Detroit Lakes Exhibit Project

The Historic Holmes Exhibit Project brought together students from Detroit Lakes to capture older residents’ memories of the Historic Holmes building for an exhibit at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center and Historic Holmes Theatre.

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The Historic Holmes Exhibit Project brought together students from Detroit Lakes to capture older residents’ memories of the Historic Holmes building for an exhibit and mural at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center and Historic Holmes Theatre.

Youth Participants: Bill Mohn’s Students, Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center

Adult Participants: Dave Eiesland, George and Sally Oja, Stu Omberg

For more information: Contact Project Manager Maren Levad at maren.levad@mnhs.org or 651-259-3480.

 

Background on Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes was founded in 1871 by Colonel George Johnston and, aided by the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad, it quickly expanded. There are over 400 lakes within 25 miles of the city, giving its name credence as a lake county.  In 1877, Detroit Lakes was elected the County Seat in a race against Frazee, Lake Park and Audubon with a ninety percent majority.

Detroit Lakes city website

The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center

Becker County Historical Society

Resources on Exhibit Development
The top 10 techniques to designing an effective exhibit.

Project Details

Date: January 2012 - May 2012
Partner(s): Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center; Becker County Historical Society; Maren Levad, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN

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