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Matheos Balafas

Restaurant Owner & WWII Survivor

Born: Greece
Heritage: Greek

Margot DeWilde

Jewish Holocaust Survivor

Born: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heritage: Jewish

Leonid Sonkin

Ukranian Jewish Immigrant, Siberian Labor Camp Survivor and Red Army Veteran

Heritage: Ukrainian

Helen Tsuchiya

Japanese-American internment Camp Survivor

Born: CA, United States
Heritage: Japanese-American

Malcolm Watson

World War II Veteran and Civil Engineer

Born: Columbia Heights, MN, United States
Heritage: Norwegian

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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