Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Many families visit Lakewood on Mother's Day to remember and celebrate the amazing women who have influenced our lives, including our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends, now laid to rest at Lakewoo...

Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Many families visit Lakewood on Mother's Day to remember and celebrate the amazing women who have influenced our lives, including our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends, now laid to rest at Lakewood...

Books about the earliest days of Minneapolis often refer to the “founding fathers” of Minneapolis, but seldom mention the important contributions of women. So this #WomensHistoryMonth, we asked: What were women doing when Minneapolis was a new, developing city?

While ma...

In the 1890s, Charles Loring and Florence Barton may have seemed an unusual match. He was, after all, an “elderly” widower of 62 when they married on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. Charles’ first wife, Emily, had died of cancer in April the year before. At 44, Florence was...

Juneteenth is the oldest known holiday to honor the end of slavery in the U.S. Sometimes referred to as America’s “Second Independence Day,” Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to share the news of the Emancipation Pr...

In June of 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the 19th amendment. This amendment, which went into effect the following year, officially empowered women of European descent with the right to vote.  (Voting rights were not practically extended to the majority of African Amer...

In February we honor both President’s Day and Black History Month. No U.S. presidents are buried at Lakewood. But Lakewood does serve as the final resting place of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, as well as many African American leaders who helped shape Humphrey’s stan...

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