In "Creating Minnesota," Annette Atkins discusses the importance of oranges at Christmastime in Victorian Minnesota. We take it for granted today, but when the fruit first traveled 1,500 miles to our wintry state it was a marvel. Atkins will discuss this and other ghosts of Minnesota past at the Hennepin History Museum's annual Holiday Tea, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 16.
As Minnesota prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2008, Atkins will make frequent appearances throughout the state.
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