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June 29: 1000 Peace Crane Project Event

Event will be held at Blue Earth County Historical Society.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 6-22-2016

Mankato, Minn. – The Community Engagement Office and Memorial Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato will host a 1000 Peace Crane Project, a community-engaged art project, at the Blue Earth County Historical Society on Wednesday, June 29 in conjunction with a traveling photography exhibition.

The photographer, James A. Bowey, will speak from 12-1 p.m. at the Blue Earth County Historical Society (located at 424 Warren Street in Mankato) about his display, “When Home Won’t Let You Stay.” The cost to attend Bowey’s presentation is $5 for adults, free for children under 18 years old and free for Blue Earth County Historical Society members.

The 1000 Peace Crane Project, free and open to the public, will take place immediately before and after Bowey’s presentation, from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. in a room adjacent to the presentation. In addition to small peace cranes, one larger peace crane will be made. (NOTE: Peace cranes of various sizes are shown in the photo above.)

The 1000 Peace Crane Project is being held in conjunction with the 2016 Common Read program. Participants will create a total of 1,000 peace cranes at various locations around the university and Mankato until late September. The peace cranes will be used by a Minnesota State Mankato class to create an art installation in conjunction with a speaker for the Common Read program.

For more information, contact Karen Anderson, assistant director of student activities, by phone at 507-389-6076 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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