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History Revealed: Nick Coleman

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

John Watson Milton, For the Good of the Order: Nick Coleman

History Revealed Series
November 30, 2017
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.

John Watson Milton will present the story of Nick Coleman, the son of Irish immigrants who was an influential Minnesota state senator in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and had an unsuccessful run for Governor. Coleman was instrumental in changing the Minnesota legislative branch and its agenda to a more progressive and respected one, and was also instrumental in passing many reforms, including the “Minnesota Miracle,” legislation that shifted the burden for public education from property taxes to a more progressive state income tax. The presentation will touch on Coleman’s work and accomplishments, the many great leaders he worked with from both sides of the political line, and his legacy to Minnesota, the nation and his family.

Milton is the author of For the Good of the Order, Nick Coleman and the High Tide of Liberal Politics in Minnesota, published by RCHS. Books will be available for purchase.

John Watson Milton was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton and the Woodrow Wilson School; he also studied at the Harvard School of Business. At Princeton he was the editorial chairman of The Daily Princetonian. Milton has published a wide variety of written works, including poetry, essay, recipes, speeches and short stories. He has written numerous articles for Ramsey County History magazine, and authored For the Good of the Order, Nick Coleman and the High Tide of Liberal Politics in Minnesota, published by RCHS. His biographical novel, The Fallen Nightingale, won two national awards for historical fiction. The author lives with his Panamanian-born wife, Maureen Angélica Acosta, on a small farm in Afton, Minnesota, where he writes and grows wine-grapes.

As a Princeton sophomore, Milton received a piece of valuable advice from Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway, who told him: “If you’re a writer, you write. No matter what happened last night, no matter how much you drank, no matter whose bed you climbed out of in the morning, you write. If you don’t, you’re not a writer.”

History Revealed Program Series

Please note that topics and speakers may change. Check the website and our Facebook page for updates. Click on the links below for more information.
Please also note presentation location and times.

For more information, and a list of upcoming and past History Revealed programs, see the History Revealed page here.

November 30, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 pm – John Watson Milton, For the Good of the Order: Nick Coleman
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

January 25, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Greg Brick, Minnesota Caves: History and Lore
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

February 15, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Steve Werle, The Political Rise, Demise, and Redemption of Harold E. Stassen
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

March 22, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Kim Heikkila, To Bear the Mark: Unwed Motherhood at the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Hospital, 1913-1973 (or, History, My Mother, and Me)
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

April 26, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – John Diers, 1,100 Streetcars: The Rise and Fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

May 24, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Terry Swanson, Elaine Goodale Eastman: Sister to the Sioux in Her Own Words
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113


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Date:
November 30
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/