The River Talks will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 with “History of the Upper Estuary and Fond du Lac Neighborhood: River History and Winter Stories,” an in-person presentation at the Lake Superior Estuarium Confluence Room (3 Marina Drive, Barker’s Island in Superior) given by Christine Carlson, historian and for 13 years, author of a popular column in the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa newspaper “Nagaajiwanaang Dibaajimowinan,” and Mark McConnell, an Elder with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and collaborator with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve education program. Carlson will share historic insights about the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth and McConnell will share traditional winter stories.
This talk is an evening program held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. Summit registration is not required to attend, and the public is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Weather dependent, the stories may be told outside the Estuarium around a fire.
Other River Talks will be held April 12 and May 10, 2023. For more information, visit the River Talks page: go.wisc.edu/4uz720.
The River Talks are sponsored by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.