Category: Legacy

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll

In “Seven Ways to Trick a Troll”, author Lise Lunge-Larsen and Kari Vick bring Norwegian trolls to life in seven folktales that teach us how to face life’s difficulties with moxie. Join us to learn about the making of the book, as well as the important role trolls play in… Read More»

Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota

Enjoy a lively discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors: Heid E. Erdrich, Shannon Gibney, Nicole Helget, and Kao Kalia Yang. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the… Read More»

Pipekeepers Powwow Drumming and Singing

Learn about traditional Native American Powwow drumming in this unique educational experience for all ages. The Pipekeepers will teach us what the drum means, how to keep the beat and few simple songs. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts… Read More»

Music of the Scottish Lowlands

Discover the musical heritage of Scotland with famed Celtic musician Laura MacKenzie. She will demonstrate traditional songs, border dance tunes and more, using a variety of instruments, including the Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, whistles and concertina. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts… Read More»

Legends of Upper Minnesota

Discover the Upper Red Lake area with legendary local storyteller David Leonhardt. Learn about the legends of the area, including the people who lived and worked in the area during the heyday of the logging industry and enjoy a musical saw demonstration. These events are offered free of charge thanks… Read More»

The Lacewings Acoustic Musical Duo

The Lacewings are a Minnesota-based acoustic duo, drawing inspiration from the deep roots of women’s folk music from Europe and European immigrants to North America. Join us for the folk songs and stories originally shared by some of Minnesota’s immigrant ancestors and now brought to local communities by The Lacewings.… Read More»

Minnesota in the Great War

Watch history come to life with popular living history performer Arn Kind, who will share how Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and seas that were far more dangerous than anything they’d experienced before. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.… Read More»

A Minnesota Love Story

How did you find me… after all these years? In the 1950s, an unplanned pregnancy tore two Minnesota teenagers apart. Years later, they reconnected. Join us to hear about their love story and how they found their long-lost birth daughter. These events are offered free of charge thanks to funding… Read More»

Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal

In “Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal”, local author Matthew Valan examines family dynamics and mental illness. Described as a study in regret and hope, “Sister Secrets” tells the tragic stories of Valan’s sisters who were eventually diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The author will discuss his book and the real family… Read More»