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February 19, 2010

Where to Go, What to Read

Filed under: African American, Authors, Event, History, MHS press — pennefesm @ 12:24 pm

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Try one of these programs, then read books that help you go deeper into the story.

phpnmYWyPState Capitol Art Treasures Hunt : Go on a self-guided scavenger hunt to discover twelve beautiful and important decorations in the state capitol building. Then read Thomas O’Sullivan’s North Star Statehouse: An Armchair Guide to the Minnesota State Capitol and learn how they got there.


Looking Toward Spring on the FphprtrwAparm : Visit the Oliver H. Kelley Farm at Elk River and see how families prepared for spring by helping to clean up the barn, sorting through the remaining preserved foods and crocks, feeding the animals, and checking on seed stock and equipment repairs. Then read Barns of Minnesota with photographs by Doug Ohman and text by Will Weaver, a beautiful and evocative story of the life of a barn.


History HiJinx: Black History Month Craft Activity and Scavenger Hunt : Explore the museum galleries and hunt for special cards to learn about African American men and women who made significant contributions to the state of Minnesota. Kids can use these images, as well as other collage materials, to create a “tunnel book.” Then read David V. Taylor’s African Americans in Minnesota, a rich history of the group’s experiences and accomplishments.

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