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September 18, 2008

Celebrating Minneapolis History

Filed under: Events — debbie.miller@mnhs.org @ 4:05 pm

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.

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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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July 18, 2008

Celebrating Minneapolis History

Filed under: Events — debbie.miller@mnhs.org @ 3:16 pm

What: Celebrate Minneapolis during its sesquicentennial with eight special events on four nights – from July through October – at Minneapolis Central Library. Details and event descriptions follow.

Who: Local historians, authors, educators and experts will present information on history, culture, architecture, immigration and growth.

When: July 22, August 19, September 23, October 21
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

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