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Twin Cities Residents Invited to Help Make History

Minnesota Historical Society Holds Public "Listening Sessions" in St. Paul Dec. 6

 


What do you want to accomplish with history funds from Minnesota's Legacy Amendment over the next 20 years? The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) will ask Twin Cities residents that question at two listening sessions on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Historic Fort Snelling. The first session, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, is open to people currently working in the history field. The second listening session, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., is open to the general public. For directions and information about Historic Fort Snelling, please visit http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/plan-visit/directions.

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment was approved by Minnesota voters in November 2008. One of the Amendment's four funds, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF), supports the preservation of Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Many millions of ACHF dollars will be invested in Minnesota history over the 25-year life of the Legacy Amendment.

“We have an unprecedented opportunity to shape how history looks in the future,” said Matt Hill, MHS Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Manager. “We encourage Minnesotans to make history by giving a voice to this process. What do you want to accomplish with Legacy history funds?”

To participate in either listening session, please RSVP to Nancy Franke Wilson, 763-360-3875 or mnhistory@comcast.net.

MHS is holding listening sessions in five communities throughout Minnesota in December. Other listening sessions will be held in Marshall on Dec. 4, Virginia on Dec. 7, Owatonna on Dec. 11 and Detroit Lakes on Dec. 14. To learn about current MHS initiatives funded by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, please visit legacy.mnhs.org.

This event is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

 

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