Join Lake Agassiz Regional Library for a series of programs celebrating the history and culture of Minnesota.
Discover local history through the lens of early Fosston newspaper, The Thirteen Towns. Ed Lavelle, editor of the The Thirteen Towns, will discuss the history of the paper and highlight favorite stories uncovered during the digitization of issues from 1891-1900. Those interested in regional history, journalism history and genealogy research are welcome to attend and join the discussion. This program is offered free-of-charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Fosston Public Library
Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Witness the history of the Vietnam War come to life with a presentation by historian and educator Arn Kind. Using maps, artifacts, and more, Kind will bring history alive with a colorful and realistic portrayal of the conflict, including the increasing commitment of five US presidents and the rise of anti-war protests at home. His presentation will include the eventual US withdrawal from Vietnam and the lingering tragic effects of a war that had never been declared by Congress. This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and is geared for audiences ages 13 and up.
Climb on board for music and storytelling by The Skally Line as performers Fred Keller and Bill Cagley travel around the curves and bends of early American music, playing Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, Stringband blues, bluegrass and more, accompanied by forgotten rip-roaring stories from Minnesota’s history. This family-friendly program is geared toward adults and admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
The 2023 One Book, One Community program will feature Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren and will include a variety of events including book discussions, presentations, films and other programs. The program will conclude with an Author Presentation by Natalie Warren on October 19 which is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the Friends of the Fargo Public Library. The program will feature author Natalie Warren sharing her experiences of making a groundbreaking, 2,000 mile canoe journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.