Wendy Grethen was on the show today, talking about the changes to West End/Lincoln Park. One of the things she was surprised by was how many churches there were, way back when. One for every nationality, and belief. Wendy reveals a lost and sometimes forgotten West End as she shows her film,  Early Days of the West End/Lincoln Park of Duluth. As part of the lunch with the history people.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012, from noon to 1 PM

What: Freelance videographer, filmmaker and writer Wendy Grethen will show her film Early Days of the West End/Lincoln Park of Duluth.   This narrated documentary focuses on the history of the area’s churches, schools, businesses, recreation, services and changes from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s.  Included in this historic compilation are several interviews, photos and videos (both old and new), along with background music by Arna Rennan and Alex Sandor.

The video captures the diversity of the inhabitants that settled in this area immediately west of the Point of Rocks.  Wendy stated that it was “a pleasure to learn more about that neighborhood and its rich and active history.”  The documentary was funded with a Legacy Grant awarded by the Minnesota Historical Society and with the assistance of Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth, Minnesota.

Where: The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room, on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.  Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations).  Admittance to this event is free to the public.  ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact:
Julie Bolos