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Photos from: Nancy Sand
1st stop - Listen and learn about the MN Capitol restoration in the Supreme Court
Looking up at the rear painted panel in the Supreme Court
Trying to spot the two MN gophers in the intricate grill work above
Aha! Found them!
House of Representatives
Impressive stairs and marble pillars
Governor's briefing and reception room
If elected Governor, Event Host Nancy S would need to stand on a box to be seen and heard!
ULLRS TOUR RESTORED MN STATE CAPITOL
Saturday, October 7, twenty-nine ULLRs came to tour the beautifully
restored Minnesota State Capitol. The tour began in the Supreme
Court where our group learned about the restoration that began years
ago and during which Minnesota government had to be conducted in
alternate locations. Artists and crafts people cleaned, repaired,
and restored the exterior and interior of the building that re-opened
Upon entering the building, ULLRs gasped at the
beauty and immediately started taking photos to show family and
friends. They smiled and recollected past visits – some of which
were more than 50 years ago! Our tour time to learn about and
admire the restoration was limited, but we saw the Supreme Court, House
and Senate Chambers, and the Governor’s briefing/reception room.
Our tour guide also told stories about how government actually works
(or doesn’t work). Most ULLRs indicated they might come back to
spend even more time in our State House.
Following the Capitol tour, ULLRs gathered at Fern’s Bar & Grill for more conversation and lunch.