ACTIVITY: SHAMROCK CANVAS PAINTING ($20 FEE)
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

ACTIVITY: SHAMROCK CANVAS PAINTING ($20 FEE)

Looking for a great art activity? Join WCHS and Molly McEachern as she guides participants, step by step, in creating a beautiful 11x14" canvas painting. This event is suitable for children of all ages, from 8-108! The cost of $20 includes your paint, canvas, all instruction, light refreshments, and leaves all the mess and clean-up to us.

Online registrations required through nonrefundable pre-payment of $20 HERE only. A minimum of 8 participants are required; if cancelled, full refunds will be immediately processed.

Questions? Call Sally at 763-682-7323.

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WORKSHOP: Genealogy for Beginners
Feb
22
1:30 PM13:30

WORKSHOP: Genealogy for Beginners

Are you brand new to family genealogy and don't know where to begin? The Wright County Historical Society (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo) can help! Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 1:30pm and let the WCHS's reference librarian, Kay Nordberg, start you off on the right path with tools, templates, and tricks for beginning researchers. Participants will learn about the genealogical research process, how to properly record and evaluate information, and organizational tips to help you stay on track. 

PLEASE NOTE: This class is for beginners; specific question regarding participant's current research issues will not be addressed. Attendance is free but limited to 20 participants; RSVP’s required to 763-682-7323 or online HERE.

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ART EXHIBIT: Phoenix Learning Center Mural
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

ART EXHIBIT: Phoenix Learning Center Mural

Join renowned artist Shane Anderson and Phoenix Learning Center students & staff as they unveil their mural to the public. The finished piece will remain at WCHS for a brief exhibit before being permanently installed at Phoenix Learning Center. A video journey of this project will be shared by participants. Light refreshments will follow.

This event is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. RSVP's appreciated by calling 763-682-7323 or clicking HERE. For more information contact Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323.

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WORKSHOP: French-Canadian Genealogy
Mar
29
1:30 PM13:30

WORKSHOP: French-Canadian Genealogy

Ready to start your French-Canadian research but don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by researching when everything is written in French? Join WCHS archivist Betty Dircks on Thursday, March 29th at 1:30pm for a fact-filled workshop on French-Canadian Genealogy. This session will be held in the Wright County Heritage Center's Activity Room (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo, MN) where Betty, through a series of digital images and documents, will share tips and guidelines to effectively navigate French-Canadian genealogy research. All online examples will be projected on the Activity Room walls; attendees will not be required to use computers during the workshop. 

This session is limited to 20 attendees and participation is by RSVP only HERE or at 763-682-7323; WCHS regrets it is not possible to accommodate walk-in’s without a reservation. For more information about this or any of the Wright County Historical Society programs please visit www.wrighthistory.org, or call 763-682-7323.

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Festival of Trees-Opening with Santa!
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Festival of Trees-Opening with Santa!

For the 12th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society will create an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival of Trees display.  Free and open to the public, the Festival of Trees highlights Wright County businesses, families, and organizations through a variety of traditional and uniquely themed, lit Christmas trees.  This year there are more than fifty individual trees, along with a Santa writing station, animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of Leander Wetter).  

The Festival of Trees open with a lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 27th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo).  Santa will be stopping by, and volunteers will be on hand to take free digital photos with Santa for all attendees.  Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served in WCHS’ Activity Room.  Each year WCHS provides this venue as a gift back to our community and invites everyone to come and enjoy!  The Festival of Trees will be open daily from Wednesday, November 28th, 2018-January 4, 2019, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us on Facebook.

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12th Annual Festival of Trees
Nov
28
to Jan 4

12th Annual Festival of Trees

For the 12th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society will create an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival of Trees display.  Free and open to the public, the Festival of Trees highlights Wright County businesses, families, and organizations through a variety of traditional and uniquely themed, lit Christmas trees.  This year there are more than fifty individual trees, along with a Santa writing station, animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of Leander Wetter).  

