Hear Hibbing History in New Audio Tour

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Release dated: 
May 7, 2013
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Julianna Olsen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3039 • julianna.olsen@mnhs.org

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Hear Hibbing History in New Audio Tour

Tour Available in Time for Dylan Days Celebration May 23-26

Hibbing's rich history is now available in a new audio tour created through a partnership between the Iron Range Tourism Bureau and the Minnesota Historical Society. Listen in as locals reflect on North Hibbing, the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine, Bob Dylan Drive, Hibbing High School and Zimmy's restaurant.

Users can download the audio tour at www.mnhs.org/hibbingaudiotour or scan QR codes found inside Hibbing's Historical Walking Tour brochure. Brochures are available for free at Zimmy's and other commercial locations around the city.

The five audio tour stops were selected through community meetings and conversations with business owners and tourism experts. To create the tour, Hibbing teens recorded interviews with longtime residents about businesses and points of interest in and around Hibbing.

Hibbing Audio Tour Interview

Hibbing teen Amelia Bovitz interviews Judy Whitlock about working in the Hull Rust Mine.

"Community members of different ages worked well together documenting local history. We hope visitors to Hibbing will learn from and enjoy the audio tour for years to come," said Project Manager Aleah Vinick of the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Hibbing audio tour is part of The Minnesota Historical Society's "Sharing Community Stories," a statewide program that brings together people of all ages to record and celebrate local history. Participants share personal and community-based stories and work with creative partners to create lasting works inspired by those stories. Visit legacy.mnhs.org/sharing-community-stories to learn more.

This project is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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Minnesota Museums Month is a statewide celebration of museums, their stories, and their communities. This May, visit a new museum in your community, take a road trip, or return to one of your favorites that you haven’t seen in a while. Museums of every type—art, historical, science, arboretums, zoos and more—are participating. For more information visit www.museumsmonth.org.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.