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History Revealed: Iron & Water

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

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Grant Merritt, Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment

History Revealed Series
August 23, 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library

Free and open to all.

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.

Grant Merrit, environmentalist and lawyer, will share a memoir of family, mining pioneers and unscrupulous magnates, and the fight to protect Minnesota’s natural resources. His talk will encompass many of the issues that faced environmentalists in the history of our state. His new book, Iron and Water, My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment (University of Minnesota Press 2018) will be available for purchase and signing.

Iron and Water is Grant J. Merritt’s memoir of his life’s work on behalf of Minnesota’s people and environment and also the story of a family significant in state history. Chronicling the discovery of vast iron deposits on the Mesabi Range and the fight to save Lake Superior and Minnesota’s natural riches, Merritt reveals how individuals can change the world.

Born in Duluth in 1934, Grant Merritt has demonstrated his deep commitment to environmental issues throughout his distinguished career. A practicing attorney for the law firm of Kalina, Wills, Gisvold & Clark, P.L.L.P., Merritt worked in the areas of environmental regulation and litigation, transportation, municipal law, governmental relations, and real estate. In addition, Merritt is a member of the Anoka County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association, secretary and board member of the Canada-Minnesota Business Council and board member for Clean Water Action. Merritt also served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) from 1971-1975 and as a member of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board from 1972-1975. Grant Merritt was the president of the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota and served on its board from 1995.

Scheduled 2018 History Revealed Programs
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June 28, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm, Scott Carlson, Twin Cities Beer
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113. Free and open to all.
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July 11, 2018, Wednesday, Noon, Peter Rachleff, Immigration Then and Now: From Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills Walking Tour
History Revealed Walking Tour
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, 55106
Meet at the History & Heritage Center. Reservations required, limit 30.
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July 12, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 –Paul Nelson, Frederick McGhee
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

July 26, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Mark Haidet, The Minnesota State Fair During World War I
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

August 9, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 – TBA
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

August 23, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Grant Merritt, Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

September 12, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Denis P. Gardner, Our Minnesota State Capitol: From Groundbreaking through Restoration
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
More information.

September 13, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 – TBA
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

September 27, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Bill Lindeke, Saint Paul Then & Now
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
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October 10, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Susan Bartlett Foote, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Health Institutions, 1946-1954
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
More information.

October 11, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 – TBA
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

October 25, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Krista Finstad Hanson, Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul during World War II: The International Institute, The War Relocation Authority, and Ruth & Earl Tanabara
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

November 8, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 – TBA
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

November 29, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Daniel Bergin, North Star Stories
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
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December 5, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Gibbs Farm staff, Holiday Traditions on the Minnesota Prairie
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
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December 13, 2018, Thursday, 7:45-9:00 – TBA
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
More information.

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/