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First-of-its-kind website reveals painful chapter in Minnesota and American history


Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Minnesota Historical Society has launched a unique, comprehensive website enriched with video, audio and interactive tools to illuminate a profoundly important time in Minnesota and U.S. history, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

The site, www.usdakotawar.org, is designed for teachers, students, researchers and everybody else interested in the broader national causes of the war, the war itself and its far-reaching consequences.

The website reveals stories of survival, resilience and healing and it uses primary sources, oral histories, maps, multiple perspectives and interactives to tell the history of the war, its causes and its aftermath. The public is invited to join discussions and also to post their family history related to the war in the “Share Your Story” section of the website.

“This comprehensive website will help people in Minnesota and beyond learn--in a new way--about an incredibly important time in state and U.S. history,” said Rose Sherman, Chief Information Officer for the Minnesota Historical Society. “And because the site uses video, audio and interactives tools, we’re confident it will engage middle and high school students with this history.”

In this final phase of the website, visitors can learn about the Dakota homeland, newcomers to Minnesota, treaties, the war and it’s aftermath and the Dakota nation today. The first phase of www.usdakotawar.org was launched in March 2012.

2012 marks the 150th year since the U.S.-Dakota War was fought over six weeks in Southwestern Minnesota, resulting in hundreds dead, the Dakota exiled from their homeland and the largest mass execution in U.S.history: the hangings of 38 Dakota men in Mankato. The war’s causes began decades earlier and the impact of the war is still felt today.

Throughout this year, the Minnesota Historical Society is offering many new ways to learn about the war, its causes and its aftermath, including an exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Visit www.usdakotawar.org for a list of all initiatives, events and resources for commemorating and learning about the war.

Many projects and programs related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultu .....
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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
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Commonweal To Offer Audio Described Performances

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company located in historic, downtown Lanesboro, is proud to announce a new audio-description service to enhance the enjoyment of live theatre for audience members with low vision. On specially-designated per ..... 
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Calling all silent movie stars: Join the volunteer spirit that thrives in Lanesboro

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Ever dream you’d star in a moving picture show? Here’s your chance to be part of a fairytale-come: the 2013 Silent Movie project. This fantasy volunteer project got started this year in Lanesboro, Minnesota, a place where people work together ..... 
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Stone Soup Supper to celebrate Lanesboro Local

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN- Lanesboro Local is putting on a harvest celebration and fundraiser, and the public is invited. Echoing the classic Stone Soup folktale about how a hungry community made a luscious soup when everybody contributed just a little somethin ..... 
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The Fattenin’ Frogs will perform at St. Mane Theatre

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Fattenin’ Frogs will rock the stage at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The band plays rock & roll and traditional American music, with a style developed by mixing blues, country, folk, rhythm & blues, gospel, bl ..... 
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Celebrate Local Farmers’ Markets with Fillmore County Public Health

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Minnesota fall brings with it wonderful foods such as root vegetables, squash, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, popcorn, grapes, and apples, which can all be found at local farmers’ markets. The six farmers’ markets of Fillmore County provide a great ..... 
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