The annual dinner meeting of the Friends of the IHRC will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 6-9 p.m. at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul MN, 55106. Advance registration is required. Cost of dinner and program:$25 per person.
This year's program will feature a report by historians Dr. Marilyn Chiat, Professor Jeanne Halgren Kilde and doctoral candidate Andy 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 project explores themes such 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.
Please send your advance reservation by November 1, 2011, and a check payable to the Friends of the IHRC to: Friends of the IHRC, c/o Vicki Albu, 326 23rd Court S., South St. Paul, MN 55075. The evening includes a social hour, dinner (indicate choice of Maple Vinegar Chicken or Vegetarian) and entertainment by a Ukrainian village band. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.