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July 2020

“Rightfully Hers” Exhibit Open at Stearns History Museum

July 27 - November 25

 A new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is now available for viewing at the Stearns History Museum.  Rightfully Hers explores the history of the 19th Amendment, women’s voting rights before and after its ratification, and its impact today. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today. The National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and significant exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal…

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August 2020

Oliver Kelley Farm to Welcome Back Visitors for Saturday Programs

August 22 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm

Beginning Saturday, August 22, visitors can once again explore the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River where they can take in the beauty of the historic 1850s farmstead and trails located on the shores of the Mississippi River and get an up close view of the animals and gardens. The Kelley Farm will be open five Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 22, Sept. 5 & 19, Oct. 10 & 24. The visitor center will be open for bathroom…

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September 2020

Melissa Cooke Benson: ‘Pieces of Me’ Exhibit

September 15 - December 12

The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University is presenting an exhibit called "Pieces of Me" by Melissa Cook Benson. Cooke Benson creates large scale powdered graphite drawings. Her work investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Cooke Benson's drawings are made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush.  The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures. The exhibit is now…

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Registration is Open for SCSU’s 2020 Virtual Homecoming 5k

September 21 - October 25

St. Cloud State University is now accepting registrations for the 2020 Virtual Homecoming 5k, which is taking the place of the traditional Homecoming Run in 2020. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN? In a virtual run, you will run a 5k which is 3.1 miles, on your own, making sure you follow social distancing guidelines.  Map out a route where ever you are!  Keep track of your time and submit your time online. The Virtual Race will be October 12 - 25…

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St. Cloud Schools Need Reading and Math Tutors

September 29 - October 29

Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors are needed in St. Cloud schools. The school year is underway, and tutors in various capacities:  Kindergarten to 3rd grade Reading Tutors  Pre-Kindergarten Tutors  Math Tutors Tutors are being sought for three different levels of commitment based on 18 to 35 hours per week. Tutors can opt to serve just a single semester or make a commitment for a full academic year. Full-time tutors receive a stipend of $650 every two weeks, and…

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October 2020

Creating All Day With Paper Clay! Virtual Class

October 5 - October 25

The Paramount Center for the Arts is offering a virtual class called "Creating All Day with Paper Clay." The teacher is Terri Hess, who teaches in the Visual Arts Studios and is a former schoolteacher in the community who enjoys working with multiple mediums, but focuses on polymer clay, fused glass and jewelry making. This fun medium, which feels like playdough, can be shaped into almost any form you can imagine and will air dry on the kitchen counter! Terri…

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Uncanny Familiarities of Scenes & People Exhibit at SCSU

October 8 - November 6

The Kiehle Gallery at St. Cloud State University is hosting a new exhibit. "Brooks Turner: Uncanny Similarities of Scenes and People" is now on view through Friday, November 6. The exhibit is a culmination of two years of research by Turner into the history of Fascism in Minnesota. The exhibition is an incredible deep dive into archive materials which re-surfaces in the gallery as a complete transformation of the space. All the gallery walls and windows are covered with cardboard…

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“What I Fought For” Exhibition In Central Minnesota

October 9 - November 15

A new exhibit is now available for viewing in Central Minnesota. “What I Fought For” is an exhibit of stories about veterans and refugees. It is now on exhibit at the Little Falls Great River Regional Library, and will travel to Holdingford and St. Cloud between now and next March. The series is created by Tanika Roy, a US Marine Corps Veteran, artist, and photographer is the exhibit artist. Her work focuses on humanitarian and environmental issues. “What I Fought…

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence Exhibit

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Women's Center at St. Cloud State University is presenting Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.  This is a  Smithsonian Institution Traveling Poster Exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. It explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today. This traveling poster exhibition illustrates the story of women's suffrage in connection to voting rights, inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and our civic development as a…

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Women on Wednesday–Why The Feminist Movement Must Be Trans Inclusive

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The St. Cloud State University Women's Center presents the fall edition of Women on Wednesday. On Wednesday, October 21st the program is "Why The Feminist Movement Must Be Trans Inclusive." Presenter,  Erin Maye Quade is the Advocacy Director at Gender Justice, where she works to advance gender justice through public education, legislative outreach, strategic partnerships and coalition-building. The third black woman ever elected to the state legislature (2016), and the first to be elected from outside of Minneapolis or St. Paul, Erin was a founding…

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