Augsburg alumnus pens historical article

MinnPostKevin Ehrman-Solberg ’14 wrote an article for MinnPost about historical relics leftover from Minneapolis’ old mill system.

Ehrman-Solberg works for the Historyapolis Project, a Minneapolis-based organization dedicated to bringing the history of Minneapolis to life, in hopes that his work will build a sense of community.

The Historyapolis Project is housed in the history department at Augsburg College. The organization was made possible by a Historical and Cultural Heritage grant through the Minnesota Historical Society.

To read the article and learn more about the Historyapolis Project, visit the MinnPost site.

Auggies put their history skills to work

(L to R) Augsburg history major Jill Hengstler, Ali Kappes '07 of the Minnesota Historical Society, and history major Lily Morris helped make the regional History Day event a success.
(L to R) Augsburg history major Jill Hengstler, Ali Kappes ’07 of the Minnesota Historical Society, and history major Lily Morris helped make the regional History Day event a success.

Three hundred senior high students from metro schools attended regional History Day competition at Augsburg last week.

History Day each year involves more than 30,000 junior and senior high students across Minnesota. Students select a topic to research around a theme and feel history coming alive for them as they develop poster displays, performances, documentary films, websites, or research papers for competition. They seek to advance through regional and state levels for a chance to travel to national History Day in June. Continue reading “Auggies put their history skills to work”