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Lunch with the History People

Photo credit: Brian McMahon When: Thursday, July 18, 2019, from noon – 1 PM Who: Brian McMahon has written numerous articles and has extensively lectured on architecture, industry and urban history. He also has created several museum exhibits, including “Bungalows of the Twin Cities.” In 2017, Brian presented for the Society on his book entitled The Ford Century in Minnesota. What: Brian returns to discuss “Architects Small House Service Bureau.” In order to secure their place in the home building market during the early 1900’s, architects from Minnesota devised a new approach to produce low-cost house designs for prospective homeowners, created by professional architects. This concept a

History in a Pint on July 23

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series, History in a Pint. The presentation entitled “The Golden Anniversary of Apollo: 50 Years Since the ‘…Giant Leap for Mankind’”, will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 23rd. “The Golden Anniversary of Apollo” is the story of local US Navy photographer Pat Shaw who was assigned the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. His role onboard was that of photographer and he covered the splashdown and recoveries of both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. With this being the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Pat will enligh

USS Duluth Crewmembers Raise Ship’s Flag on June 13, 2019

USS Duluth Crewmembers Raise Ship’s Flag at Duluth City Hall 9:00 AM, Thursday, June 13th The public is invited to a flag-raising ceremony at Duluth’s City Hall, for the flag that flew over the USS Duluth LPD6 between 2002 and 2004. The flag will be raised by members of the USS Duluth crew at a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m., June 13. The flag will remain at City Hall through June 15, as Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served on the USS Duluth gather for a reunion. This includes Flag Day, June 14. Also participating in the ceremony will be the Duluth Honor Guard, the Twin Ports Division Navy Cadets, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The flag flew from the ship’s mast during a six-month overseas d

Lunch with the History People on June 20, 2019

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019, from noon to 1 PM Who: In 1985, Roger Hellesvig began to portray Ole Oleson, his great grandfather, at Murphy's Landing living history museum in Shakopee. Roger said that “one of his highlights, while there, was interpreting the immigrant experience at the Wilkie House.” Since then, Roger has shared Ole’s story for schools, museums and Norwegian heritage events. What: Roger will share “An Immigrant’s Tale.” He will transform into Norwegian immigrant Ole Oleson. Using Ole’s trunk, he will take us back to the mid-1800s. Discover the difficult choices immigrants made in coming to America and the traditions from their homelands that they continue to celebrate.

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