This month, we’re focusing on Minnesota history. Several of our partnership productions with our friends at the Minnesota Historical Society will be featured on air, including Minnesota and the Civil War Showcase, Greatest Generation Film Showcase 3, Minnesota in the ’70s, and James J. Hill: Empire Builder (for broadcast details, check out our post “Explore Minnesota History”). To make this month even more spectacular, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some great opportunities the Historical Society is offering this month and later this November.
Series of FREE Public Screening Event
We are teaming up with the Minnesota Historical Society to host a series of free public screenings of a new documentary entitled, Civil War: The Untold Story. The film examines the conflict through the lens of the Western Campaign. The five-part program features poignant letters from both soldiers and civilians that provide new insights into the causes of the Civil War, life on the homefront, the politics of war, the issue of slavery, and the relatively unheralded role African Americans played in the conflict. Filmed at the actual battle sites, the documentary uses hundreds of reenactors to recreate the epic battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Atlanta.
Here are all the screening details and information on how to submit your RSVP (an RSVP is required to ensure enough seats for guests):
Thursday, July 3 – “Bloody Shiloh” and “A Beacon of Hope”
Thursday, July 10 – “River of Death” and “Death Knell of the Confederacy”
Thursday, July 17 – “With Malice Toward None”
Minnesota History Center (345 Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul)
Dates & Times
Thursday, July 3, 10 & 17 from 7-9 PM
How to RSVP
To ensure enough seats for all guests, please send an email to Randal Dietrich at randal.dietrich(at)mnhs.org.
Travel Opportunity: Commemorate the Battle of Nashville
Last year, the Civil War Commemoration Task Force journeyed to Gettysburg to honor the 150th anniversary of that crucial battle (our very own Senior Director & Supervising Producer, Shari Lamke, got to travel with the delegation last year – her reflection may be found here).
To continue building upon this trip, the Task Force invites individuals to join them this November to retrace the steps of several Minnesota Regiments who fought at the decisive Battle of Nashville, the last major battle of the Civil War, in late 1864. The planning for this 150th anniversary commemoration is already underway. Final details about the travel package will be discussed at the July 17 documentary screening. If you want to find out more about this trip and your chance to help make history, make sure to send your RSVP to Randal and attend the July 17 screening at the History Center!
For a look at the trip’s itinerary, visit the Battle of Nashville webpage on the Task Force’s website.