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Walking Tour: Immigration and the (Re)Making of Saint Paul's East Side

Classes for Adults / Trips & Travelogues -
Summer 2021 - Adult

Examine the role of immigration in the making and remaking of St. Paul's East Side over the last 150 years. Explore Swede Hollow and its role as the first site of settlement in the 1850s,  Then onto Payne Avenue, a center of immigrant life from Swedish, Italian, and German immigrants of the 19th century, to the Hmong, Mexican, and Salvadoran immigrants of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.   

Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing)

Tour will leave promptly from the Eastside Freedom Library at 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

In accordance with the state mask guidelines (, masks are not required for outdoor programs where participants can maintain physical distancing. We ask that you (and/or your child) continue to bring a mask and wear it in all outdoor instances where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you are feeling ill on the day of class, please do not attend.

Peter Rachleff

Peter Rachleff taught American Labor, Immigration and African American History at Macalester College for over 30 years. He has retired from college instruction and is now leading a new project, the East Side Freedom Library, which is transforming the historic Carnegie library formerly know as Arlington Hills Library into a labor and immigration history center.

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  Peter Rachleff

Immigration and the (Re)Making of Saint Paul's East Side Walking Tour Meeting Location
Wednesday, Aug 18
6:00 - 7:30 PM


Min Age   16 yr.