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First Fridays Online – May

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

First Fridays Online

First Fridays OnlineWe’re still here! Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The event is free. Please make a reservation to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.


The Flying Jewish Chaplain

Presented by Kate Dietrick, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

Rabbi Harold H. Gordon

After serving as military chaplain for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, Rabbi Harold H. Gordon became a Circuit Chaplain for the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command. Learn more about Rabbi Gordon, nicknamed the “Flying Jewish Chaplain,” as he logged over 200,000 miles of flying (at a time when flying was still novel and not without peril) to bring spiritual guidance to members of the Armed Forces.

Curt Carlson: The Ultra Entrepreneur

Curtis L. (Curt) Carlson
Curtis L. (Curt) Carlson

Presented by Amanda Wick, Processing Archivist, Carlson Companies Corporate Records and Family papers

Curtis L. (Curt) Carlson and his ultra successful businesses are a homegrown Minnesota success story. This talk will delve into the personal and professional life of Mr. Carlson and the incredible social networks that he built and participated in as he rose in prominence.

Event details

What: First Fridays Online – May
When: Friday, May 7, noon to 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Where: Online event. Please make a reservation to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.


May 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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