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Nasra Aden

Islamic Refugee from the Civil War in Somalia

Born: Mogadishu, Somalia
Heritage: African

Said Salah Ahmed

Award-Winning Author, Playwright and Teacher

Born: Somalia
Heritage: Somali

Matheos Balafas

Restaurant Owner & WWII Survivor

Born: Greece
Heritage: Greek

Eleanora "Ana" Cananda

Survivor of the Civil War in El Salvador

Born: El Salvador
Heritage: Salvadorian

Rolanda DeShield

Bank Teller and Liberian Civil War Survivor

Born: Monrovia, Liberia
Heritage: Liberian

Lul Gelani

Somali Recording Artist & Care Provider

Born: Shangani, Somalia
Heritage: Somalian

Esther Kamara

Liberian-born Nursing Assistant and College Student

Born: Liberia
Heritage: Liberian

Abdivizak Mohamud

Recent St Louis Park resident from Somalia

Born: Mogadishu, Somalia
Heritage: Somalian

Mani Vannavong

Laotian Refugee and Metro Transit Employee

Born: Laos
Heritage: Laotian

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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