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October 2018

Fall Fundraiser

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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The Beltrami County Historical Society premieres Patrick Scully’s Leaves of Grass – Illuminated in Bemidji.  This solo performance by Patrick Scully summons the spirit of America’s great poet, Walt Whitman, revealing Whitman’s many sides: from the furtive—changing genders to “straighten things up”, to the fierce—defying the censors and getting banned in Boston. We celebrate, approaching Whitman’s 200th birthday (May 31, 2019) that Whitman is also an important artist for our era; a poet who loved America, and used his writing to strategically transform what he believed needed to be changed.   Leaves of Grass – Illuminated reflects Whitman’s utopian dreams, and his 19th…

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