The annual meeting of the Friends of the IHRC will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106. The cost for dinner and the program is $25 per person, advance reservations are required (see information below).
This year's program will feature a report by historians Dr. Marilyn Chiat, Professor Jeanne Halgren Kilde and doctoral candidate Anduin Wilhide on their research into religious congregations and houses of worship formed by early settlers in nine neighborhoods developed along the Mississippi River between 1849 and 1924. The research project explores such themes as community creation, ethnicity and identity, relationships among congregations, intra-congregational interactions, the role of houses of worship, and social class structures. The goal of the project is to document the long heritage of religious diversity that has been central to this area's growth and development.
Friends of the IHRC is a non-profit auxiliary organization associated with the University of Minnesota' Immigration History Research Center. It is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research on international migration, developing archives documenting immigration and refugee life, and making specialized scholarships available to students, teachers, and the public.
Please send your advance reservation by November 1, 2011, and check for $25 payable to Friends of the IHRC to: Friends of the IHRC, c/o Vicki Albu, 326 23rd Court South, South St. Paul, MN 55075. The evening includes a social hour, dinner (please indicate choice of Maple Vinegar Chicken or Vegetarian Option), and entertainment by Ukrainian Village Band. Direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.