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February 19, 2013

History Matters Day at the Capitol

Filed under: SHPO Out & About — Leslie Coburn @ 9:00 am
 

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Bugle wails and drum beats echoed through the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda as historical organizations celebrated History Matters Day on Monday, Feb. 18.  Several Minnesota Historical Society departments were represented, including Membership, Publications, The Oliver Kelly Farm, and our own Historic Preservation, Field Services, and Grants Department.  Despite the gray weather, a number of schoolchildren and parents showed up to enjoy tours of the Capitol, craft activities, and a visit to the new Then Now Wow exhibit at the History Center.

Joe Hoover and David Grabitske exhibited photos, booklets, and other products from various historical organizations that have received Legacy-funded grants through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program.  Department Head Barbara Mitchell Howard and David Mather, National Register Archaeologist, joined the festivities throughout the day.  This blogger (Leslie Coburn) visited her state representative, Michael Paymar, to advocate for continued preservation funding and tax credits…but, despite his graciousness, she was too jangled to ask for a photo at the time.  See remedy below.

Joe Hoover and David Grabitske, Historic Preservation, Field Services, and Grants Dept., Minnesota Historical Society

Joe Hoover and David Grabitske, Historic Preservation, Field Services, and Grants Dept., Minnesota Historical Society

 

  

Pinwheel craft activity at the Capitol
Pinwheel craft activity at the Capitol

 

 

Barbara Mitchell Howard, Deputer State Historic Preservation Officer

Barbara Mitchell Howard, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

 

 

Rep. Paymar and me...sort of

Rep. Paymar and me...sort of

 

 

 

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