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Lilian Abdul

Accountant and Mother of Six

Born: Nigeria
Heritage: Nigerian

Eleanora "Ana" Cananda

Survivor of the Civil War in El Salvador

Born: El Salvador
Heritage: Salvadorian

Sheri Davis

Teacher & School Board Member

Born: New York City, NY, United States
Heritage: African American

Edwina Garcia

A young Latina who overcame prejudice and abuse to become the first woman of color to be elected to the Minnesota Legislature as a representative of Richfield.

Born: Clovis, NM, United States
Heritage: Latina

Miriam Lay

Chinese-Cuban American and Teacher

Born: Havana City, Cuba
Heritage: Cuban-Chinese American

Minnie Harrison Steele

University of Minnesota Alumnus and Expense Analyst

Born: Monroe, LA, United States
Heritage: African American

Fran Toler

First generation Polish Immigrant and Minneapolis Native

Born: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Heritage: Polish

News & Events

Cashton, WI - 8th Grade Leadership will host a Cashton Community Celebration in honor of Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz’s 104th Birthday at the Cashton Community Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  

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.

Save Our History!

During 2017-2018, 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

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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