Lounge with us!
Join local historians, authors and experts for evening conversations about the history that shapes Minnesota and its people.
• Select Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. October through May
• Free; no reservations needed
• Enjoy dessert, snacks, beer and wine available from Café Minnesota during the program.
The History Lounge is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund and the support of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund.
Upcoming History Lounge Events
The Duluth Lynchings
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Join Michael Fedo, author of The Lynchings in Duluth, as he explores this fateful event in northern Minnesota. On the evening of June 15, 1920, three young black men were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob of thousands after being wrongfully accused of raping a white woman. Despite media scrutiny and a trial, no one was ever convicted for the murder of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie.
Forgotten Plague: TB in Minnesota
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
In the 1920s and 1930s, Minnesota had more tuberculosis beds per capita than any other state. Join historian Mary Krugerurd as she explores the disease's forgotten history in Minnesota. Contrary to myths about sanatoriums being places to die, the majority of Minnesota's patients went on to live long and productive lives. However, significant stigma existed around TB, and many former patients never talked about their treatment, not even to their families.
Capital City Architecture - Pioneer-Endicott
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
When the Pioneer Press Building opened its doors in 1889, the 12-story skyscraper merited a 40-page special edition of the Pioneer Press, and the editors proclaimed it "the greatest newspaper building mother earth carries." A year later the Endicott Complex, designed by Cass Gilbert to wrap around the Pioneer, opened its doors. Join architectural historian Larry Millett as he explores how these buildings have been at the heart of the city's rich human and architectural life.