Moose Lake commemorates 95th anniversary of 1918 FireThe Moose Lake Area Historical Society will offer several activities Oct. 11-13 commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Fires of 1918.
By: Press Release, Pine Journal
The Moose Lake Area Historical Society will offer several activities Oct. 11-13 commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Fires of 1918.
On Friday, Oct. 11, “Fire Among the Stones,” a one-act play written by Dan Reed, will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Fires of 1918 Museum, 900 Folz Blvd., Moose Lake. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. At dusk, a ceremonial Lighting of the Luminaries will take place, and refreshments will be served. Luminaries are available for $5.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, a narrated historic bus tour will begin at 10 a.m. from the Fires of 1918 Museum, highlighting important fire properties. The tour will include visits to Split Rock, Automba, Kalevala, Kettle River and Silver townships, returning to Moose Lake Park and the Fire Monument at Riverside Cemetery in Moose Lake. There will be a brief rest stop at the Suomalainen Kirkko in Kalevala with refreshments served. Reservations are required and the tour must be pre-paid. There will be a bag lunch at the museum upon return. Cost is $18 for the tour and lunch.
A Program of Remembrance will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the museum, featuring Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio and music by Tony Tracy, with excerpts of fire stories and other remembrances. Refreshments will be served.
On Sunday, Oct. 13, an ecumenical prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Moose Lake City Park, at the lakeshore, followed by coffee and doughnuts. Survivors of the 1918 Fire held a prayer service on the shores of the lake the morning after the fire.
At 3 p.m., the Fires of 1918 Film Festival will take place in Lake Theater, Moose Lake, featuring a variety of videos about the fire. A free-will offering will be accepted.
For more information, visit www.mooselakeareahistory.com or call 218-485-4145.