Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade

  This week, we present two strong recordings from our 6th-grade partners at Ramsey Middle School.  In the first, we learn about the history of the Lee Family.  In 1931, the Lees were one of the first African American families to purchase a home in South Minneapolis, and over the course of the next year they [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:30-05:00June 28th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade

Listen to 6th graders report on Little Earth and Mill City

In this week's installment of Local History Matters (our collaboration with 2 classrooms of 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School), we hear students discuss the historic Little Earth Of United Tribes.  Then, they tell the story of the Washburn "A" Mill and its explosion which could be felt 5 miles away! Join us every Tuesday for more information about our [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:31-05:00June 14th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Listen to 6th graders report on Little Earth and Mill City

For Prince’s birthday, listen to Ramsey Middle Schoolers discuss First Avenue

  Welcome to our 4th week of Local History Matters, a collaboration with 6th grade students from Ramsey Middle School.  This week, listen as students tell the story of First Avenue, the venue made famous by Purple Rain.  Then learn about the history of the Van Cleve family and why they have a park named after them. To [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:31-05:00June 7th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on For Prince’s birthday, listen to Ramsey Middle Schoolers discuss First Avenue

Hear 11 year-olds explore South Minneapolis

  We're back with a new edition of Local History Matters, our collaboration with 6th grade students from Ramsey Middle School.  This week, listen as students bring you inside the Karmel Mall, a gathering place of great significance to the Somali community, then dive into the history of the largest plane crash in Minnesota history. https://soundcloud.com/user-694815605/sets/local-history-matters-a-collaboration-w-ramsey-middle-school   [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:32-05:00June 1st, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Hear 11 year-olds explore South Minneapolis