Upcoming Events

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis


We will conclude our book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. This will be an opportunity to forget the busyness of the holidays with all its commercialism, family scheduling, meal planning, and figuring out what to give to whom; and spend some time talking about murder, corruption, and our abuse of Native Americans.




 

The Romansh in Minnesota

Barbara Sommer
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Among the mid-19th century waves of immigrants from northern Europe to the U.S, and Minnesota, the Romansh people from Switzerland were a small but influential group, Often counted with Swiss immigrants as a whole, or with German, French, or Italian immigrants, their story in Minnesota, though carefully saved in family histories, has not been well known publicly.

The Power of Landscape Art

Robert Brusic
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Minnesota Public Radio frequently mentions the power of classical music. Bob Brusic will adapt this theme and talk about The Power of Landscape Art.  He will discuss the various ways in which the genre of landscape painting has been used to communicate ideas and evoke emotions. The talk will be illustrated.
 
Brusic has been a docent at MIA for ten years. Previously he was the pastor at Luther Seminary. He has degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard and is a longtime member of MISF.

Ignatius Donnelly: Ultimate Independent Scholar

Patrick Coleman
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Ignatius Donnelly; poet, promoter, politician, orator, and author; was arguably the most interesting figure in Minnesota history. Although today he is largely dismissed as a crank, Donnelly was an indefatigable champion of the nineteenth century's underdogs. His writings were both a reflection of the times and of his moods. His 1890 Caesar's Column was the first great dystopian novel and a best seller in spite of its populist pessimism. Donnelly's non-fiction ceded no field to the experts.

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