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WCHS Fall Membership Dinner Meeting
September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
The Washington County Historical Society is excited to announce its Fall Membership Dinner Meeting featuring a program by David Geister & Pat Bauer– Gettysburg painting, songs & poems. We are looking forward to seeing you there and celebrating history!
Stillwater Event Center
1910 South Greeley Street (located next to the Washington County Heritage Center)
Stillwater, MN 55082
5:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm Dinner catered by Scheel’s Catering
7:30pm Brief meeting shortly followed by a program presented by David Geister and Pat Bauer
Cost is $25 for WCHS members and $30 for nonmembers.
RSVP is required. Please send an email to: email@example.com or call 651-439-5956 to RSVP.
David Geister and his wife Pat Bauer will do a presentation built around their 2019 Artist in Residence 5-week stay on the Gettysburg Battlefield. They will use slides and some live music performance on Pat’s part to share the paintings, songs and poetry created while there.
On July 2, 1863, the 1st Minnesota Regiment, including Company B from Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley, found themselves at Cemetery Ridge, and with orders to charge an oncoming group of confederates to hold them off until Union reinforcements could arrive. The Minnesotan’s were outnumbered, out gunned, but with the suicide charge helped to block the charge of the Southern forces and saved the battle of Gettysburg for the North.
Geister is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist specializing in historical art, picture book illustrations and landscape paintings. Much of his childhood revolved around drawing, reading, playing with toy soldiers or dressing up in historic costume. It seems that some things don’t change, and it turns out, it’s all about storytelling.
He received an education in Visual Merchandising from the Dakota County Technical College and spent 4 years as a United States Marine, where he was a graphic specialist and illustrator.
A decade working as a costumed interpreter at Historic Fort Snelling allowed Geister to share his passion for history and led to a continuing artistic relationship with the Minnesota Historical Society. It is also where he met my wife, author and teacher, Patricia Bauer.