January 26, 2020 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Riverside Park
1725 Kilian Blvd. SE, St Cloud, MN 56301 United States

Additional Information

Love history and skiing? Come to Riverside Park, one of St. Cloud’s premiere historic landscapes, on Sunday, January 26, 2020, for a history Nordic (cross-country) ski scavenger hunt tour.
This outdoor winter history Nordic ski will be held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet, a fun free children’s Nordic ski event, and is a partnership project with the following organizations:
• Nordic Club of Central Minnesota sponsored by the Trollheim Lodge of the
Sons of Norway Chapter 1-511
• Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota
• Central Minnesota Youth Ski Club
• Southeast St. Cloud Neighborhood Preservation Coalition
• Rethos

Established in 1910 to take advantage of St. Cloud’s location along the Mississippi River, Riverside Park features spectacular views of the Beaver Islands and a design inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted’s Central Park in New York City. Significantly improved and developed during the New Deal-era of the 1930s and early 1940s, Riverside Park is part of the newly established Southeast St. Cloud New Deal-Built Landscapes Historic District. Check your knowledge of park history, the New Deal-era and the environment during this unique winter event.

Check your knowledge of park history while doing a scavenger hunt along Riverside Park's great Nordic ski trails. Stop by the Riverside Park shelter (1800 Kilian Boulevard Southeast, St. Cloud, MN 56304) to get started. The self-guided Historski is free and will take place during the two following one hour sessions occurring before and after the youth ski races which start at 1 p.m. during the 13th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet (Norwegian for “kid’s race”):
• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To register for the Historski contact Central MN Education Coordinator Ann Marie for Rethos based at the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or CentralMN@rethos.org

Information and registration link on the Rethos education page: https://www.rethos.org/events/historski-a-history-ski-tour-of-riverside-park

Outdoor Winter History Class Coming to Central MN – Historski: A History Ski Tour of Riverside Park Web page:

To register for the 13th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet contact Nicholas Snavely at:
Email: stcloud@mysl.org
Cell Phone (Call or Text): 763-232-4921
Central Minnesota Youth Ski Club webpage: http://mysl.org/club/central-mn-youth-ski-club
Sons of Norway Barnelopet Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2425100984439367

Riverside Park History Nordic Ski Scavenger Hunt Tour Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2624640714279411/