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Mill City Museum Exhibit Opening: Remembering the Bohemian Flats. April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015IASCollaboratives, Events0

Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices

April 30, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm
Mill City Museum, 704 South Second St., Minneapolis

Opening of an exhibit organized by the IAS Heritage Studies collaborative and the MNHS-UMN Heritage Partnership, based on student work

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“Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices” explores the many perspectives on the people and the conditions of this early immigrant neighborhood adjacent to the Mississippi River. Through photographs, newspaper clippings, maps and surveys, visitors can “journey” down the 79 steps from the bluffs to the flats, and see how a community in the middle of the city could simultaneously be at the margins of the river, of society, and of historical memory.

On April 30, from 6-8pm, the exhibit will open with a program by State Archaeologist Dr. Scott Anfinson who will discuss urban archaeology projects along West River Parkway including Bohemian Flats, the Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the Federal Reserve Bank. University of Minnesota students Rachel Hines and Stefanie Kowalczyk will be on hand to discuss how they turned student research into an exhibit.

This event is free, but does not include museum admission. For more information, see the MN Historical Society announcement.

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