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The history, the people and the stories of the Upper Midwest



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Second Friday Lecture Series


Friday, December 8, 2017; Noon

Sandburg’s Lincoln: History or Historical Novel? Presented by Steven Rogstad. Carl Sandburg won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his presidential biography of Abraham Lincoln. While academically-trained scholars have been critical of his research, interpretations, and literary style, few scholars remain as intrinsically associated with Lincoln as has Carl Sandburg. This lecture will examine Sandburg’s place in Lincoln biography, and how the poet’s sweeping and descriptive narrative of Lincoln and his times created an image of Abraham Lincoln that is still embedded in American culture.



sparkFriday, December 15, 2017; 2pm-3pm

Spark! is a monthly program for individuals in early to mid-stages of memory loss and their caregivers that engages participants in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities. Here is more information.

December 15, 2017: Holiday Traditions
Explore games, crafts, stories and other holiday traditions that date back to the Civil War.