History At Home: "Everything 4-H"
Adult / Enrichment -
Adult Fall 2020 - Summer 2021
Alexandria Public Schools Community Education is partnering with Douglas County Historical Society, The Runestone Museum, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum to present
History At Home
April 8 - "The Minnesota Mr. Rogers: TA 'Dad' Erickson" - Maybe you’ve seen his name on fairground buildings or in local history books - but who is TA “Dad” Erickson? From humble farming roots growing up near Nelson, MN to the Father of Minnesota 4-H, called “Dad” by thousands of children, join DCHS as we share the story of this “Minnesota Mr. Rogers.”
April 15 - "Farming the Heartland: From Promise to Perseverance" - Minnesota was a world leader in agriculture in the late 1800s. Join the Runestone Museum as we take a step back in time and discover how and why certain farming practices changed the landscape forever.
April 22 - "Growing Green: 4-H in Douglas County - Past, Present, Future" - Come along with Jodi Hintzen, Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development, Douglas County, as we explore the history of 4-H in Douglas County, where Minnesota 4-H began and as we explore the role of T.A. 'Dad' Erickson in the development of 4-H in Douglas County.
You may register for the 3-Session Series or an individual session within this series. If you are a member of any of the partnering museums listed below, please note that you have a reduced individual session price available.
Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Prior to the class, you will receive an email with the Zoom invitation to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of the class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
Director, Douglas County Historical Society
Born in Alexandria and educated at Brandon-Evansville High School, Brittany Johnson is a Douglas County native excited to share local history. After graduating from Carleton College with a BA in US History, Brittany returned to Alexandria and was blessed to take over as director at the Douglas County Historical Society. You can find her there most days fawning over vintage photographs and postcards or planning the next fun event.
Kaci Johnson is the Director of Communications and Programming at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Norwegian from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s Degree in History, Public History emphasis, from North Dakota State University. She previously worked as Curator at Cass County Historical Society-Bonanzaville in Fargo, ND and was the interim site manager of the historic Comstock House in Moorhead, MN, totaling over 6 years of museum experience.
Amanda Seim is the Executive Director of the Runestone Museum. With a degree in Anthropology and previous museum and archaeological experience, she has a passion for developing educational programming and creating exciting exhibits for the museum.