2013 Annual Meeting

The New Brighton Area Historical Society’s (NBAHS) Thirty-Third Annual Meeting was held Thursday, April 25, at 1:00 PM at the New Brighton Family Service Center. The program for the afternoon was the topic of "The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History," given by noted historian Curt Dahlin, who told the story of the conflict of 1862 through pictures. Dahlin has written many books on the Dakota War and has done considerable research on this topic. His talk contained period photos of people and places, with  narratives accompanying photos. He brought copies of many of the books which he has published about the Dakota Uprising.

This look at one of the most tragic episodes of Minnesota history comes 150 years after the event and was commemorated at various events through out the state in 2012. Former NBAHS board member Jan Klein and sister board secretary Joyce Kloncz lost their great-great grandfather and his son in this tragic event. His wife and another son were taken prisoner. Another half-brother and his entire family were also killed in this war. Subsequently, Klein began a group called “Family and Friends of Dakota Victims,” which now has a website, Facebook page, and a published booklet of settler stories. Go to: www.dakotavictims1862.com for more info.

Speaker Curt Dahlin is also a part of this group and shared information about it.

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