FREE EVENT: 6/24 "Minnesota's Greatest Girls" Film Premiere
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
Dates: June 24, 2007
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Visitors are invited to the world premiere of "Minnesota's Greatest Girls," a unique filmmaking collaboration between girl filmmakers and senior women of the Twin Cities. The film features reflections on such locally popular institutions as the Prom Ballroom in St. Paul and Kresge's dime store in Minneapolis. With these landmarks as a background, women and girls share memories of childhood toys, first jobs, dating, and college life through conversation and shared activities. The film's stories are specific life experiences, but the emotions and lessons conveyed in the storytelling evoke universal adolescent milestones. Participants from the film will answer questions following the screening. The film is offered as part of the "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" Project, an ongoing effort by the Minnesota Historical Society to collect and preserve memories of Minnesotans who came of age during World War II. It was produced in collaboration with TVbyGIRLS, and the Wellington Senior Center, as part of a Save Our History Grant sponsored by the History Channel.