Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Mrs. Ambassador

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: South St. Paul Public Library
Fees: FREE

Join the Dakota County Historical Society for our monthly book club, "Books From Our Shelves." Each book selected relates to an aspect of Minnesota history. 

February's book is "Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson," by Mary Dupont.

Please note, author Mary Dupont will be in attendance during this event to share insights into her research and writing of this book!

Eugenie Anderson was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and diplomat from Red Wing, Minn. She played many roles in a life that virtually spanned the twentieth century. Motivated by concern over the rise of communism, Anderson brought energy and eloquence to the Democratic-Farm-Labor Party, becoming a friend and lifelong adviser to Hubert Humphrey. She achieved historic diplomatic status when President Harry Truman appointed her the first woman ambassador for the United States with a post to Denmark in 1949. Explore Eugenie Anderson's life through this excellent book, written by her granddaughter, Mary Dupont.

For a full summary, please visit the Minnesota Historical Society Press by clicking here.

Books From Our Shelves is a monthly book club that meets on the second Thursday of each month listed below. Each session runs from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Upcoming Dates & Books

  • March 12, 2020: "This Water Goes North," by Dennis Weidemann
  • April 9, 2020: "Stassen Again," by Steve Werle
  • May 14, 2020: "In the Garden of Beasts," by Erik Larson
  • June 11, 2020: "Across America on an Emigrant Train," by Jim Murphy

Registration for the event is not required, but allows us to track attendance and provide updates on the event with attendees. Please check back later for updates. Books selected are subject to change.


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