Anoka County Library - History Saturdays at Rum River Library

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.School age children and their parents learn about history through a character performance.

Project Overview

The Anoka County Library in cooperation with the Minnesota Historical Society presented three History Player programs (one each month from March 20, 2010 through May 15, 2010) at the Rum River Library. An additional performance with Maud Hart Lovelace has been added due to anticipated audience appeal.

Project Details

Number of Programs/Activities: 4
Attendance: 48

Organizational partnership: Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Historical Society provided the players for a fee of $250 per performance.

The History Saturdays attrached a small, but faithful audience. The demographics proved to be surprising. Senior citizens were the most faithful attendees, with a smattering of families and quite a few grandparents with teir grandchildren. People loved getting the "first hand" accounts the History Players provided.

Attendees requested books about historical figures and talked the programs up with friends.

An amazing outcome for Legacy staff was finding out that Tweeting abvout our programs actually brought people to our events.