ALSO: “Glensheen” at History Theatre; National Theatre Live: “Small Island” at St. Anthony Main; and more.
ALSO: Inatnas Orchestra to perform at the Black Dog; Sparkle Theatricals: “The Room With Closets” at the Southern; the 10th Annual Memory Lanes Block Party; and more.
The fort is unique. Nowhere else in Minnesota can students and elders alike encounter such a wide-ranging mix of painful and joyous histories that collectively define us.
My great-great-grandparents, Dred and Harriet Scott, spent a significant amount of time at Fort Snelling. Their story, and those of many others, can be better shared.
Josiah Snelling’s family ran a successful baking business, but he built his career by enlisting in the military and working his way up.
Inmates from correctional facilities have been employed to work on the buildings and learn carpentry and masonry skills.
Approval for a new charter school to occupy some of the historic buildings is a major breakthrough in preservation and reuse efforts.
I visited the fort recently and took a walk around Pike Island.