MEDIA ALERT: New Rondo Exhibit Revealed July 16 at the Minnesota History Center

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July 15, 2013
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MEDIA ALERT: New Rondo Exhibit Revealed July 16 at the Minnesota History Center

Rondo Community Members Join in Ribbon-Cutting

WHAT: The story of Rondo, a thriving St. Paul African American community torn apart by I-94, joins “Then Now Wow,” a permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, just in time for this week's 30th anniversary Rondo Days parade and festival.

Watch this video about Rondo, once Minnesota's largest African American community.

WHEN: The new Rondo section debuts tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting inside the exhibit. An outdoor concert celebrating Rondo begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Inside the "Then, Now, Wow" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul.

Interview/photo ops: Rondo community members, Minnesota History Center Exhibits staff, the Rondo exhibit and ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m., and the outdoor concert at 7 p.m: 9 Nights of Music: Rockin’ Rondo Quartet with T. Mychael Rambo and Friends.

“Then Now Wow” is funded in part by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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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.