Award-Winning Author To Discuss Book On Minnesota History Oct 3 At Perpich

Interested in Minnesota history? Join your neighbors Monday, Oct 3, 7 pm, at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, to learn how the land the Dakota named Mini Sota Makoce became the State of Minnesota.

Mary Lethert Wingerd, associate professor of history at St Cloud State University, will talk about her most recent book  North Country: The Making of Minnesota. Published by University of Minnesota Press, the book is enhanced by more than 170 illustrations and informative captions and is a 2011 winner of the Minnesota Book Awards. Wingerd is also the author of Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St Paul.

A book signing and reception sponsored by the Perpich Center for Arts Education Foundation will follow the presentation. The program is free and open to the public. It is supported by the Minnesota Book Awards through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in conjunction with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Minnesota Library Foundation.

The Perpich Center for Arts Education is located at 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley, MN  55422. The event will be in the Performance Hall. Signs will be posted. Parking is free.

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