About 85 years ago, probably when your great-grandparents were growing up, Minnesota was hit hard by something we now call the Great Depression. Many people could not find jobs to support their families. To create jobs, then-President Franklin Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was created to provide people with jobs and paychecks and train leaders and workers to work together efficiently.
So how do marionettes play a part in the history of the Great Depression in Minnesota? Well, a woman named Deborah Meader thought puppetry was a great way for people to work together who had different skills to create something meaningful. She brought her puppets all over to hospitals, libraries, schools, churches and prisons to brighten the lives of those she interacted with. Learn more about the history of the Great Depression while making your very own personalized marionette at the Cultural Center on Monday, July 24 1-3 pm OR 6-8 pm.
Intended ages are 7-12
Cost is $5/ per participant
Call to register at 218-385-3339