The Edina Historical Society would like to invite all of you to a special event on Sunday. Because we don't have all of you on our mailing list, we're posting our invitation here:
We hope you come. You have probably driven by the Edina History Museum on 70th Street many times and thought, "I should go there someday." But you're on your way to somewhere else, or we're not open and that "someday" never comes. Make that "someday" this Sunday, when we will open our doors at 2 p.m. to give visitors a last chance to see our popular "Growing Up in Edina" exhibit before it closes April 27. Bring your family or old friends and remember your childhood (gravel pits, Queen Anne Kiddieland, the Puppet Wagon, Clancy's and more are part of the exhibit.)
At 2:30 p.m., listen to a moving presentation on "Remembering Edina's Fallen Veterans: More than Names in Stone" by Marshall Schwartz. Sometimes we book speakers only on the recommendation of other groups, but I had the pleasure of hearing Marshall's talk earlier this year and can personally give it "two thumbs up." Having spent hundreds of hours researching the names of Edina veterans killed in service to their country for the proposed Edina Veterans' Memorial, Marshall learned fascinating stories about these hometown heroes.
After a short refreshment break, the Edina Historical Society will hold a brief annual meeting, that will include highlights of the year from "Schoolmarm" Jan Solomonson, an interpreter at our living history field trip programs at Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange.
Of course, I'll be there and would be happy to talk to you in person. Meet our board members as well. Come for all or part of the day's festivities. Admission, as always, is free. Everyone is welcome - bring a friend!
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