Women's Work Walking Tour

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Women's Work Walking Tour

Sat., Jun 13, 2020, 10:30 am - Noon
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407


$14/MNHS members save 20%

Join a walking tour led by a costumed interpreter portraying labor writer Eva Valesh, who exposed poor working conditions along the Minneapolis riverfront in a series of articles in 1888 and 1889.

Learn about jobs that were available to women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, key events in Minneapolis women's labor history, and the factories that Valesh exposed, including the North Star Woolen Mill, which still stands two blocks from Mill City Museum.

Valesh was a labor writer and orator also known by her pen name, Eva Gay. Valesh served as labor editor for the Saint Paul Globe and Minneapolis Tribune as well as an orator for the National Farmers' Alliance. She went on to national acclaim, working as assistant editor of the American Federationist.

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

This program is supported in part by the Bill and Kay McReavy and Family Fund.

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Additional Dates

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