History of Northwest Airlines, Justice Rosalie Wahl and More at Minnesota History Center in March

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Release dated: 
February 5, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Wendy Jones • Minnesota History Center • 651-259-3411 • wendy.jones@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: Museum admission is $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members. Programs may have additional fees
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773
Website: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

History of Northwest Airlines, Justice Rosalie Wahl and More at Minnesota History Center in March

The History Center is pleased to offer a wide range of history programs this March. Through lectures and a dance theatre performance visitors can learn about the life of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Wahl; the turbulent history of Northwest Airlines and what folk clothing can tell us about people, plus much more. Prices vary.

  • Inside Guantánamo, Past and Present
    Date: Saturday, March 1
    Time: 2 p.m.
    Cost: FREE

    Guantánamo Bay makes headlines as a U.S. detention facility but "GTMO" was built over a century ago as the United States' first foreign military installation. Hear about Guantánamo Bay's little-known past and the implications of its present use in this free lecture with Liz Sevchenko, Founding Director of the Guantánamo Bay Public Memory Project and Michael Strauss, professor of international relations at Paris' École des Hautes Études Internationales. This program is offered in conjunction with the Guantánamo Public Memory Project exhibit, on view Feb. 11 - March 16 at the Minnesota History Center.
    This program is made possible with support from the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, voted into law by the people of Minnesota in 2008.
  • History Forum: How Radical Was He? The Contradictory Politics of Theodore Roosevelt
    Date: Saturday, March 8
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Cost: $15 / $11 MNHS members
    Reservations: Recommended; call 651-259-3015 or register online

    TRJoin Kathleen Dalton of Phillips Academy and Boston University for a lecture in which she asks the question: "Was Theodore Roosevelt a radical and how much did his words and policies impact the nation's future?"

    This program is made possible with support from the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, voted into law by the people of Minnesota in 2008.

  • History Lounge: Justice Rosalie Wahl
    Date: Tuesday, March 11
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: FREE

    Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, was a champion of both women's rights and civil rights. Join Lori Sturdevant, author of "Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement" for an exploration of Wahl's life and her place in Minnesota's Women's movement.

  • Seniors in Mind: Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines with Jack El-Hai
    Date: Tuesday, March 18
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Cost: $2, does not include $9 senior admission to the History Center

    What was it like to pilot crippled airliner, to be in the vanguard of the new profession of stewardess, to ride in the cabin of a luxurious Stratocruiser for the first time? These experiences come alive as author Jack El-Hai shares a historic and pictorial overview of Northwest Airlines from its humble beginnings in 1926 to its triumph as the envy of the airline industry to its ultimate decline in 2010.

  • Ethnic DanceUncommon Threads: Folk Costumes of Europe
    Date: Thursday, March 27
    Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
    Cost: $15 / $10 for MNHS members
    Reservations: required online

    What does a teen wearing jeans have in common with a uniformed UPS delivery driver? Their clothing serves as a cultural reference and an identity that is clearly defined. Folk clothing worn by Europeans in the 1880 can also tell us about cultural identity. Join the artists of the Ethnic Dance Theatre for a performance that explores the evolution, craftsmanship and dance traditions of folk costuming in Europe. The historical thread is woven using multi-media as well as examples from the Theatre's extensive costume collection.

About the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

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.