Wonderland Amusement Park with Susan Hunter Weir

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In 1905, Wonderland Park on East Lake Street was a popular amusement park where the people of Minneapolis could ride one of the world’s finest carousels, witness amazing, death- defying […]

Streetcar Line: Bryant Avenue Line, with Aaron Isaacs

St. John's Episcopal Church, Linden Hills 4201 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

From 1890 to 1953, the Lyn-Lake and East Harriet neighborhoods were served by the Bryant Avenue streetcar line that traveled from Lyndale Avenue to Lake Street, then east and south […]

[VIRTUAL] Saving St. Anthony Falls

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In 1876, the Corps of Engineers finished a massive concrete wall under the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls. It stands three stories tall and spans the river. It is an essential […]

Streetcars on Nicollet Avenue, with Aaron Isaacs

St. John's Episcopal Church, Linden Hills 4201 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Streetcars ran on Nicollet Avenue from 1879 to 1954. Take a trip from downtown to the Richfield city limits with Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs. He'll contrast historic photos […]

Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture with Jane King Hession

St. John's Episcopal Church, Linden Hills 4201 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

As one of Minnesota’s pioneering women architects, Elizabeth Scheu Close overcame many obstacles, explored new horizons, and earned her profession’s highest honor: the Gold Medal. Jane King Hession, a Minnesota-based […]

The Japanese American Experience in Minnesota presented by Sally Sudo

St. John's Episcopal Church, Linden Hills 4201 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

According to the U.S. census, in 1940 there were only 51 people of Japanese ancestry living in the entire state of Minnesota. Today, that number is in the thousands. Sally […]