature Center is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail, take a right on Cty Rd. 81 (Moose Pond Drive) follow the signs. Admission is $4/adult, $2/ child 5-18, under 5 is free. If you are a member of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society your admission is free.

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