Events Calendar

Fairlawn’s Garden Talks
Confronting Pests Around the Home

Gene Winkels, Owner of Gene’s Pest Control
Thursday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion

With 46 years of experience working in pest control and management, Gene has worked through many problems with pest infestations and trouble shooting. He has been in business for 35 years helping homeowners throughout the Twin Ports region. Joining Gene will be Jon Kopetzky, a local bee expert, who will be talking about bees, swarms and bee hive removal. This presentation will also touch on a number of the pests that might be causing trouble around your house and garden. You’ll get some tips and ideas for reducing problems with insects in your home, along with information on removing infestations, and waste management so you can possibly avoid pest problems all together. There’ll be some interesting stories about all sorts of pests! Bring your pesky critter questions!
Garden Talks include a presentation from an expert and a snack catered by “The Sweet Guys,” with a question and answer session at the end of the evening. The cost to attend a presentation is just $10. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 715-394-5712.

SS Meteor Work Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day

Join a hearty group of volunteers from around the Midwest for this annual clean-up of the historic whaleback ship. Bring your painting clothes! Pre-registration is recommended. Lunch is provided both Saturday and Sunday. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Fairlawn Garden Work Day
Tuesday, May 9, June 13, July 11 and throughout the summer on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day

We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain Fairlawn’s beautiful gardens. No experience necessary! Just bring gloves and any tools if you have them. Enjoy working on Fairlawn’s gardens with others who love gardening. Our gardener will be on hand to work with you.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Fairlawn’s Mother’s Day Special – Half-Price Tours 
Sunday, May 14
Noon to 3 p.m. 

Visit Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, a Queen Ann Victorian restored to 1890s elegance. All admissions are half-price. A great way to spend the day with mom! Tours leave on the hour, with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

SS Meteor Exhibit Preview & Open Cargo Hold
Friday, May 19
Ribbon Cutting 4:30 p.m., Open Cargo Hold 5-7 p.m.

Free admission to the SS Meteor, and sneak peek at the new exhibits. Join us for the ribbon cutting and stay for the live music from Shane Nelson. Hors d’eouvres and cash bar. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Superior Public Museums Grand Reopening 
Sunday, May 21
Noon to 4 p.m. 

Free admission to the SS Meteor and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum in celebration of our return to summer hours! Join us from noon to 4 p.m. for free tours, cake, coffee and punch. The SS Meteor is located on Barker’s Island. The Old Firehouse and Police Museum is located at 402 23rd Avenue East in Superior. Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Adrian Lee Talk & Tours 
Adrian Lee is the founder of The International Paranormal Society and a member of the Luton Paranormal Society in England. He has comprehensively investigated ghosts and paranormal activity all over the globe. He has written multiple books including: Mysterious Midwest, Mysterious Minnesota: Digging up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites and How to be Christian Psychic. He currently lectures on all aspects of the paranormal including ghosts, UFOs, psychic development, and angels. Lee’s team is the only paranormal group Superior Public Museums has allowed to investigate our sites. These talks will feature exclusive information about their investigations and their findings.

Friday, June 2, 8 p.m. at the Old Firehouse & Police Museum
Tour the Old Firehouse and Police Museum and be the first to learn about the team’s lively investigation at this site. We will be climbing two sets of steep stairs, one leading to the second floor and one to the basement. $20 reservations required.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.  

Friday, June 2, Midnight at Fairlawn
This tour at Fairlawn will include an investigative segment. Adrian will revisit his prior findings perhaps add some new ones. Please do not consume alcohol before this event. If it is suspected that a guest has been drinking, they will be asked to leave for health and safety reasons. $26 reservations required.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.      

Saturday, June 3, 3 p.m. at Fairlawn
Adrian will talk about the team’s Fairlawn investigation and some of his other recent experiences. We will primarily remain on the first floor. $20 reservations required.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.         

Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m. at the SS Meteor
Join us for the first public review of a most interesting investigation. Please do not consume alcohol before this event. If it is suspected that a guest has been drinking, they will be asked to leave for health and safety reasons. $20 reservations required.  Call 715-394-5712 for more information.

Sherlock Holmes, The Copper Beeches
Three showtimes:
Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 5 p.m.
Fairlawn Mansion, in collaboration with the College of St. Scholastica, presents an exclusive theatre event. The Copper Beeches, adapted and produced by Ian Havlick. Tickets for this event are just $15. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Fairlawn’s Ice Cream Social 
Wednesday, July 19
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bring the family to Fairlawn for some old-fashioned fun, including food at “yesteryear” prices, carriage rides, games, cake walk, music by the Fractals, and free group tours of the mansion (last tour leaves at 8 p.m.). Enjoy music by the Fractals! For more information, call 715-394-5712.