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Happy Hour With a Preservationist

Happy Hour With a Preservationist gets you behind the scenes of Minneapolis’s most interesting buildings, often including special tours of historic spaces that are not typically open the public. The cool thing is when we tour these places, many are undergoing or completing restoration (e.g. North Branch Library/Emerge, St. Anthony Falls Hydro Lab, Grain Exchange Trading Floor, etc.). Happy Hours are FREE (and we will bet that you don’t hear that often). 

The Happy Hours alternate months with our Breakfast With a Preservationist series. 

July Happy Hour: Landmarks and Hidden Spots at the University of Minnesota

When: Wednesday, July 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: The tour will start at the Pillsbury Gate (Fourteenth Avenue SE and University Avenue SE) 

Smith Hall, one of the many landmarks you'll see along the University of Minnesota's Northrop Mall at July's Happy Hour With a Preservationist

Cost: This event is free.

Join Preserve Minneapolis for an evening stroll through two historic landscapes—the Knoll and Northrop Mall—on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The tour will start at the Pillsbury Gate (Fourteenth Avenue SE and University Avenue Southeast), and will explore the Picturesque landscape of the Knoll area, which was designed by prominent nineteenth-century landscape architect Horace W. S. Cleveland. It will also take in the Beaux-Arts-inspired Northrop Mall, envisioned by Cass Gilbert, Clarence Johnston, Sr., and Morell and Nichols. We will learn about the history of both landscapes, discover some hidden spots, and hear about the University’s plans for connections between the campus and the Mississippi River.  Try the new Green Line, take a Nice Ride bike, or drive on over to the university. This event is free and we hope to see you there!

Try the new Green Line, take a Nice Ride bike, or drive on over to the University to join us Wednesday, July 23!