Each year WCHS provides this venue as a gift back to our community and invites everyone to come and enjoy!  The Festival of Trees will be open daily from Wednesday, November 28th, 2018-January 4, 2019, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us on Facebook.

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SPECIAL OPENING #1: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #1: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 2nd from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 9th from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 16th from 5-7:00pm

Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) from 5-7:00pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #2: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #2: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 2nd from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 9th from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 16th from 5-7:00pm

Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) from 5-7:00pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #3: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #3: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 2nd from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 9th from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 16th from 5-7:00pm

Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) from 5-7:00pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #4: Festival of Trees display to the public
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #4: Festival of Trees display to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 2nd from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 9th from 5-7:00pm

Sunday, December 16th from 5-7:00pm

Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) from 5-7:00pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

WORKSHOP - Genealogy for Beginners

Are you brand new to family genealogy and don't know where to begin? The Wright County Historical Society (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo) can help! Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 1:30pm and let the WCHS's reference librarian, Kay Nordberg, start you off on the right path with tools, templates, and tricks for beginning researchers.  Participants will learn about the genealogical research process, how to properly record and evaluate information, and organizational tips to help you stay on track.

PLEASE NOTE:  This class is for beginners; specific question regarding participant's current research issues will not be addressed. Attendance is free but limited to 20 participants; RSVP’s required to 763-682-7323 or online HERE.  For more questions please contact info@wrighthistory.org or calling 763-682-7323. 

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SPECIAL OPENING #4: Festival of Trees display to the public
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #4: Festival of Trees display to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 3rd from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 10th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 17th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 24th from 5-7:30pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #3: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #3: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 3rd from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 10th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 17th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 24th from 5-7:30pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #2: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #2: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 3rd from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 10th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 17th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 24th from 5-7:30pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

 

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SPECIAL OPENING #1: Festival of Trees display open to the public
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL OPENING #1: Festival of Trees display open to the public

The Wright County Historical Society is please to announce that the Festival of Trees will be open to the public on these extra days and times:

Sunday, December 3rd from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 10th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 17th from 5-7:30pm

Sunday, December 24th from 5-7:30pm

These special opening have been arranged to accommodate individuals and groups who are unable to view the Festival of Trees during normal business house. Please note that the library and Main Gallery will remain closed during these times.

For more information please contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at 763-682-7323 or emailing sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

 

 

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11th Annual Festival of Trees
Nov
29
to Jan 5

11th Annual Festival of Trees

For the 11th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society will create an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival of Trees display.  Free and open to the public, the Festival of Trees highlights Wright County businesses, families, and organizations through a variety of traditional and uniquely themed, lit Christmas trees.  This year there are more than fifty individual trees, along with a Santa writing station, animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of Leander Wetter).  

Each year WCHS provides this venue as a gift back to our community and invites everyone to come and enjoy!  The Festival of Trees will be open daily from Wednesday, November 29th, 2017-January 5, 2018, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us on Facebook.

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Festival of Trees-Opening with Santa!
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Festival of Trees-Opening with Santa!

For the 11th year in a row, the Wright County Historical Society will create an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival of Trees display.  Free and open to the public, the Festival of Trees highlights Wright County businesses, families, and organizations through a variety of traditional and uniquely themed, lit Christmas trees.  This year there are more than fifty individual trees, along with a Santa writing station, animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of Leander Wetter).  

The Festival of Trees open with a lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo).  Santa will be stopping by, and volunteers will be on hand to take free digital photos with Santa for all attendees.  Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served in WCHS’ Activity Room.  Each year WCHS provides this venue as a gift back to our community and invites everyone to come and enjoy!  The Festival of Trees will be open daily from Wednesday, November 29th, 2017-January 5, 2018, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 or visit us on Facebook.

