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September 2016

Linden Hills Co-op and Its Place in the Food Co-op Movement

September 15, 2016 @ 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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Since 1976, the Co-op has demonstrated its popularity and staying power. Co-op manager Luke Schell and member Tom Lundgren will explore the history of Linden Hills' venture into the world of food co-ops.

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October 2016

Southwest Streetcar Presentation

October 20, 2016 @ 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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With vintage photos and movies, streetcar historian Aaron Isaacs will give a guided tour of the Como-Harriet streetcar that served Uptown, East Calhoun, Linden Hills, Fulton, and Edina until 1954.

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November 2016

“Downtown Minneapolis in the 1970s” by Mike Evangelist and Andy Sturdevant

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Linden Hills, 4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
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Mike and Andy will help us remember, in pictures and words, when Dayton's was in its prime, the Nicollet Mall was brand new, and the Foshay Tower was still king. An optional holiday luncheon at Kata’s Organic Café, 4279 Sheridan Ave. S., follows the program. We will order from the menu. Please reserve your space at the lunch by November 16th. Email your reservation, with the number in the party, to contact@lindenhillshistory.org, or call (612) 926-0646 and leave a message…

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January 2017

Purcell & Elmslie: Spiritualistic Place Making

January 30 @ 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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William Purcell and George Elmslie, acclaimed Prairie School architects, began their partnership in Minneapolis in 1909. Architectural historian Richard Kronick will explain how spiritualism — the notion that there is a component of the universe beyond that which is apparent to normal human sense — was expressed in Purcell and Elmslie's writings and architecture.

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March 2017

Mary Allen Whedon, Pioneering Journalist, Suffragist and Business Owner ca. 1900

March 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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Mary Allen Whedon, known professionally as M.A. Whedon, ran a Minneapolis business that employed young women and published local view postcards and educational material. Program by Peter Sussman with postcards from his and Karen Cooper’s personal collections.

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June 2017

History of Lilac Way and the Beehive Parks

June 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Dr.
St. Louis Park, MN United States
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Highway 100 originated as a New Deal project in the 1930s. The idea to have small parks along the route became popular, and citizens contributed funds for lilac plants. Seven parks along "Lilac Way" featured picnic tables and distinctive fireplaces called beehives. Kathy Johnson of the St. Louis Park Historical Society will tell the story of the road’s rich history. We'll enjoy one of the remaining beehive parks, Lilac Park, with a boxed lunch option. Carpooling will be available.

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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

Lyndale Park and the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis

August 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Roberts Bird Sanctuary parking lot, 4124 Roseway Rd.
Minneapolis, MN United States
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This event was originally scheduled for August 9, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. 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. Join us for a walking tour of these Lyndale Park gardens…

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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 Civil Rights marches of the 1950s and early 1960s and the anti-war protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s may have been more dramatic, but a quieter kind of citizen activism in the Linden Hills neighborhood during the 1970s caused residents to band together to make their voices heard by city and county governments.  A panel of local residents, led by Linda Lounsbury, will talk about how they "fought City Hall" and how they won or lost their causes. …

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December 2017

Don Fraser – Minnesota’s Quiet Crusader

December 2 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square
Edina, MN United States
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Don Fraser's career spanned the last half of the twentieth century. As a Minnesota state senator, U.S. congressman, and Minneapolis mayor Fraser was deeply involved in the key issues of his era, including the civil rights struggle, opposition to the war in Viet Nam, and efforts to combat urban poverty. Historian Iric Nathanson's new biography, Don Fraser - Minnesota's Quiet Crusader, sheds new light on a Minnesota political figure whose quiet demeanor masked a fierce resolve to move forward a…

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