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Winter Carnival Warm-up With the Library
Saturday, Jan 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Join the Saint Paul Public Library for a special Saint Paul Winter Carnival Warm-up!
Historic Slide Show
Otto Bremer Room, 1st Floor
Warm up at George Latimer Central Library and enjoy a historical Winter Carnival slide show produced by Saint Paul Public Library. Hot cocoa served while supplies last! This is an official event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Image description: Image features blue tinted sketch of the first Ice Palace in Saint Paul designed by Montreal architect A.C. Hutchinson in 1886. Over 25,000 blocks of ice from The Mississippi River and Lake Como were used.
Winter Carnival Art Exhibit
Otto Bremer Room & Welcome Center, 1st Floor
Winter Carnival family heirlooms and work by artist Kristina Johnson will be on display in the Otto Bremer Room and Welcome Center. This is an official event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Celebrated for over 130 years, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival is one of our nation’s oldest and greatest seasonal traditions. For the artist Kristina Johnson, the Carnival is a way to connect to her family and their strongly rooted ties to Minnesota’s history. Johnson is the great, great, great granddaughter of Jacob Schmidt, founder of the Schmidt Brewery; and the great granddaughter of Edward G. Bremer, a St. Paul banker who was kidnapped by the infamous Barker-Karpis gang in 1934. This exhibition is a unique display of Johnson’s drawings interwoven with heirloom treasures from her family’s personal archive, highlighting the multiple generations of relatives who all grew up enjoying the Winter Carnival.
Image description: Layered papers feature a family photo dated January 1962. Emily “Betty” Johnson (née Bremer), Kristina Johnson’s grandmother, sits at a piano singing to five of her six children. Below the photograph is a hand drawn signature that reads “Yours, Ed” which Johnson reproduced from the letters that Edward Bremer wrote to his family during his kidnapping in 1934.