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History Revealed: George Bonga

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Joel Brown, The Story of George Bonga and the Fur Trade Era

History Revealed Series
September 26, 2019
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville 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.

Joel Brown will present and reenact the story of George Bonga, a legendary fur trader. George Bonga was born to an African-American father and an Ojibwe mother, and is believed to be one of the first people of Africn-American descent born in Minnesota. Mr. Brown will also touch on the early days of the territory and the history of fur trading in Minnesota from the mid 1600s to the mid 1800s, when Quebecois was the common language. Joel Brown will present in an authentic costume of the fur trading era. This is sure to be a fascinating and informative presentation.

2019 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed 2019 information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for these and other programs at the Gibbs Farm, and more!

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Ramsey County Historical Society
Phone:
651-222-0701
Email:
info(at)rchs.com
Website:
www.rchs.com

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/