Upcoming Events

Board Meeting

Steve Miller
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116

 MISF Members welcome!


Scholars without Walls:  How our book came to be and why

Lucy Brusic
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

We will introduce our new book, Scholars without WallsThe History of the Minnesota Independent Scholars' Forum.  The book, which will be available for purchase at this event,  tells how a group of unemployed academics became a current-day organization with monthly meetings, study groups, a regular newsletter, and fiscal agency assistance.  In addition to a history of the organization, this new book includes examples of writing by independent scholars—on subjects from health insurance to history.

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We will discuss Part III – the last part – of John Adams by David McCullough.
We will celebrate finishing the book by evaluating Mr Adam's life, comparing it to our own, and feeling guilty.


The Woodcut Art of Wolfgang Klein

Evelyn Klein
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The program will introduce the topic with a brief description of the history of creating woodcuts. It will then focus on Wolfgang Klein’s art of creating woodcuts from their inception to their completion, including materials and tools needed in the process. The presenter will have actual art samples on view and take her audience on a journey of the artist’s life and creativity by means of a slide show of works by this Wisconsin artist.