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August 15, 2008

Celebrating Minneapolis History August 19

Filed under: Events — debbie.miller@mnhs.org @ 12:48 pm

When: Tuesday Aug. 19

5-6 p.m. social hour (boxed dinners can be ordered for $15 by calling 612-630-6081)
6-7 p.m. first session; 7:20-8:20 p.m. second session

 Where: Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall

 Cost: Free

Session 1: Building Minneapolis, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This illustrated program will cover the establishment and development of Fort Snelling, St. Anthony, and Minneapolis, including the squatters, the settlers, the entrepreneurs and the founding of organizations including the park system.

  • Penny Petersen, author, historical researcher, Hess, Roise, and Company
  • Tom Balcom author, historical researcher, community activist
  • Moderator Pam Albinson, Friend of the Hennepin History Museum and past board member

Session 2: Minneapolis Late 19th and Early 20th Century Growth, 7:20-8:20 p.m.

Topics include population explosion, including new technologies and business development and expansion, dynamic financial swings, and how business, finance, politics, government and labor were affected as Minneapolis expanded geographically.

  • Iric Nathanson, author, educator, community activist
  • Judith Martin, Professor of Urban Studies & Geography, University of Minnesota, former member of City Planning Commission
  • Moderator Kathleen O’Brien, University of Minnesota, Vice President of University Services
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