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Breakfast Club: Minnesotans in the Civil War

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Join us for Breakfast Club with Dr. Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University, who will present Minnesotans in the Civil War. Residents of Minnesota had a unique experience in the 1860s. They volunteered to serve their nation in putting down the rebellion by 11 southern states. They also engaged in an internal struggle against their neighbors, the Dakota. 
Dr. Glade will explore the experience of various populations in the state, as well as of soldiers serving elsewhere during this period.

Breakfast Club is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with Dr. Betsy Glade. This event is free to members, non-members $5.

About the presenter: Dr. Betsy Glade is the Chair of the History Department at St. Cloud State University. She earned her BA, MA, and Ph.D. in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She studied political, social, and women’s history. Her dissertation, Private Lives and Public Myths: The Bagbys of Virginia, examined the way individuals contributed to the ‘reconstruction’ of their lives and of their section’s history in the post-Civil War era.

Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization is to “engage people in the exploration of the County’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspectives on the present, and inspiration for the future.” The Stearns History Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.