Upcoming Events

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We are going to read the book The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and the American Political Tradition (2017) by Linda Gordon. This book is available in paperback for around $17 and as an ebook for $11. Since this is a relatively short book, we've decided to cover the whole book in one session.

This book was selected as one of the top 20 history books of 2018 by the Amazon book review editor. If they had selected the top History Study Groups, I'm sure we would have come out on top.


Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We will conclude our reading of A New Stoicism by Lawrence Becker. This includes chapter 7, “Happiness,” and a couple of appendices. We are especially interested in having people come who consider themselves happy. Then the author can demonstrate that since they aren't stoically happy, they aren't as happy as they think they are, or as they could be, or that it isn't the right kind of happiness. If everyone leaves unhappy at the end of the evening, we'll have succeeded.



MISF Annual Picnic!

Curt Hillstrom
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Cherokee Park, 700 Cherokee Heights Blvd, St Paul, MN

Come join us at the small picnic shelter in Cherokee Park in St. Paul's West Side neighborhood for our annual picnic. We will start gathering at 11:30 with serving beginning at 12:00. MISF will provide the plasticware, plates, drinks, grills, and electricity. You provide a dish to share and, optionally, any games you might like. Bring a friend and some good topics of conversation.

The Woodcut Art of Wolfgang Klein

Evelyn Klein
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The program will introduce the topic with a brief description of the history of creating woodcuts. It will then focus on Wolfgang Klein’s art of creating woodcuts from their inception to their completion, including materials and tools needed in the process. The presenter will have actual art samples on view and take her audience on a journey of the artist’s life and creativity by means of a slide show of works by this Wisconsin artist.