History Revealed: Canoes
April 16 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Mark Neužil, Canoes: A Natural History in North America
History Revealed Series
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Free and open to all. Reservations requested: Reservation Form
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
This is the story of the canoe, that singular American artifact so little changed over time. Dr. Mark Neuzil will feature the history of canoes old and new, from birch bark to dugout to carbon fiber; the people who made them; and the adventures they shared. With features of technology, industry, art, and survival, the canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America.
Mark Neuzil, PhD, is Professor of Journalism, and Chair, Department of Emerging Media at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of seven books and a frequent writer and speaker on environmental themes. A former wilderness guide and summer park ranger, Neuzil is an avid outdoorsman who began canoeing in the 1960s with his family. He is a past board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Friends of the Mississippi River.