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Alice Cooper

School Teacher & Daughter of a Sharecropper

Born: Crawford, MS, United States
Heritage: African American

Ken Dragseth

Vietnam Veteran and School Superintendent

Born: Madison, SD, United States
Heritage: European American

Melkamu Negeri

Oromo Minister & Refugee from Ethiopia

Born: Ethiopia
Heritage: Oromian

Gary and Mary Jean Sampson

Navy Veteran, Operating Nurse

Born: MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Betty Toy

Chinese Immigrant and School Volunteer

Born: Canton, China
Heritage: Chinese

Ralph Van Beusekom

B-26 Air Force Pilot & Land O’Lakes Employee

Born: Delano, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Mani Vannavong

Laotian Refugee and Metro Transit Employee

Born: Laos
Heritage: Laotian

Marie Wittenberg

Lifelong Eden Prairie Resident and Pioneer Days Historian

Born: Eden Prairie, MN, United States
Heritage: Irish/German

Save Our History!

Give to the Max Day 2015: Give to the Max Day 2015


My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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News & Events

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.

Popular "Prairie Home Companion" Guitarist and Songwriter Pat Donohue and Gospel Singer Tonia Hughes Join Larry Long and Robert Robinson at The Dakota For Two Shows November 20

In celebration of Give to the Max Day 2015, Larry Long will be performing songs written in honor of elders with community members. Larry’s performance will capture the many cultures of Minnesota. All proceeds from his performance will go to Community Celebration of Place.

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