Saturday, October 17, 2009
Topic: Follow the Money - Strategies for Fundraising in Historic Preservation
Refuel your brain and belly with a coffee and pastry at the Mill City Cafe and an interesting lecture by three experts on the topic: Erin Hanafin Berg, Field Representative for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota; Marge Ostrov, President of Friends of B’nai Abraham Arts and Culture Museum; and Aaron Hanauer, Senior Planner for Community Planning and Economic Development at the City of Minneapolis. If your interest in vintage or historic furniture spans to historic architecture, then you are sure to enjoy this and the following breakfast events.
Where: Mill City Museum, ADM Conference Room, 7th Floor, 704 S 2nd Street
When: 8a - 9a
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Have a hankering for some Swedish meatballs, herring, or cabbage pudding? I thought you did! The American Swedish Institute will be holding it's monthly Smörgåsbord on Sunday, October 18th.
This month’s menu features kålpudding (cabbage pudding) served with a cream sauce and lingon berries. Other dishes include juniper herring, herring in sweet dill mustard sauce, eggs topped with creamed caviar, cold smoked salmon served with horseradish cream, three kinds of Swedish cheese, cold roast beef, potato salad and gherkins, smoked sausages, a fresh fruit platter, pickled cucumbers, pickled beets, Jansson’s Temptation, meatballs, boiled potatoes, and Swedish sausages. For dessert, enjoy apple crisp with homemade vanilla sauce.
Leroy Larson and Mel Brendan will perform old-time Scandinavian music during the meal. Reservations (including sales tax) are $23 for ASI members, $28 for nonmembers, $9 ages 6–11, and free for children under six. Reservations are required by Friday, October 16 and are non-refundable.
Award-winning filmmaker Stefan Quinth returns to the American Swedish Institute on Sunday, October 11th with a new light-hearted movie exploring what it is to be Scandinavian-American. Quinth has teamed up with William Beyer, former American Swedish Institute staff member to travel through Swedish Minnesota, stopping at Scandinavian events and towns throughout Minnesota and the border states. Immigration, language, food, celebration, jokes, a tear or two—it’s a rich journey, fueled by gallons of coffee.
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
When: Sunday, October 11th, 2p & 7p
Cost: $8 ASI members, $10 non-members
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is holding an event to discuss the Midcentury Modern architectural heritage of the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. As many of these structures are reaching the 50 year milestone for historic designation, it is time recognize those with architectural significance and those in danger of destruction, and then to discuss the means of preserving them. This event will be held at the fitting Christ Church Lutheran designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in S. Mpls, which was inducted to the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year. This event is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Avenue, Minneapolis
Doors open at 6:00, Panel discussion begins at 6:30, to be followed by a reception.
Todd Grover, AIA, MacDonald and Mack architects
Charlene K. Roise, President, Hess Roise Historical Consultants
Stephanie Atwood, Historian, Hess Roise Historical Consultants
Victoria Young, St. Thomas University
Christine Madrid French. Director, Modernism + Recent Past Program, National Trust for Historic Preservation
More Information about Christ Church Lutheran: Minnesota’s newest National Historic Landmark, the church was designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen (1949, 1962), a father and son known for their innovative and imaginative buildings nationwide. Other buildings by Eliel Saarinen include the Cranbrook Educational Community in Michigan (also a National Historic Landmark). Eero Saarinen’s works include the 1963 St. Louis Gateway Arch (a NHL) and the 1962 TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York (listed on the National Register of Historic Places).
More Information about Christ Church Lutheran:
Minnesota’s newest National Historic Landmark, the church was designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen (1949, 1962), a father and son known for their innovative and imaginative buildings nationwide. Other buildings by Eliel Saarinen include the Cranbrook Educational Community in Michigan (also a National Historic Landmark). Eero Saarinen’s works include the 1963 St. Louis Gateway Arch (a NHL) and the 1962 TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York (listed on the National Register of Historic Places).
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This past weekend, Danish Teak Classics was invited to display a few pieces of designer furniture at the Danish American Historic Society international conference at the downtown Radisson. I hope you were able to attend, but if you missed it, I'd like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Danish American Center in Minneapolis. If you are fond of Danish Modern design, you may also take interest in some cultural events held at the DAC. Among the many offerings, they offer Danish language courses, traditional dance classes, and concerts. On Tuesday, Oct 6th, a Viking music group will perform at 7p. Visit http://www.dac.mn/ for more information and a whole list of events.