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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!

Thank you for your many contributions on Give to the Max Day.

We can not do this work without you.


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

Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Palce for an evening of songs, stories and music.

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.

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