This weekend is going to be gray and chilly. Good thing there will be lots of hot history around town to keep us happy.
On Saturday, go downtown to hear Phil Anderson explain the history of commercial bakeries in South Minneapolis. The retired MCAD historian has spent several years tracing the rise and fall of neighborhood bakeries in the Mill City, a story he narrated in the Summer 2014 issue of Minnesota History. At 1 pm on Saturday, Phil will give a talk he is calling: “100 Years of South Minneapolis Bakeries: Some Histories.”
On Sunday, head over to the University of Minnesota for “Telling Queer History.” The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies–located in Andersen Library–will be hosting this event, which includes tours of its collection, which is one of the largest archival repositories in the world for GLBT thought, knowledge, and culture. The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies began over thirty years ago as the personal collection of GLBT activist Jean-Nickolaus Tretter and was donated to the University of Minnesota in 2001. The first tour begins at 1:15.
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