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FUTURE OF FARMING - "Agricultural Drones: Imagery with a Purpose"
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

FUTURE OF FARMING - "Agricultural Drones: Imagery with a Purpose"

The Wright County Historical Society's welcomes speaker Greg Emerick, co-founder and EVP of Sentera, at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo, MN) on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30pm. Greg will be speaking on the use of drones in agriculture, including his company's cutting edge work on imagery, sensors, analytics, and their applications for today's farmer. Additionally, Greg will be bringing some drones and technology specific to Sentera's work.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP's appreciated but not required to 763-682-7323 or by clicking HERE. For more information on Sentera please visit

 

Photo: The Sentera Double 4K NDVI + NDRE Sensor transforms DJI Phantom 4 Pro into an easy-to-use crop scouting tool.
 

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ACTIVITY: Santa Canvas Painting ($20 Fee)
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

ACTIVITY: Santa Canvas Painting ($20 Fee)

Looking for a great art activity? Join WCHS and Molly McEachern as she guides participants, step by step, in creating a beautiful 11x14" canvas painting. This event is suitable for children of all ages, from 8-108! The cost of $20 includes your paint, canvas, all instruction, light refreshments, and leaves all the mess and clean-up to us.

Online registrations only HERE; class is limited to 20 participants. Nonrefundable pre-payment of $20 HERE is required. A minimum of 8 participants are required; if cancelled, full refunds will be immediately processed.

Questions? Call Sally at 763-682-7323.

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WCHS Annual Meeting
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

WCHS Annual Meeting

Following the Members Pie Social, the WCHS Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm in the Heritage Center Activity Room.  The meeting includes a slideshow depicting highlights the events of 2017, and offers attendees a 'sneak peak' at WCHS' upcoming exhibits, programs and presentations.  The meeting will conclude with voting of the WCHS' 2018 Board of Directors and special recognition awards.  

The Annual Meeting is free and open to the general public, however only current WCHS members will be eligible to vote.  The WCHS Board of Directors invites all members who are interested in serving on the board to contact President Ken Gregornik at 763-682-7323.  

The Wright County Historical Society is a public 501(c) non-profit organization whose purpose is the location, discovery, collection & preservation of historical artifacts and records and the dissemination of knowledge about the history of Wright County and its relationship to the State of Minnesota. For more information on becoming a board member or attending the Members Pie Social and Annual Meeting please contact Sally Stevens, Business Manager, at 763-682-8945 or at sally.stevens@wrighthistory.org.

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WCHS Members Pie Social
Oct
24
6:15 PM18:15

WCHS Members Pie Social

Each year the Wright County Historical Society board of directors and staff invite all members to our annual Membership Pie Social. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, October 24th from 6:15-7:00pm and is free of charge to all members. It’s a great time to socialize, enjoy some pie and punch, and learn more about all the Wright County Historical Society offers through your annual membership. 

RSVP’s are required so that staff are assured of having enough pie for everyone. Please let us know you are coming by calling 763-682-7323 or responding online through our Online RSVP page by clicking HERE by Friday, October 20th, 2017.

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ART EXHIBIT: “Where We Come From: Our Stories As Art”
Oct
24
to Nov 22

ART EXHIBIT: “Where We Come From: Our Stories As Art”

In early August 2017, artist Jennifer Schultz ran two workshops at the Wright County Heritage Center, guiding participants in the artist creation of their stories in book form. Their work will be on exhibit at WCHS, along with pieces created by the artist.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00pm as WCHS and Jennifer Schultz open the exhibit. It will run until Thanksgiving, and then move to the Susan Hensel Gallery (3441 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN) in March/April 2018!

This activity is free of charge; RSVP’s to 763-682-7323 or online HERE are greatly appreciated.

 

 Jennifer A. Schultz is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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COFFEE CHAT: "Halloween History & Traditions"
Oct
10
1:30 PM13:30

COFFEE CHAT: "Halloween History & Traditions"

This informal sharing session is an opportunity for the public to learn about the history of Halloween, how Halloween is observed in different countries, and to share their own personal Halloween traditions with participants. Light refreshments and candy, of course, will be served.

