Upcoming Camden Community Historical Society Events

February

Wednesday, February 17: Quarterly ‘Show and Tell Social’
Tooties on Lowry: 2706 Lowry Avenue North, 6:30-8 p.m.

Community members bring a historical item to share (object, document, or story), along with their appetites for some delicious neighborhood food to this low-key gathering!

March
Thursday, March 10 – David Wiggins: River of Trees.
Webber Community Building, 4400 Dupont Avenue North, 6-8 p.m.

David Wiggins, Supervisory National Park Ranger for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, will be giving an illustrated talk focused on the lumber milling story above St. Anthony Falls including the stories of several local North Minneapolis saw mills. For a brief period of time 100+ years ago, the Camden neighborhood was the lumber milling epicenter of the world. This is the first of four historical speakers in the 2016 Camden Community Historical Society speaker series.

Thursday, March 24: Lucia Wilkes Smith: Fact and Fiction: Hollywood Meets the Monuments Men.
Webber Community Building, 4400 Dupont Avenue North, 6-7:30 p.m.

Friends of Webber Park Library member, Lucia Wilkes Smith is a relative of Capt. Walter Huchthausen, the only American killed while reclaiming art treasures stolen by Nazis during World War II, a story popularized by the 2014 George Clooney movie, “The Monuments Men.” Lucia’s multimedia presentation outlines what she learned about war, family, fiction, facts, cultural atrocities, and reconciliation during the premiere of the Hollywood film and the recent Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the Monuments Men.