Beta Theta Sorority
Samuelson Shoe Store
MSU history students to give 'Digital Minot' presentations
Emily Anderson, Leiya Crawford and Elizabeth Krebsbach, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning interns, will present their research for "Digital Minot: An On-Line Museum of Local History" Aug 18 at the Taube Museum at 11 a.m. All three are history majors, and their presentations will be part of Downtown Minot's Fall Festival.
Anderson researched Minot State's Beta Theta Sorority, and Krebsbach's topic was Minot Park District's Roosevelt Park Zoo. Meanwhile, Crawford learned about the Samuelson Shoe Store, which was on Main Street in Downtown Minot for 95 years. They created electronic exhibits about their chosen topics of local history, which enhanced their abilities in research, communication, problem solving, writing and editing. The presentations are in fulfillment of their service-learning projects.
"As the deadline approaches, I realize how much work we accomplished over the summer for the Digital Minot Project. I'm looking forward to sharing what I have pieced together about the Beta Thetas from the early '40s to the late-1960s." Anderson said.
"Working on the Digital Minot Project gave me invaluable experience in the field of public history and helped me to practice and improve my research skills. I really enjoyed this project and may even continue my research next spring," Krebsbach said. "Now, as I am nearing completion of my exhibit, I am so proud and excited to share what I learned with the Minot community and the rest of the digital world!"
For questions, contact Amy Lisner, Great Plains Center for Community Research and Service project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.