~ Downtown Historical Tour ~

10:00 am-Noon

Join Cecelia Wattles McKeig, local author and Class of 1957, as she shares interesting facts and stories about downtown Bemidji.   Catch the bus at the Bemidji High School at 10:00 am (Approx. 2 hours).  


~ Bemidji Carnegie Library ~

10:00 am-Noon

Step back in time with a visit to the Bemidji Carnegie Library that was restored in 2019 and reopened to serve the community.  It currently has two tenants on the lower level and the upper level is available to rent for events through City Recreation.  There is no charge to tour the building.  A representative of the Friends of the Carnegie will be on site to answer questions about the Carnegie project. Visit the Friends of the Carnegie Website for more information.   

~ School Tours ~

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Here’s is your opportunity to visit your old elementary.

In order to schedule school staff to open the facilities, sign up is required. 


  • Horace May Elementary
  • J.W. Smith Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Northern Elementary
  • Paul Bunyan Elementary
  • Solway Elementary
  • Bemidji Middle School
  • Former Lincoln School (Mt Zion Church)
  • St. Philips School