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Book launch celebration for THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA by Brian McMahon

When Dec 01, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Minnesota Transportation Museum, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E, St. Paul, MN 55130
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McMahon_Ford coverPlease join us for the book launch celebration for The Ford Century in Minnesota by Brian McMahon on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul. Brian McMahon will give a slide presentation about the Ford Motor Company's history in Minnesota over the past 100 years, from the early years making Model T's  in Minneapolis to the final hours making Ranger trucks at Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. He will discuss the company's transformation–through the Depression, World War II, women joining the workforce, outsourcing, the closing of the plant, and more. An exhibit featuring Henry Ford's important influence on the development of the railroad industry will also be on display. Please RSVP here: http://z.umn.edu/mcmahon.


Doors open at 6:00 Pm; presentation at 7:00 PM. Book signing to follow presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase through the Minnesota Transportation Museum gift shop.


"The Ford Century in Minnesota tells the story of how Henry Ford's pioneering company arrived in the state and built its giant plant in St. Paul in the 1920s, how its workers became involved in the international organized labor movement, and how a variety of forces led to the plant's closure. Combining political, economic, social, and architectural history, this richly detailed, handsomely illustrated book will appeal to a wide range of readers." —Larry Millett, author of Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury

 

McMahon_Ford legacy logoThis publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.