An exhibition based on oral history interviews, archival research, and community input will be on display in January of 2021.
A Public History of 35W: Virtual Story Share
Wednesday, August 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This interactive virtual event will share preliminary histories about opposition to the freeway, its impacts on communities of color, and concerns over equity and environmental justice. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and express interest in sharing their own perspectives and stories. This event is part of an ongoing partnership with Hennepin History Museum, the Heritage Studies and Public History Program at the University of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Two Virtual Events: A Public History of 35W
Wednesday, May 27, 1-2:30 p.m.: Virtual Art Workshop
Thursday, May 28, 6-7:30 p.m.: Virtual Story Share (Event cancelled out of respect for the community mourning for George Floyd.) Check back for more information about event rescheduling.
Please join us for two free events to continue our exploration into the history of I-35W in South Minneapolis. On May 27, researchers from the University of Minnesota will invite participants of all ages and skill levels to develop a creative response to a presentation on the history of this freeway. On May 28, they will present preliminary research on opposition to the freeway, its impacts on communities of color, and concerns over equity and environmental justice. They will invite participants to share their own perspectives and stories. Both events will be held in partnership with the U of M and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Please watch the Hennepin History Museum’s Facebook Event page for more information.
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Support for this project was provided by the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs; University of Minnesota Heritage Studies and Public History program; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; UMN Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH); and the UMN Provost's Imagine Chair for Arts, Design & Humanities.