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Preservation Alliance of Minnesota to Host Transit Tour Series

Via an August 21 e-newsletter from Preservation Alliance of Minnesota:

Throughout 2017, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is hosting three tours along transit lines in the Twin Cities. The tours are cultural and social explorations of major train or bus routes - Blue Line, A Line, and Green Line – and their immediate surroundings.

Led by Augsburg professor of art and architecture Kristin Anderson, tours focus on the architecture, history, and development along each corridor. Tour groups will hop on and off the train or bus to explore nearby buildings and neighborhoods.

PAM kicked off the series with a Blue Line tour in April. On September 16, we’re riding the A Line. Beginning and ending at Macalester College, the tour passes several educational institutions, the State Fair Grounds, and crosses two major Twin Cities street: Summit and University Avenues. The third and final installment of the series is along the Green Line on October 14. From one transit hub to another, this tour starts at Target Field Station and ends at the restored Union Depot in St. Paul.

Registration is available online through the Preservation Alliance of MN website, Tickets are sold individually for each tour, not as a package. Sustaining Donors to PAM receive free admission to these tours. Students receive 50% off these tours; simply use the promo code “STUDENT” when registering.

Transit Tour #2: A Line $20
Macalester College – Snelling & Grand Aves.
Saturday, September 16th, 9am-12pm
Transit Tour #3: Green Line $20
Target Field Station
Saturday, October 14th, 9am-12pm

These classes are hosted by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), a statewide nonprofit organization that leads and inspires people to connect to valued places in their communities. Whether it’s an old home or storefront on the corner, a rural community’s old high school, or an urban neighborhood’s long-retired factory, PAM works to preserve and protect the bond felt by community members toward these places, the memories such places represent, and the distinct characteristics they display. 

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society

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