This activity is free and open to the public; RSVP's appreciated but not required to 763-682-7323 or by clicking HERE.

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ACTIVITY: Flower Power Painting! ($20 fee)
Aug
28
1:30 PM13:30

ACTIVITY: Flower Power Painting! ($20 fee)

Looking for a great art activity? Join WCHS and Molly McEachern as she guides participants, step by step, in creating a beautiful 11x14" canvas painting. This event is suitable for children of all ages, from 8-108! The cost of $20 includes your paint, canvas, all instruction, light refreshments, and leaves all the mess and clean-up to us.

Online registrations only by clicking HERE; class is limited to 20 participants. Nonrefundable pre-payment of $20 is required. A minimum of 8 participants are required; if cancelled, full refunds will be immediately processed.

Questions? Call Sally at 763-682-7323.

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ACTIVITY: “WWI Poppies: A history story & craft”
Aug
22
1:30 PM13:30

ACTIVITY: “WWI Poppies: A history story & craft”

WCHS Interns Beth Macnab and Mary Oehlke continue with another trunk theme, “World War I and Wright County”. Specifically, Beth & Mary will share the story of the poppy and how it has come to symbolize WWI, along with a fun craft to create a plastic poppy out of a 2L pop bottle! Bring an empty bottle, please, if you have one.

This activity is free of charge; RSVP’s to 763-682-7323 or online by clicking HERE are greatly appreciated.

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ACTIVITY: “COMING TO AMERICA”
Aug
15
1:30 PM13:30

ACTIVITY: “COMING TO AMERICA”

WCHS Interns Beth Macnab and Mary Oehlke are busy creating new educational trunks for distribution in the 2017-18 academic year.  Come try some of the games they are including in the, “Coming To America” trunk. This theme centers on immigrant experiences, including information on Ellis Island and other ports of entry into the US. 

This activity is free of charge; RSVP’s to 763-682-7323 or online by clicking HERE are greatly appreciated.

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WORKSHOP #2: Where We Come From: Our Stories as Art
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

WORKSHOP #2: Where We Come From: Our Stories as Art

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323. We regret that no registrations can be taken through Facebook or online for this workshop.

Wright County Historical Society of Buffalo MN will host a workshop series and exhibition of artist books. The workshops will be taught by Jennifer A. Schultz, fiber and fabric artist of Minneapolis MN (visit Jennifer's website at http://jenniferaschultz.com/gallery-book-artspaper.html). The exhibit will include Schultz’ own artwork as well as artist books made by workshop participants.

Participants in the “Where We Come From” workshops will explore the meaning of place and landscape in their lives. They will learn cloth and paper book construction techniques, and explore a variety of fun media and artistic tools to tell their own stories about where they come from. This is a family-friendly activity open to learners of all ages, no experience necessary. A free-will offering will be accepted from those who wish to support this activity, in lieu of a registration fee. 

Jennifer A. Schultz is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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WORKSHOP #1: Where We Come From: Our Stories as Art
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP #1: Where We Come From: Our Stories as Art

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling Sally Stevens at 763-682-7323. We regret that no registrations can be taken through Facebook or online for this workshop.

Wright County Historical Society of Buffalo MN will host a workshop series and exhibition of artist books. The workshops will be taught by Jennifer A. Schultz, fiber and fabric artist of Minneapolis MN (visit Jennifer's website at http://jenniferaschultz.com/gallery-book-artspaper.html). The exhibit will include Schultz’ own artwork as well as artist books made by workshop participants.

Participants in the “Where We Come From” workshops will explore the meaning of place and landscape in their lives. They will learn cloth and paper book construction techniques, and explore a variety of fun media and artistic tools to tell their own stories about where they come from. This is a family-friendly activity open to learners of all ages, no experience necessary. A free-will offering will be accepted from those who wish to support this activity, in lieu of a registration fee. 

Jennifer A. Schultz is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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