This summer the Forest History Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Compared to last summer, this means the center is open three more hours per day. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to experience and do much more than in recent years. Each day the Forest History Center will offer access to outstanding exhibits and multimedia presentations in its visitor center, fun nature experiences (led by naturalists), Ford Model T rides, fire tower climbs, tours of a 1930’s Minnesota Forest Service cabin, draft horse demonstrations, and themed logging camp tours (events, activities and stories in the camp will change often). Additionally, storytelling, music, craft demonstrations and archery will be available frequently throughout the summer. And if visitors crave a beverage or food during their visit, the Forest History Center now features a gourmet coffee bar, as well as snack and soda machines. Sit at the cafe tables on the veranda overlooking the forest and experience nature while enjoying organic, shade-grown coffee.
The Forest History Center is located on a 171.5 acre site endowed with forests, grasslands, and wetlands that abound with wildlife. The center endeavors to tell the epic story of how people have and do use and manage the forests of northern Minnesota, while also serving as a unique environmental learning center. More than five miles of trails are available for hiking and biking.
Fore more information, please call 218-327-4482 or visit www.mnhs.org/foresthistory.