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“Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing” with author Ryan Rodgers

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Rescheduled from February 23!

Come celebrate the beginning of snow season with a presentation by Ryan Rodgers on his book Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing!

The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation.

Winter’s Children traces Nordic skiing in the Midwest from its introduction in the late 1800s to its uncertain future in today’s changing climate. Generously illustrated, this is an engaging look at the earliest ski teams and touring clubs; the evolution of cross-country skis, gear, and fashion; and the ambitious effort to maintain a vast trail network across Minnesota’s state park system.

“Ryan Rodgers captures the essence of cross-country skiing in the Midwest, from its earliest days of making wooden skis to the snowmaking loops and large races of today. Learning the rich history of the sport I love so much brings an even greater appreciation to skiing and all the amazing individuals who have collectively changed the sport over the years. The detail and character of the photos woven into Rodgers’s storytelling bring this amazing history to life.” —Jessie Diggins, Olympic gold medalist and author of Brave Enough

Event attendees may attend in-person at the Washington County Heritage Center or virtually on Zoom. No registration is required for attending in person. See below for link to Zoom. 


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Meeting ID: 899 3213 1389
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March 30
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Washington County Heritage Center
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Washington County Heritage Center
1862 South Greeley St
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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