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July 2017

Walking Tour of Western Linden Hills

July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
44th & Beard, 3500 W. 44th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
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Peter Sussman will lead a tour from Zenith Avenue to France Avenue tracing the Grimes family's 1880s model community of Waveland, including the first Lake Harriet School, as well as growth related to the 1905 streetcar extension along 44th Street to Morningside. The tour will start from the northwest corner of 44th and Beard (the park-like space kitty-corner from Turtle Bread).

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August 2017

History of the Lyndale Peace Garden, the Native and Mixed Border Gardens, and the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis

August 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Roberts Bird Sanctuary parking lot, 4124 Roseway Rd.
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Following the 1981 tornado through southwest Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board refurbished the 1929 rock garden which is now the Peace Garden. The Men's and Women's Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM) donated and planted trees and helped re-design the park's arboretum. They continue to work with its native and mixed border gardens. Speakers include Kay Wolfe, with the MWGCM, and JoAnn Blatchley, with the JapanConnectMN: Sister City Organizations.

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October 2017

Power to the People: Activism in the 1970s

October 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Linden Hills, 4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
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The dynamic changes that took place in southwest Minneapolis from the 1940s to the 1970s helped usher in a wave of citizen activism in Linden Hills. By the 1970s, many residents noted that city/county departments weren't consulting neighbors on local projects. Residents banded together to have a voice in their community. The rise of Linden Hills residents' activism impacted projects with city departments and the business community as well as neighborhood parks, schools, and youth activities. Their actions had an…

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