Special Events

A Free Community Event

"Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days”

Friday, September 16, 1:00-2:30pm

North Mankato Fire Station, 1825 Howard Drive West

Five prohibition gangsters posing with guns and cars for the lively presentation on Minnesota’s Prohibition eraMankato history teacher and historical reanactor Arn Kind will be doing a costumed presentation for us on Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, supporters believed it would create a better, stronger nation. Instead, it began an era of lawlessness. Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in this lively presentation on Minnesota’s Prohibition era. Arn Kind has been an educator for 45 years, both in the classroom, teaching grades 4 through 12 and through his presentations to young people and adults of all ages. Arn's unique performances are popular in a multitude of venues: from library and classroom seminars at elementary, middle and high schools to immersive lectures at the university level, as well as summer camps, historical reenactments and festivals. His goal is to get people excited about their past by making history come alive. This is one presentation you will not want to miss!

Nobel Conference 58

Mental health (in)equity and young people Nobel Conference

Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 – 29, 2022

Online conference details

Reserved Seating, Discounted tickets for Lifelong Learners members are available for sale!

You must be a current member; guests are not eligible for these tickets.

As in prior years, we will have reserved group seating. Ticket holders must sit in our designated area. Ticket prices are $60 for the two-day conference. Single session tickets (there are 4 sessions) are $20 per session. Buffet lunch tickets may be purchased for $12.50 per day.

To order by mail, please see the attached registration form. Registration deadline is Friday, August 19.

Nobel Registration 2022

Purchase your Lifelong Learners discounted tickets online:

Register for Special Events

For information on special events or to be added to our mailing list, contact our office at 507-389-2011 or lifelonglearners@mnsu.edu.

Note: Guests accompanied by members are welcome at Special Events and do not need to pay the $35 annual membership fee (space permitting), with the exception of the The Nobel Conference which is only open to members. Non-member guest fee may apply.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling 507-389-2011 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact LIfelong Learners at 507-389-2011 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least 30 days prior to the event.


Weather Cancellation Policy

If Mankato schools are closed, Lifelong Learners activities are cancelled.