Upcoming Events

Saving Lives: Stories From Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Sue Hunter Weir
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
At the Cemetery: 2925 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery (formerly Layman’s) is the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis and the first in Minnesota to have been listed as an individual landmark in the National Register of Historic Sites.  The cemetery’s first burial took place in 1853, five years before statehood.  In addition to recognizing the significance of the cemetery’s built environment, its listing in the National Register acknowledges the contributions made by those who are buried there to the city and state’s history.  It is the final resting place of abolitionists, military veterans fr

Sinclair Lewis: The Centenary of "Main Street"

Patrick Coleman
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
(Location to be determined)

 Mr. Coleman is the acquisitions librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society. He writes and lectures on topics related to Minnesota culture and history. He served as president of the Library of Congress’s Minnesota Center for the Book, president over Minnesota Book Awards, is on the boards of Coffee House Press and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. He received the Kay Sexton Award in 2009. He serves as Executive Leadership Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership.