The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection will host an open house social to celebrate the new Prairie Public documentary, Women Behind the Plow; unveil the GRHC’s new book, Emilie: The Girl from Bessarabia; and kick off the 49th Annual Germans from Russia Heritage Society International Convention. The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the North Dakota State University Main Library, 1201 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo.
The NDSU Main Library will feature a number of exhibits, including: Women Behind the Plow; Women in Agriculture; German-Russian Textiles & Clothing; The Story of the Germans from Russia; Preserving Architecture: Sustaining German-Russian Heritage; Homesteads of North Dakota; and Iron Spirits: North Dakota Blacksmith-made Grave Crosses. Exhibits are sponsored by the Tri-County Tourism Alliance, NDSU Libraries, Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. There will also be an opportunity to purchase a copy of the new GRHC published book, Emilie: The Girl from Bessarabia, and have it autographed by the translator, James Gessele.
Kuchen, a treasured German dessert, and other refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the T Lot.
At 7 p.m., the world premiere of Prairie Public’s Women Behind the Plow documentary will play at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo. The event is free and open to the public.
Michael Miller, director of NDSU Libraries Germans from Russia Heritage Collection commented, “The Open House celebrates Prairie Public’s new documentary, Women Behind the Plow, which highlights women of German-Russian heritage sharing their historic stories, love of family, and hard work on farms in south central North Dakota.”
For more information, contact Jeremy Kopp at 701-231-6596 or email@example.com.