Did you know the Sesquicentennial banner is visiting libraries in the Arrowhead region? This provides patrons with the opportunity to enter comments in the accompanying journal. Contact Arrowhead Library System at 218-741-3480 to find out what area library the banner is currently visiting in the Arrowhead region.

Where can you find out more information about the Minnesota Sesquicentennial? http://www.mn150years.org/

Excerpt from the above website:
On May 11, 2008, Minnesota will commemorate its 150th anniversary as the 32nd state in the United State of America. Beginning in January 2008, the Sesquicentennial will be a yearlong, statewide celebration and a catalyst, to honor our past and connect all of us as Minnesotans in creating a thriving, innovative future.

The Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission, created by the Legislature in 2005, has selected four major theme areas for the 150th observances: Education, Innovation, Arts & Cultures, and Health & Wellness. In addition, we’ll be shining the spotlight on Minnesota’s natural resources and our great outdoors heritage.
The Commission is joined in this effort by the Minnesota Historical Society, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota State College and University System as key players, along with Explore Minnesota Tourism and other state agencies and private and non-profit partners, in organizing Minnesota’s 150th anniversary.

There will be hundreds of events and activities throughout Minnesota paying tribute to our past, celebrating the present, and looking ahead, together, to the future. Many communities, counties, organizations, and businesses are celebrating significant anniversaries as well. We ask you to register your events and observances on the event calendar of this website so we can help you promote it far and wide.

Two key events to keep clear on your calendar:
1. Statehood Day on May 11, 2008 with a late afternoon ceremony on the steps of our beautiful Capitol in St. Paul.
2. Statehood Sesquicentennial Exposition & Progress Show, May 30-June 1, 2008, at the State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights.