The Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association (WLBPA) is hosting a mini-symposium this coming Saturday (Sept. 22) at Rock Valle Church north of Echo.

That day starting at 10 a.m. a presentation is being offered by Doug Ohman on the Minnesota regiments involved in the Civil War and the U.S-Dakota War of 1862.

Ohman has published 12 works, and during his presentation he will share his passion for history.

Following the presentation the WLBPA will share a review of the activities of its board during 2018, with a free-will donation lunch to follow.

At 1 p.m. those who are in attendance will have the opportunity to head over to the Wood Lake Battlefield site to help spread prairie flower seeds.

Those who are planning to attend are asked to register by calling (507) 697-1414 or via e-mail at

All are encouraged to come and learn more about the efforts of the WLBPA and its vision for the future of the sites that are related to the Wood Lake Battlefield.