Moorhead / July 21 / transportation from St. Paul provided
MAM is heading up to the Red River Valley to hear about great work being done up in Moorhead! Get ready to talk about history + nature with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and get in on a discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion in your institution. Round out this awesome afternoon with a boozey workshop and networking time! Space is limited so register early.
$10 for Members
$15 for Non-Members
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Red River Walk: Interpreting history and the natural world
Hjemkomst Center and surrounding Red River banks
co-presented with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Join us for this guided walk along the Red River and through the Moorhead Saloon District, as we discover strategies for interpreting both the historical and natural environments in a larger effort to create a more vibrant, ecologically-minded, and historically-forward community!
Together we'll ask questions like: Where can history and environmental education overlap? What elements exist in nature to help us better interpret history? What can our shared history teach us about environmental responsibility and what can museums do about it?
Please be prepared to be outdoors in all weather conditions.
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Creating More Welcoming, Diverse, and Healthier Communities
Get a guided tour of the Hjemkomst Center and discover the strategies they are developing to make their museum more diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and accessible for all kinds of visitors: whether it's finding strategies to make historic homes more accessible, discovering hidden narratives in content, or ways to make museum materials more inclusive and relevant. Then we'll hear from the Minnesota Historical Society's Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement as they facilitate a short discussion on what diversity looks like in museums across Northwestern Minnesota and strategies museums can use to engage diverse communities and grow the varied publics museums serve.
HAPPY HOUR & WORKSHOP
Workshop and Social Mixer: Yard Games & Growlers
Retreat to the historic grounds of the Comstock House, an MNHS site, and get a sampling of Northeastern Minnesota's most local, regional flavors generously provided by Junk Yard Brewery, Union Brewery, and Disgruntled Brewery. Part social hour, part workshop, you'll get introduced to a variety of beverages that Northeastern Minnesota is creating to make their community more vital! MAM will provide a fun introduction to working with logic models, flexing our professional muscles as we "evaluate" the drinks. Meet museum professionals from all over the Valley and get networked!
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE TWIN CITIES
Free transportation provided by our partners at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. A coach bus will leave from the Minnesota Transportation in the morning and return that evening. Space is limited so register early. There is no additional cost and price is the same for members and non-members, just make sure you register for the bus option when you check out!
Bus Departs: TBD
Load / Unload At The Minnesota Transportation Museum (Free Parking)
119 Granite St E, St Paul, MN 55117
Details to come
Thank you to our museum partner, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County!