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NDSU Libraries Germans from Russia Heritage Collection to host open house

The NDSU Libraries Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is scheduled to host an open house social to celebrate the new Prairie Public documentary,“Women Behind the Plow;” unveil the collection’s new book, “Emilie: The Girl from Bessarabia;” and kick off the 49th annual Germans from Russia Heritage Society International Convention. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the NDSU Main Library.

The NDSU Main Library plans to feature a number of exhibits, including:“Women Behind the Plow,” “Women in Agriculture,” “German-Russian Textiles and Clothing,” “The Story of the Germans from Russia,” “Preserving Architecture: Sustaining German-Russian Heritage,” “Homesteads of North Dakota” and“Iron Spirits: North Dakota Blacksmith-made Grave Crosses.” Exhibits are sponsored by the Tri-County Tourism Alliance, NDSU Libraries,Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.

Attendees can purchase a copy of “Emilie: The Girl from Bessarabia,”and have it autographed by translator JamesGessele.

Kuchen, a German dessert, and other refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the T Lot.

The world premiere of Prairie Public’s “Women Behind the Plow”documentary is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo. The event is free and open to the public.

“The open house celebrates Prairie Public’s new documentary, ‘Women Behind the Plow,’ which highlights women of German-Russian heritage sharing their historic stories, love of family and hard work on farms in south central North Dakota,” said Michael Miller, NDSU Libraries Germans from Russia Heritage Collection director.

For more information, contact Jeremy Kopp at 701-231-6596

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