When: Tuesday September 23
Where: Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library
What: Celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial with a program series featuring local historians, authors, and educators.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Our People and Their Stories
Why did 19th and early 20th century immigrants choose Minneapolis? How did they get here? What was their experience of local culture? How were they accepted?
Presenters: Bill Green, Iric Nathanson, Nina Clark, moderator Hy Berman
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
New Stories from New Arrivals
How did 20th and 21st century immigrants get to Minneapolis? What was their experiences of this new culture and community?
Presenters: Hussein Samatar, Ramon Leon, Chaleng Lee, moderator Renee Reed
Visit with authors and organizations from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Box dinners available for $11 (call 612-630-6081 to order).
Authors and organizations include:
Beth Anderson Erickson, William D. Green, Genny Zak Kieley, Gretchen Kreuter, Anne Gillespie Lewis, Robert Lutz, David C. Smith, Biloini Young, African Development Center, Black Storytellers Alliance, Canadian Genealogical & Heritage Society, East African Women’s Center, Hennepin History Museum, Immigration History Research Center, Mill City Museum, Minneapolis Labor American Genealogical Society, Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, Swedish American Institute, Walker Art Museum.