What: This Minnesota Humanities Center project allows Minnesota veterans an opportunity to take the stage and share their lived experiences with the greater community through their own well-crafted stories about service, family, everyday life and everything in between.
Who: This event is hosted and facilitated by the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Minnesota Historical Society and features Minnesota veterans telling their own stories.
The Minnesota Humanities Center is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers a new way to think about our future, grounded in the humanities.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Historic Fort Snelling visitor center, 200 Tower Ave., St. Paul
Why: In 2014, Minnesota became the first state to designate an entire month for recognizing veterans, declaring October Veterans' Voices Month. The Minnesota Humanities Center worked with legislative and veteran partners to pass this bipartisan bill. Each year, the Minnesota Humanities Center celebrates this historic designation with programs and events through the Veterans’ Voices program.
How: Learn more and register at mnhum.org/vets/storytelling/ This event is FREE and open to the public but prior registration is encouraged.