Ecological History Lecture Series
 

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The Ecological History Lecture Series was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. We thank the generosity of the people of Minnesota.

The Winona County Historical Society (WCHS) and Winona State University (WSU) collaborated on applying for a Heritage Partnership grant to support educational projects that explore the unique ecological history of the Driftless area of Minnesota. Included in this grant project is a lecture series that will host ecological experts. The lecture series was to occur in the spring of 2020 but was postponed and converted to a webinar series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series is open and free to the public. Registration is not required; the 500 virtual seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In addition to hosting a lecture series, the grant includes digitizing and preserving items that highlight the Driftless area as well as collaborating on shared resources, such as the GIS story map, Exploring the Ecological History of Winona, Minnesota. WSU and WCHS partnered with St. Mary’s University Geospatial Services to reconstruct a map of the vegetative communities in the city of Winona based on an 1855 land survey and other available data.

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The following program was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. We thank the generosity of the people of Minnesota. All lectures are open and free to the public.