Alexandria – We Are Water MN

Legacy of the Lakes Museum 205 3rd Avenue West, Alexandria, MN

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Free

Fergus Falls – We Are Water MN

Fergus Falls Public Library 205 East Hampden Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Free

Austin – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Austin Public Library 323 4th Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

Worthington – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Nobles County Library 407 12th Street, Worthington, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

Mankato – The Legacy of 9/11: Four Perspectives

Ostrander Auditorium - Minnesota State University - Mankato 540 W Road, Mankato, MN

This moderated discussion will examine several perspectives on 9/11, exploring reflections, memories, and personal stories of how the event has influenced each speaker's life.

Free

Duluth – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story

Denfeld High School 401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth, MN

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story is a 90-minute two-act dramatization of a traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer enslaved in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

Free

St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Fort Snelling State Park 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN

Learning from Place: Bdote is an immersive experience that brings participants to sites of great significance to Dakota people in the Twin Cities. Participants will learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories that have often been left out of our state’s history.

$75

Learning in Community: North Minneapolis

Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 2001 Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Build your cultural understanding and awareness of the African American community in North Minneapolis. This interactive, in-person experience will include a private tour of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery, stories from community members on the impact of longtime Northside organizations, and samplings of food from local Black-owned restaurants.

$30

St. Paul – Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon: Musical Performance and Discussion

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Join us for a brand-new musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. Hear this story set to beautiful and evocative music composed by fellow Minnesotan, Jocelyn Hagen, with narration by Ka Vang.

Free

St. Paul – MN Writers Series: After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Andrea Gilats, the next author in our Minnesota Writers Series, will read from her book, "After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief." The author will be joined by Dr. Ben Trappey, co-director of the University of Minnesota's Center for the Art of Medicine, for a discussion on complicated grief and the healing benefits of writing, both physical and emotional.

Free

Hastings – We Are Water MN

Pleasant Hill Library 1490 South Frontage Road, Hastings, Minnesota

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Free