The Dakota County Historical Society will host a virtual book club discussion on the book “Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson” by author Mark Bourrie. This virtual presentation …
The Dakota County Historical Society will host a virtual book club discussion on the book “Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson” by author Mark Bourrie. This virtual presentation will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
While registration for this event is free, donations are encouraged to offset the cost of hosting virtual events during the COVID pandemic. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. No account is required to view the presentation once you receive the link. Contact the Lawshe Museum at 651-552-7548, or visit www.dakotahistory.org/events to reserve a spot.
Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Co-founder of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi, and widely known as the namesake of ships and hotel chains, Pierre-Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described, writes author Mark Bourrie, as “an eager hustler with no known scruples.”
Founded in 1939, The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS), preserves, interprets and promotes the history of Dakota County, Minn. DCHS operates three historic sites -Lawshe Memorial Museum at 130 3rd Avenue North in South St. Paul, Minn.; the LeDuc Historic Estate at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings, Minn.; and the Sibley Historic Site — as well as a research library and research Web site. DCHS memberships range from $25 to $60 for individuals and households. Corporate memberships also are available, starting at $100. Call 651-552-7548 or visit www.dakotahistory.org for more information.