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Historian uncovers 'missing history' Sunday at library

"Minnesota's Missing History: How it Was and Why It Matters" will be the subject of a lecture Sunday at the Rochester Public Library, 101 Second St. S.E.

The lecture starts at 2 p.m. and is followed by a walking tour of Indian Heights Park in northwest Rochester.

The speaker is Mary Lethert Wingerd, a St. Cloud State University associate professor of history, and author of "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2010.

She will speak about the complex origins of Minnesota and the relationships between indigenous people and European settlers, as explored in her book. She will take questions from the audience.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation, sponsored jointly by the Rochester Heritage Preservation Committee, the Friends of Indian Heights, the Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota, the History Center of Olmsted County and the Rochester Public Library.


For more information, call Steve Williams at 280-6888.

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