The Steele County Historical Society is hosting a couple of events this week, starting with a women's history month author event on Tuesday, March 29, at 7PM.

Virginia Wright-Peterson will discuss her book, First Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation, on Tuesday at 7PM in the Wenger Room at the Steele County History Center, according to a Steele County Historical Society press release. The book reportedly tells the story of more than 40 women who were involved in the development of the well-known medical center. The book also will be available for purchase at the event.

On Thursday, March 31, the historical society is opening the Minnesota Disasters exhibit. The loan from the Minnesota Historical Society traveling program details disasters with photos and video from the occurrence to the aftermath. The opening night will also feature a panel discussion at 7PM with local residents recounting their experiences with local weather-related incidents.

Each event is free to member of the Steele County Historical Society and just $2 for nonmembers.