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History Revealed: The Ford Century

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Brian McMahon, The Ford Century in Minnesota

History Revealed Series
February 23, 2017
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Ramsey County Library – Roseville

Free and open to all

Join the Ramsey County Historical Society for a new series, History Revealed, featuring the best of local history authors talking about a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

Author and historian Brian McMahon will be discussing how the Ford Motor Company transformed Minnesota and Ramsey County over the past 100 years, detailed in his new book, The Ford Century in Minnesota. Brian McMahon documents the company’s transformation—through the Depression, World War II, women joining the workforce, globalization, outsourcing, the closing of the plant, and more. Books will be available for purchase and for signing.

Workers at the Ford plant in Saint Paul.
Workers at the Ford plant in Saint Paul.

Brian McMahon, a trained architect, has lectured and written extensively on industry, urban history and architecture, and has developed and designed several exhibits for museums and galleries in New York and Minnesota.

History Revealed Program Series

Please note that topics and speakers may change. Check the website and our Facebook page for updates. Click on the dates for links to more information.
Please also note presentation location and times.

February 23, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Brian McMahon, The Ford Century in Minnesota
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

March 13, 2017, Monday, 7:00 pm – Jeremy Nienow, Archaeology at Lake Vadnais
Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

March 16, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Paul D. Nelson, The Golden Couple, William T. & Nellie Francis
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

April 20, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Stephen Osman, Fort Snelling and the Civil War
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

May 16, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 pm – Jeremy Nienow, Archaeological Leads and Mysteries of Ramsey County
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

June 15, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Steve Trimble, Ethel Stewart & Gibbs Farm: A Unique Adventure
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

July 27, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – David Page, Aha Moments in Writing F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

August 24, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Eileen McCormack, James J. Hill & Family: Early Saint Paul, Early Railroads, Lasting Legacy
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

September 21, 2017, Thursday, Noon – John Anfinson, Saint Paul & Minneapolis Water Sources (TBA)
Landmark Center Main Gallery, 75 W Fifth St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

September 28, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm– Krista Finstad Hanson, Minnesota’s Historic House Museums
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

October 26, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Paul D. Nelson, Melvin Maas
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

November 30, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – John Watson Milton, For the Good of the Order: Nick Coleman
Roseville Library, 2173 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

Venue

Ramsey County Library – Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville , MN 55113 United States
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Phone:
(651) 724-6001
Website:
http://www.rclreads.org/