Historski: A History Ski Tour of Riverside Park
January 26 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Love history? Like to ski? Come to Riverside Park, one of St. Cloud’s premiere historic landscapes for a history scavenger hunt ski tour. This outdoor winter history program will be held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet, a children’s fun Nordic cross-country ski event.
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 during the New Deal-era of the 1930s and early 40s, Riverside Park is part of the newly established Southeast St. Cloud New Deal-Built Landscapes Historic District.
The self-guided Historski is free and will take place on Sunday, January 26th, during two 1-hour sessions occurring both before and after the Sons of Norway Barnelopet. The youth ski races start at 1 p.m. The history scavenger hunt ski tour sessions will be held 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Historski is a partnership project between Rethos and the Southeast St. Cloud Neighborhood Preservation Coalition, the Central Minnesota Youth Ski Club, the Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota, and the Nordic Club of Central Minnesota sponsored by the Trollheim Lodge of the Sons of Norway Chapter 1-511.