Tuesday Programs: The St. Anthony Falls Connection

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Event Time:
11:00 am

Guest Speaker: Emilie Casebolt

A Godfrey Friends Program 

Did you know that the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers (MTP) have a connection to the Godfrey house? Their group met at the Godfrey House from 1909 until the house was boarded up. Hattie Godfrey, the daughter of Harriet Godfrey, was the vice president of the MTP organization at the beginning of the 20th century. In this presentation, Emilie Casebolt touches on Ard Godfrey and MTP's involvement with saving his historic house.

Emilie is a native of St. Paul and grew up immersed in stories about her family history and their involvement with developing the early Twin Cities. Her parents were (and currently are) both heavily involved with MTP; through them and the organization, Emilie began her deep dive into local history at a very early age.
She graduated from the College of St. Benedict's/St. John's University with a degree in Business/Art History. During college, she worked in the university archives, and her time there only heightened her love for history.

She is currently on the board of directors for MTP. Unbeknownst to most, MTP members played a fundamental role in preserving the Ard Godfrey House, which is now in the careful hands of The Woman's Club of Minneapolis.


The Tuesday Program is a Club tradition to educate, inspire and entertain our Members and guests. Coffee and tea are served at 10:30 am in the Lounge, followed by a Guest Speaker in the Ballroom at 11:00 am and lunch in the Dining Room at 12:00 pm. The cost for lunch is $18.00 plus tax and service charge ($23.28, inclusive of tax and service). Reservations are not necessary.