Doug Ohman brings MN's rich history to libraries


Doug Ohman is a true-blue Minnesota history enthusiast, and he can’t help but spread the word wherever he goes.
A historian, photographer and storyteller all rolled into one, Doug has published 14 books all about Minnesota.
His full-time job for two decades? Traveling all around the state of Minnesota sharing his historic, interactive presentations.
This spring, he’ll be visiting 14 branches of Great River Regional Library with a lively assortment of topics, including:

  • Heart of the Farm: Barns of Minnesota (Clearwater)
  • Living the Dream: Historic Homes of Minnesota (Big Lake)
  • Minnesota Byways (Elk River)
  • Vanishing Landmarks (Rockford)
  • Cabins of Minnesota (Richmond)

These are just a handful of the 30 unique presentation topics Doug offers. Doug says he particularly loves presenting in libraries, which he describes as “places of curiosity and education.”
“They’re free, and they’re open to everyone,” Doug says.

If you go, here’s a little advice.

  • ASK QUESTIONS! Doug says he loves questions from his audiences.
  • GET READY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! Doug says, as much as he loves questions from the audience, he also enjoys peppering attendees with questions to test their own knowledge of Minnesota.
  • BRING YOUR OWN STORIES. Doug loves to visit with his audiences and hear their own memories of Minnesota.  

Check out where and when Doug will be between MarchApril and May.
This is a Legacy-funded program.



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