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  • American Wars: Battle of the Little Big Horn NEW!

    NEW! American Wars (Seven part Historical Series) Our country has been shaped by war since before its inception. Learn about America’s wars from the French and Indian War which exposed George Washington to British style warfare to General Custer’s Last Stand at the battle of Little Bighorn in the Great Sioux War in this new seven part historical series.Battle of the Little Bighorn The battle of the Little Bighorn (Custer’s Last Stand), which resulted in the defeat of US forces, was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876. It took place in 1876, along the Little Bighorn River on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory. The fight was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, who had been inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. Learn more about this battle and its significance in the Indian Wars in this great class.
  • American Wars: Mexican American War, Training Ground for the Civil War NEW!

    NEW! American Wars (Seven part Historical Series) Our country has been shaped by war since before its inception. Learn about America’s wars from the French and Indian War which exposed George Washington to British style warfare to General Custer’s Last Stand at the battle of Little Bighorn in the Great Sioux War in this new seven part historical series.Mexican American War, Training Ground for the Civil War In 1845 the US annexed the Independent Republic of Texas sparking the Mexican–American War. American forces quickly occupied New Mexico, California, and northern Mexico. In this class we will learn about the war that added the territories that became New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Texas, and western Colorado to the United States.
  • American Wars: Mexican Border War NEW!

    NEW! American Wars (Seven part Historical Series) Our country has been shaped by war since before its inception. Learn about America’s wars from the French and Indian War which exposed George Washington to British style warfare to General Custer’s Last Stand at the battle of Little Bighorn in the Great Sioux War in this new seven part historical series.Mexican Border War Ever wonder when the first border wall was constructed between Mexico and the United States?. The height of the Mexican Border War was in 1916 when revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked the American border town of Columbus, New Mexico. In response, the United States Army launched an expedition into northern Mexico. Conflict at the border continued until after the American victory in the Battle of Ambos Nogales lead to the establishment of a permanent border wall. Hear more in this fascinating class.
  • American Wars: Spanish American War NEW!

    NEW! American Wars (Seven part Historical Series) Our country has been shaped by war since before its inception. Learn about America’s wars from the French and Indian War which exposed George Washington to British style warfare to General Custer’s Last Stand at the battle of Little Bighorn in the Great Sioux War in this new seven part historical series.Spanish American War The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. Join us to learn about this war which let to the famous charge up San Juan Hill by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.
  • Armchair Adventure - Dec - Christmastime in Sweden

    Armchair Adventure  These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. New this year - You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6980. 11 am-12:30 pm Christmastime in Sweden - Monday Dec 3Christmas is the most important time of the year for many Swedes, filled with special smorgåsbord foods, Santa Lucia celebrations, and a visit from Tomte, Sweden’s version of Santa Claus. The American Swedish Institute will give you a taste of Swedish traditions from Advent to the last plundering of the Christmas tree.
  • Armchair Adventure - Nov - Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure

    Armchair Adventure These popular virtual travel, topical and cultural programs are held at FAIR Pilgrim Lane, 3725 Pilgrim Lane, Plymouth. Coffee and treats are provided. You may register and pay the $5 fee online at rdale.eleyo.com or call 763-504-6990. 11 am-12:30 pm Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure - Tuesday Nov 5In 1920, the United States entered a period during which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was banned. Rather than curing the ills of society, Prohibition is remembered for creating some of the worst possible results - thus, this period is remembered as one of the United State’s greatest misadventures. It’s been 85 years since the repeal of Prohibition; let David Jones peel back the decades to illuminate the details of those tumultuous times.
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish: Food and Fun

    This course introduces typical foods, shopping in a market and ordering in a restaurant. You will learn how to select and buy foods, order in a restaurant and socialize during a meal. Classes will focus on interactive sessions. Specific vocabulary and simple grammar instruction appropriate to each topic will accompany each lesson. No previous Spanish required. No class Nov 21.
  • Congratulations, You've Written a Book. Now what?

    A revolution is taking place in the book-publishing industry. The traditional gatekeepers are no longer in control and authors are able to produce a finished, professional quality book for fewer out-of-pocket expenses, and take advantage of new ways to sell to a worldwide audience. A ten-page handout will be available to take home.
  • Donut Make You Wonder: Lots of Family Photos and Memorabilia? Don't Wait - Organize It! Oct 17

    You have decades of living and with that comes precious memories in photos and memorabilia. Where do you begin to pass on something meaningful to your kids about your life and family heritage? Inspirational and informative, Jeff Baker, owner of Sagis Legacy, has been assisting seniors and families to organize and preserve their life stories and family histories for many years. He'll provide practical ways to collect, prioritize, organize and preserve your stories, photo collections, family history, and unique heirloom documents so you and your family will continue to value them.
  • Donut Make You Wonder: The Civil War Without Proper Names, Dates and Battles Sep 19

    The focus of this presentation is on photography (then and now), maps, inventions, reenactments (living history), genealogy, etc. The instructor discovered the discharge papers of his great-great-grandfather from the 126th Illinois Infantry and began researching his ancestor's regimental history.  Register by September 14.
  • Donut Make You Wonder: The Law and Legacy of World War I in Minnesota: How the 'Great War' Still Affects Us Today - Nov 14

    This program will review a number of legal cases in Minnesota that affected, and were impacted by, World War I and continue to affect our lives today, on the Centennial of the "The War to End All Wars". Marshall H. Tanick is an attorney with the law firm of Meyer Njus Tanick. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Stanford Law School. In addition to his law practice, he is an avid historian and educator on Constitutional Law and history.Register by November 9.
  • The Big Water: Lake Minnetonka and It's Place in Minnesota History

    Among Minnesota’s greatest lakes, Minnetonka ranks second only to Superior in historical significance. “The Big Water” has played important roles: a home to Native Americans, a 19th century premier American resort, an early twentieth century enclave for wealthy Minneapolitans, a streetcar-reachable summer playground for Twin Cities residents and a home to prosperous Minneapolis suburbs. Author Fredrick Johnson offers an entertaining, wide-ranging discussion of his critically acclaimed, fully documented study of Lake Minnetonka.