St. Patrick's Day Celebration scheduled for March 17th


 Deanne Joy, Aaron Sopelle, Elise Sopelle 



A special breakfast exploring the life of Patrick of Ireland and the waves of Irish immigrants to the United States is scheduled for March 17, 2016 at 7:15 am at the Warehouse in Pine River, MN. Home schoolers Aaron and Elise Sopelle, along with their mother and teacher Deanne Joy, are extending their performance based learning environment to the general public. Elise, who recently placed 3rd in the Minnesota State American Legion Oratorical Contest, has prepared a multimedia presentation on the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. Aaron and his mother will perform traditional Irish music featuring the wooden flute and piano.

This celebration is part of a monthly series of educational opportunities exploring various aspects of American heritage through creative, artist performance followed by engaging discussions.

Schedule of Celebrations
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr Day
February 15 President’s Day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
April 18 Patriot’s Day
May 30 Memorial Day

A light breakfast starts at 7:15 am. The formal program begins at 7:30 am followed by table discussions at 8:00 am. Participants may attend all or any part of the celebration. A free will donation of $10 is suggested.


Family Bio 

Deanne Joy grew up in Pine River, MN. She and her two children live in Pequot Lakes, MN. They are a home school family that spends time studying American history; they especially enjoy the utilization of the arts and living history for a more exciting and meaningful learning experience. Deanne is an inspirational pianist, art teacher, and a fan of almost every art form in existence. Elise enjoys fashion, drawing, music and competing in 4H. Aaron is an active Boy Scout with a passion for the outdoors. He enjoys technology, movies, and Star Wars. Together, this family shares their gifts and talents with the intent to further peace and understanding among all kinds of people.



Monthly Meeting at the Depot

Heritage Group North,  Inc. (HGN) first Thursdays at 6 PM to discuss our current and future projects.  Please join us then if you are interested.

The Glen A Glover Glass Plate Negative Digital Conversion Project is a project of enduring value because the mission of Heritage Group North, Inc. includes the central goal of drawing pubic attention to, and fulfilling the need for local history and this visual image and storage project is another important step in that direction.

Join us at the Depot Matinee


Heritage Group North (HGN) invites the community to join them at the Pine River Depot to view excerpts from the John M. Rohr Film Collection shot locally from the 1940’s – 1960’s. John Rohr was the owner of Pine River’s Marlow Theatre. John Rohr

Film Screenings at the Depot - Saturday at 2:00 PM Suggested Donation - $5 pay at the door.  Watch for future schedule of this.