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Prairie Mosaic

Category: History and Heritage, Arts

PrintA patchwork of stories about the people and places that contribute to the arts, culture, and history of our region.

Monday, February 1 at 9:00 pm

Tour the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN, visit Fort Ridgely State Park outside Fairfax, MN, listen to the North Dakota State University brass quintet, and watch Lloyd Wiese create wooden trunks and chests.

Monday, February 8 at 9:00 pm

Travel with the Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club in Perham, MN; visit Gooseberry Falls State Park on Minnesota’s North Shore; watch a music video by Elisa Korenne about a hapless grocer in Wadena, MN; learn the history of the Orphan Train Movement; and listen to the band Auratone from the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Monday, February 22 at 9:00 pm

Visit Interstate Park, watch fiber artist Aliza Nocacek-Olson use a spinning wheel for alpaca fiber, learn about the Mandan Chief Four Bears, and listen to original music from musician Anthony Miltich of Fergus Falls, MN.

Monday, February 29 at 9:00 pm

ALL NEW! Meet Mary Gibbs, the only female superintendent of a MN state park-Itasca State Park, discuss the difficulties women faced when homesteading in Manitoba and about E. Cora Hind in a segment from the PP documentary “Built on Agriculture”, learn about the Homestead Act of 1862 with a segment from the PP documentary “Homesteading”, and hear from the band Bloom from Twin Valley, MN

Monday, March 28 at 9:00 pm

ALL NEW! Learn about the Minneapolis/St. Paul street car strike of 1917, meet Carl Zachmann an artist whose inspiration is the Industrial Revolution, learn about modern machinery and its importance in farming in Manitoba in a segment from Prairie Public’s documentary “Built on Agriculture”, listen to Paul Imholte of St. Cloud, MN play original music on string instruments.

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About the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share. Click here for more information.

Funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the website do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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