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History Revealed: Cultures Coming Together
June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Krista Finstad Hanson: Cultures Coming Together in St. Paul: 100 Years of Immigration and Resettlement
History Revealed Series
June 6, 2019
Thursday, 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
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.
Learn about 100 years of immigration history to St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2019, the International Institute of Minnesota is celebrating 100 years of service to the existing ethnic groups and new groups of refugees, immigrants, and asylees in our community. By uncovering the history of this non-profit agency, historian Krista Finstad Hanson will shine a light on the history of immigration to St. Paul, the worldwide crises and US government policy behind the waves of new immigrants or refugees, and the impact immigration has had on our community.
Krista Finstad Hanson is the author of two travel guides to museums in historic houses: Minnesota Open House and Wisconsin’s Historic Houses and Living History Museums. She has also written a children’s science textbook, The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder. Her writings focus on architectural history, travel, and homes, and since 1992 she has written for such a number of local and national publications.
Featured image courtesy of International Institute of Minnesota, 1920 Christmas party at the International Institute.