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April history events at Ramsey County Library on elections, flu and Minn. governors

J.B. Andersen returns to the Ramsey County Library in Roseville this April for a series of history talks on subjects that shape and reflect the human story.

Talks take place Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.

April 3: The Electoral College

To some, it’s an obsolete relic of an earlier age; more recently, it’s been the subject of dispute and bitter political contention. How did the Electoral College come into being, and what is its future?

April 10: The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918

It killed more people than all the battles of World War I, and it devastated areas already weakened by years of combat. There was no cure, and it could happen again! Come learn about the once (and maybe future) outbreak of influenza.

April 24: Scandinavian Governors of Minnesota

Long ago in the early 20th century, Minnesota contained the largest concentration of people of Scandinavian descent anywhere outside of Northern Europe, and our governors in those days reflected the state’s ancestral roots. Learn about the days when Andersons (and Andersen), Olsen, Stassen, Quie and more led the state and set the tone of our culture.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota.

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2019 - 2:06 p.m.