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BONUS Lunchbox History “FAQs about Minnesota’s New State Flag & Seal”

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Lunchbox History presents “FAQs about Minnesota’s New State Flag & Seal” with Dr. Anita Gaul from Minnesota West Community & Technical College.

Learn about the Minnesota State Flag and how the designs for the NEW state flag & seal were selected. 

In 2023 the Minnesota Legislature authorized the creation of the State Emblems Redesign Commission (SERC) and charged the Commission with the task of redesigning the Minnesota state flag and state seal. Over the course of four months, the Commission—with significant input from the public—produced these new state emblems. Anita Gaul, vice-chair of the Commission, will share an insider’s view of the redesign process and answer the Frequently Asked Questions about the process and the final products.

This FREE event, sponsored by the Mower County Historical Society, will be in the Pioneer Building. Everyone is invited to “Bring your lunch AND bring a friend,” to learn about history in a relaxing environment during the middle of the day.

Anita Talsma Gaul holds a PhD in History from the University of Iowa and currently works as a History Instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington. She is the author The Women of Southwest Minnesota and the Great War, published by the Society for the Study of Local and Regional History (2018), as well as Homely Girls and Pretty Babies: A History of the Murray County Fair, published by the Murray County Agricultural Society (2013). She has also authored a number of articles for MNopedia, the online Minnesota encyclopedia published by the Minnesota Historical Society. Most recently, she served as the Vice-Chair of the State Emblems Redesign Commission.


July 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Mower County Historical Society


Mower County Historical Society – Pioneer Building
1303 6th Ave SW
Austin, MN 55912 United States
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(507) 437-6082
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