Prairie MosaicCategory: History and Heritage, Arts
Monday, January 26th at 9:00 pm
On this edition of Prairie Mosaic, we’ll meet Kevin Muiderman, a guitar builder from Thompson, ND, learn about North Dakota Senator Gerald Nye who was the national face of the isolationist movement in the years leading up to World War II, visit the Mahnomen county museum, and enjoy the edgy bluegrass sounds of Useful Jenkins from Mankato, MN.
Monday, February 2nd at 9:00 pm
Hear the debate about Alexandria’s controversial Kensington Runestone–artifact of Viking explorers or clever fraud? Then we’ll head up north to Rosseau to visit a resourceful community and to see how snowmobiles are made. Ask the question–do people want to eat food grown by people they know, and drop in on a concert that encourages students to learn about and appreciate symphonic music.
Monday, February 9th at 9:00 pm
Learn about the unusual partnership of bonsai — a work of art made in collaboration between an artist and a tree. Examine if it matters where we eat and who we eat with and then visit a restored flour mill. Finally, we’ll take a spin on a potter’s wheel and tap our feet to jazz music provided by a big band.
Monday, February 16th at 9:00 pm
Experience the Middle River Community Theater in the self-titled Goose Capitol of the North, learn who our seed savers are, tour a museum devoted to snowmobiling at the Polaris Experience in Rosseau MN, sample the tasty art of an award-winning cake artist Darla Julin, and enjoy the music of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quartet.
Monday, February 23rd at 9:00 pm
NEW On this edition of Prairie Mosaic we’ll learn about James J. Hill’s railroad empire, watch a music video by Elisa Korenne about Chaska, a Dakota Indian who protected Sarah Wakefield while she was imprisoned by the Dakota for six weeks during the Uprising of 1862 and then was killed for a murder another man with the same name committed, visit the Mille Lacs Indian museum in Onamia MN, and listen to a duo of classical guitar and piano by Chris Kachian and David Jenkins.
Monday, January 30th at 9:00 pm
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