Archive for the ‘Event’ category

Great Time at the Fair

August 30, 2008

We’ve been having a great time at the Fair. Come out and see us if you can. We wanted to feature a couple of last weekend’s volunteers. We sure appreciate their help!


All Star Baseball Game & MN 150 Celebration

July 10, 2008

July 22 is the date of the big American Association’s All Star Baseball Game. The Saint Paul Saints will present the 2008 American Association All-Star Game in partnership with Medica. Minnesota’s 150 years of statehood will be featured as the theme of this 2-day event. The All-Star Game will celebrate 150 years of statehood and 150 years of baseball while highlighting today’s best and brightest stars of the American Association.

This game will be for the first time ever the umpires will use instant replay in professional baseball for the first time ever. Umpires will review decisions using video replay, which will be streamed to a mobile phone kept in umpire crew chief’s pocket, giving him immediate access to the play from his position on the field. The umpire will be able to control the video – functions such as rewind, fast forward and pause – from his phone using Slingbox technology.

Shines For All To See

July 9, 2008

We are proud to present the ‘official’ sesquicentennial celebration song…

Sesquicentennial Spotlight Tour

June 2, 2008

Looking for something to do this summer? We have it covered

Starting this summer the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission will be sponsoring a Sesquicentennial Spotlight Tour of each of the Honorary Capital for a Day regions.

June – Tallgrass Aspen Parklands
July – Deciduous Forest/Prairie Grassland
August – Coniferous Forest
September – Driftless Area

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota

May 10, 2008

May is indeed American Indian Month in Minnesota. The Minnesota Sesquicentennial wanted to honor American Indians and American Indian history in Minnesota. We have done that with an essay on the Sesquicentennial web site that recognizes and remembers the history.

The Sesquicentennial has also started a blog entitled, Native American Minnesota: A journey of learning and understanding. Please take a moment to check it out.

April Panel Discussions at the U of M

March 20, 2008

Registration is open for a series of four Twin Cites campus presentations will be held in honor of Minnesota’s 150th Anniversary.

  1. April 3—The Arts and the Built Environment; Changes in Suburban Life
  2. April 10—Agriculture and Forestry in the Natural World
  3. April 17—Changing Demographics: Snapshots of a New Minnesota and a New America
  4. April 24—A Changing World: Past and Present Threats to the Public’s Health

Learn more