Itasca’s Mysteries in History: The Itasca Biological Station

June 14, 2023

In 1907, the University of Minnesota (U of M) held its first field classes in Itasca State Park. Join us at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories for a tour of this historic location from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14. Discover the old and the new! Tour the new Itasca Campus Center then head out to locate the site of the State Park House, where Mary Gibbs lived in 1903. Learn about current research projects and classes as we visit one of the few 1930s National Youth Administration (NYA)-constructed buildings in the state as we follow the route of the 1920s era Jefferson Highway as it passed through the field station. Start at the new Welcome Center located at the Itasca Biological Station (along Main Park Drive, watch for signs).