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Telling River Stories

UMN News (Minneapolis, MN) , May 24, 2007


Telling River Stories is a multi-disciplinary project that researches and disseminates the stories of how communities and individuals have lived with the Mississippi River. What has the river meant to people in the past, and how can that meaning be brought to light today? How has the river had different meanings and uses for different ethnic or racial groups? How can stronger stewardship efforts be connected to stories we tell about the river's importance?

The Telling River Stories project aims to recover a “people's history” of the urban river in the Twin Cities. This history will be disseminated to the public in a series of creative, educational, interpretive installations constructed along the river itself, and through an array of ancillary materials that reinforce the stories told through those installations.

Subjects Covered: Education

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