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Fireside Chat: Bill Lindeke, "Minneapolis-St.Paul: Then and Now"
Hennepin History Museum
Minneapolis, MN
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Locked together in an affectionate sibling rivalry, Minneapolis and its twin city St. Paul are constantly growing and changing. Geographer and author Bill Lindeke will show photos from his new book, Minneapolis-St. Paul: Then and Now, and discuss how the Twin Cities developed from simple trading posts on the banks of the Mississippi River into major metropolitan cities.

Using historic and current photographs, along with in-depth descriptions, Bill will highlight places in the Twin Cities with dramatic then and now photos that demonstrate the change from 19th century sleepy river towns to vibrant modern cities. Historic images range from the 1870s to the 1950s. Bill will also share current photos taken in the summer of 2017 by Karl Mondon of San Francisco, California. As an added treat, he will also show sites that didnt make it into the book.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Then and Now features historic photos paired with current photos and offers intriguing historical narrative of over one hundred historic sites in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Edina, and the Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory.

This beautiful coffee table book will be available for purchase in the Museum and Bill will be available for book signing after his presentation.

Bill Lindeke is an urban geographer who writes, researches, and gives tours about the Twin Cities. He is the author of numerous publications featuring the urban symbols and civic history of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.
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Hennepin History Museum (View)
2303 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States


Arts > Literary
Social > Adult

Wheelchair Accessible: No


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