History at Home #3: A Stagecoach Too
January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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:
“𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐞, 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐞𝐬 & 𝐀 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐓𝐨𝐨”
Like social media, the industrialization of transportation changed and shaped how we communicate and interact with each other, both as communities and as individuals. Railroads and automobiles took Americans away from foot travel and canoe transport, effectively changing national consciousness.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬:
𝐉𝐚𝐧. 𝟐𝟏 – “𝐀 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐓𝐨𝐨: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥!” – 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐭𝐚 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥. 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐒𝐞𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 (𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲) 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩.
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!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞:
Jan. 7 – “One Shoe: The original mode of transportation – foot travel!” – We’ve all heard the stories, “uphill both ways during a blizzard”, but what was it really like? Walking used to be an everyday part of life, from mailing a letter to going fishing – learn more about early local foot travel with host Amanda Seim (Executive Director of the Runestone Museum Foundation).
Jan. 14 – “Canoes: Minnesota’s earliest roads were waterways!” – Before highway mile markers, travelers used to measure their trip by portages – where they had to carry their canoes and packs over land to the next river or lake. Join host Kaci Johnson (Director of Communications and Programming at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum) and Amanda Seim as we explore what travel was like on the water.
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.