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


Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: Sibley Historic Site
Fees/RSVP: $40 per person ($35 for members)

Join the Dakota County Historical Society at the Sibley Historic Site for a Tea celebrating the book Precious and Adored. Enjoy a three-course tea while learning from Lizzie Ehrenhalt about the life of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple. 

The greatest accomplishment of these two Gilded Age women with connections to powerful men--a US president and a bishop of Minnesota--may be their relationship with each other, documented in the love letters Cleveland wrote to Whipple over two decades. Ehrenhalt will share the story of how the two women met and fell in love before exploring the social and religious contexts that shaped them.

Lizzie Ehrenhalt is an editor and public historian. She has a bachelor's degree in gender studies and Latin from Oberlin College; a master's degree in archives management from the University of Michigan; and a master's certificate in museum studies (also from the University of Michigan). Since 2013 she has edited more than 500 articles for MNopedia, the digital encyclopedia of Minnesota history created by the Minnesota Historical Society. Her book Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918 (co-edited with Tilly Laskey) was published in April 2019 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today. For more information, contact the Sibley Site at 651-452-1596
*Payment must be made at time of registration/reservation* 
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