Doug Ohman

Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, author and entertaining storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep Minnesota roots.

Living in Minnesota with his wife Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota's rich history to life in a fun and casual style.

Make sure to see Doug in the Curling Club Building!

Doug-Ohman-Photo

SATURDAY, JULY 20

1:00 - Saving History

3:00 - Looking Back

5:00 - Libraries of Minnesota

SUNDAY, JULY 21

1:00 - Historic Homes of Minnesota

3:00 - They Chose Minnesota - Part 1

5:00 - They Chose Minnesota - Part 2

Uncovering and Saving History

Saturday, July 20 - 1:00 p.m.

Travel with Doug as he chronicles lost relics and history. With the use of simple tools, a metal detector and camera, Doug has respectfully recovered and photographed artifacts that help us reconnect with our past. He will share his experiences, photos, stories and actual relics that will bring local history to life.

Metal artifact
Doug Ohman holding artifact

Looking Back – Minnesota 150 Years Ago

Saturday, July 20 - 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what everyday life was like for the pioneers? Enjoy a nostalgic look back at life on the Minnesota frontier 150 years ago. Doug will share images and stories of our state, during its early beginnings.

Covered wagon family
Sod House Family

Free to All - Libraries of Minnesota

Saturday, July 20 - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy a trip back in time when your small-town library opened your eyes to the big wide world. Learn about the role Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish American entrepreneur and businessman had in expanding libraries in Minnesota and across the nation.

Carnegie Library
Libraries of Miinnesota

Living the Dream - Historic Homes of Minnesota

Sunday, July 21 - 1:00 p.m.

Take a virtual tour of some of Minnesota's most elegant homes. Hear the stories and about the personalities that surround many of these historic treasures. "If the walls could talk" will become reality in this most interesting photo presentation.

Old house
Staircase

They Chose Minnesota - Part 1

Sunday, July 21 - 3:00 p.m.

Swedish Immigrants

What drew them to the North Star state? Doug will highlight the stories and history from many of the immigrant groups that chose to make Minnesota their home.

1 - Immigration before the Civil War

Dala Horse

They Chose Minnesota - Part 2

Sunday, July 21 - 5:00 p.m.

What drew them to the North Star state? Doug will highlight the stories and history from many of the immigrant groups that chose to make Minnesota their home.

2 - Immigration After 1865 (post Civil War)

Gravestone - woman
Man photo - gravestone