On Saturday, October 23, travel via Motorcoach to visit the MN History Center and the Greatest Generation Exhibit. (This tour is FREE, you must pre-register with Cloquet Community Education. If you are not able to attend please cancel 2 days prior to the tour, to allows others to take part) This landmark exhibit at the Minnesota History Center features more than 6,000 square feet of artifacts, displays and hands-on elements to explore the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments, challenges and enduring legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. Members of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation are people we know, they are our grandparents, our parents and our next-door neighbors. Yet, we may have never heard their stories. These remarkable people – who grew up during the Depression, came of age during World War II and participated in the post-war boom – created a lasting legacy that has shaped all of us who have come after. Explore the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories. This tour is a cooperative effort between the Arrowhead Library System, Cloquet Public Library, Carlton County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society and Cloquet Community Education's Age to age Program. This tour is funded with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.
8:00 A.M. Depart Cloquet (BACK PARKING LOT at Super One)
10:30 A.M. Arrive at History Center
10:30 to 11:00 Museum Self-exploration time, (some great city-views to check out!)shopping or restroom break time
11:00-12:00 Lunch in Café Minnesota (on your own)
12:00-1:50 Visit Reference Library
1:55-3:30/4:00 Gather in Level 1 Rotunda for Minnesota's Greatest Generation Tour (Minnesota's Greatest Generation Tour approx 30 minutes) and exhibit time on your own.
4:00 P.M. Depart History Center
6-6:30 P.M. Return Cloquet