Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) engage library patrons of all ages in their memorable life stories. Each lively 45-minute presentation is a fun and stimulating way to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Minnesota.
The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) created promotional press kits to assist library promotional efforts when hosting a History Player. Click the links below for information about these important Minnesotans.
- Charley Goddard – teenage Civil War solider
- Frederick McKinley Jones – inventor of refrigerated trucking
- George Nelson – fur trade clerk
- Joseph Farr – Station Master on the Underground Railroad
- Maud Hart Lovelace – children’s author
- Toni Stone – first African-American woman to play professional baseball with the Negro Leagues
- Virginia Mae Hope – World War II pilot
- Wanda Gag – storybook author and illustrator
Through a partnership between CRPLSA and MHS, the History Players are available for Library Legacy programs. For more information, contact your regional library Legacy Coordinator.