Granite Falls Heritage Partnership

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The Granite Falls Heritage Partnership will bring the story of Andrew J. Volstead’s legislative legacy to the public through exhibits and  programming, showcasing the anniversaries of Volstead’s National Prohibition Enforcement Act of 1919 and the Capper-Volstead Agricultural Cooperatives Act of 1922.

The three original partners are the Granite Falls Historical Society, City of Granite Falls and the Granite Area Arts Council.  Any organization or business who is interested in joining these celebrations and exhibits are welcome to join our partnership.

We want your input , please take this survey and share your thoughts on how we should celebrate these anniversaries.  Partnership  meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM,Andrew Volstead Home, 163 9th Ave., Granite Falls.  email us at gfheritage@gmail.com.   Any interested person is welcome to attend.  Click this link for a full list of the board of directors.

The partnership board has chosen Bluestem Heritage Group to plan exhibits and events to celebrate these important legislative anniversaries and showcase the Volstead family’s contributions to society.  the entire family had progressive ideas that changed the entire country in the early part of the 20th century.

Through a partnership grant from the Minnesota Historical Society , this committee is working to plan events, exhibits and marketing for the 100 anniversaries of Volstead’s important legislation . Another goal is to sustain the Volstead House Museum with regular opening hours and programming.  This program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

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