Sarah McKenzie

Historyapolis Project digs deep into city’s past

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Journal: What prompted you to start The Historyapolis Project?

Delegard: I realized how little I knew about the history of Minneapolis. I am both a native Minneapolitan and a professional historian. But I was stymied when people turned to me for help in understanding the historical development of the city. Friends would say: “You’re an historian. Can you explain x and y to me?” Or “can you recommend a good overview of the city’s history?” And I couldn’t.

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