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History Revealed: MN State Fair in WWI

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

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Mark Haidet, The Minnesota State Fair during World War I

History Revealed Series
July 26, 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library

Free and open to all.

Join RCHS 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. See our History Revealed page here for more programs, past and future.

State Fair historian Mark Haidet will present the story of how the Minnesota State Fair played a key role in mobilizing the Minnesota home front for victory during World War I. From the State Fair’s national leadership in the campaign to “Win the War with Food,” to large war exhibits, military pageants, and Grandstand shows depicting major battles, discover the fascinating history of Minnesota’s beloved State Fair during this challenging era.

Mark Haidet

Mark Haidet worked for the Minnesota Historical Society for more than 36 years – 10 years as a historian and 26 years in the Development Office. As Director of Development for the program’s first 16 years, he built a comprehensive program and led three major campaigns for the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum and the Greatest Generation Project. He closed his career with three years at the State Fair Foundation where he completed the campaign to build the Fair’s new History & Heritage Center. Now retired, Mark is helping others as a free-lance historian and fund-raising consultant.

Mark, who has attended all but one State Fair since moving to Minnesota in 1976, is passionate about the Fair, its history, and its importance to Minnesota.

Featured image: Black and white photograph of people lining up to purchase tickets at an entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, circa September, 1950. From the Ramsey County Historical Society photo & postcard collection.

Thank you to the Ramsey County Roseville Library for their support of this program.

Scheduled 2018 History Revealed Programs
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Please note that topics and speakers may change. Check the website and our Facebook page for updates.
Please also note presentation location and times.
Click here for the History Revealed webpage: Past presentations and updates.

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.
More information.

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.
More information

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.
More information

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.
More information.

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.
More information

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.

Details

Date:
July 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/