Oberholtzer Exhibit and Reception

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Oberholtzer Exhibit and Reception

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | October 24, 2019

An exhibit about the life and work of Ernest Carl Oberholtzer is now open and free to the public in the lobby of the Gale Family Library, second floor, Minnesota History Center.  Visitors will see displays highlighting Ober’s contributions to conservation efforts; his books and photography; his love of camping and the outdoors; and his and Billy Magee’s epic 1912 canoe journey to Hudson Bay.  This exhibit is in place until late November.  

On Saturday, October 26th from 2:00-4:30 a reception featuring this exhibit and the Oberholtzer Foundation's work will be held in the “Fraternal Congress Room” off the lobby of the Gale Family Library on the second floor of the History Center. Members of the public are welcome!