Learn about the unique tapestry of people, cultures, and events on the “The Northside” as you are guided on a bus journey by a historian and story teller who has lived and taught in the community for five decades. You will become familiar with notable places and events that have impacted the lives of residents through generations.
Struggles for social justice and other past and present issues on the forefront of our daily life will be shared. Hear about individuals who continue to live in, or have returned to, their North Minneapolis roots to develop enterprises that provide a promising future for upcoming generations.
Be enthralled by the architecture of two historically-designated libraries as we stop at the first branch of Minneapolis libraries, now a career and technology center; and the Charles Sumner Library, mecca to generations of immigrants. Hear the histories of these sites from voices of two individuals whose families are rooted in the Northside.
Complete the tour visiting a business that was transformed from a mill to a water-bottling plant and now to a brewery that embraces North Minneapolis history with its decor.
Learn about the history and comradery of spirit that binds individuals and families into a community beloved by many. Participants are invited to enjoy beer and food truck fare at Utepils following conclusion of the tour (food/drink not included in ticket price).
This tour will journey by bus through the Near North and Camden neighborhoods of North Minneapolis. The tour guide is Susan Curnow Breedlove, an archivist, historian, and long-time resident of North Minneapolis.
Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes early for this tour. The bus will depart promptly at 10:15 am.