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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Civil War Commemoration Task Force

Active dates:2011-
Function: To promote and share the rich history of the American Civil War and Minnesota's connection to it. The task force will conduct public educational programs and encourage Minnesota organizations to participate in and develop programs that help expand appreciation for the Civil War.
History: Representative Dean Urdahl helped spearhead the creation of the task force, and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie read the newly issued Executive Order at the Civil War Flag Day at the Capitol.
Membership: The task force consists of a constitutional officer appointed by the Governor to serve as co-chair, two members of the Senate, two members of the House of Representatives, a member chosen by the director of the Minnesota Historical Society, and up to nine citizen members, appointed by the Governor, who shall have experience or an interest in planning and conducting public educational programs, and who may include descendants of Minnesotans who participated in the Civil War. One member shall be selected to serve as co-chair.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2011-2015.
Record last updated: 05/06/2011

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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