The Morrison County Historical Society will be hosting its Annual Dinner on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at The Brickyard Bar & Banquet Hall in Pierz, MN. The location of the dinner is no accident as the program is “All About Pierz.”
Tim Hoheisel, a native of Buckman, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Arts Council, and doctoral candidate in American History at Kansas State University, will be our guest speaker. He will examine the impact of Father Pierz on the settlement of central Minnesota, the immigration of German Catholics to the area, and the state, national and international significance of the central Minnesota German Catholic culture region.
MCHS will also be showcasing its “Save the Pierz Journals” project during the event. Those in attendance will hear about the history of the project and will see the beginning results of having MCHS’s collection of Pierz Journal newspapers digitized. The event will also give people an opportunity to donate toward the project. So far, close to $2,000 has been raised, with the goal being $30,000 toward digitizing years 1909 through 1924.
The cost of the MCHS Annual Dinner is $20 per person. Reservations are required by September 18, 2012, and can be made by calling 320-632-4007.
Here is a link to the event flier, which includes the menu for the evening.