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Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling

Reviewer: Matthew W. Wright

2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling Hampton Smith St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021 256 pages; hardcover; $34.95 The past six years have seen the publication of two new histories of Fort Snelling…

History Revealed: Reviving an 1850s Lager Beer Saloon

Tom Schroeder

Reviving an 1850s Lager Beer Saloon–Do’s and Dont’s With Tom Schroeder History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Video on YouTube Some say business and historic preservation don’t mix. ‘Not so,’ says Tom Schroeder, developer and owner of Waldmann Brewery in…

History Revealed: Scandinavian Woman Suffrage

Anna M. Peterson

The Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association of Minnesota With Anna M. Peterson History Revealed Series Program Date: 06/10/2021 Video on YouTube During the fight for women’s suffrage, Minnesota was home to one of the only ethnic suffrage organizations in the country. The Scandianvian Woman Suffrage…

History Revealed: Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang

Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith

Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota With Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith History Revealed Program Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society From their home base in Minnesota, the Karpis-Barker…

History Revealed: St. Paul Hiking Club

Bob Tholkes, Janice Quick, Donna Naumann Jensen, Pat Hustings, Meredith Cummings

The St. Paul Hiking Club With Bob Tholkes, Janice Quick, Donna Naumann Jensen and Pat Hustings with editor Meredith Cummings History Revealed Program Date: 04/29/2021 Video on YouTube The history and stories of the St. Paul Hiking Club from its beginnings over one…

March of the Governors, Governor #1, Henry Hastings Sibley

Paul Nelson and Ken Peterson

Henry Hastings Sibley Podcast Link This is the first in a new series of podcasts. We call it March of the Governors because we will examine the lives and careers of governors of the State of Minnesota, one by one. We start with our first governor, Henry…

History Revealed: Winter Carnival

Kate Roberts

St. Paul’s Winter Carnival: 135 Years of Fun…And Counting! Kate Roberts History Revealed Series Program Date: January 21, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the Roseville Library Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Designer from the Minnesota Historical Society, shared some of the history,…

Neighborhood Architecture–Irvine Park, Saint Paul: a coloring book.

Jeanne Kosfeld, Illustrator and Richard Kronick, Author

Twin Cities-based illustrator Jeanne Kosfeld and author Richard Kronick have together transformed a simple sketchbook featuring pen and ink drawings into a brief storytelling of the Irvine Park neighborhood’s unique 173-year history. Artists of all ages and abilities may colorize their own imagined versions of these historic edifices, including fanciful…

History Revealed: Connemara Irish

Jane Kennedy

The Connemara Irish, Despair in the Heartland Jane Kennedy History Revealed Series Program Date: August 27, 2020 YouTube Video When people living in the Connemara region of Western Ireland were offered assistance to escape from the ravages of famine and disease, they knew little…