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MN State Capitol Grand Opening

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017

the Minnesota Department of Adminstration is hosting a fun 3-day celebration of the Grand Reopening of the Minnesota State Capitol. Events include Yoga on the Capitol Lawn, music and dancing, panel events on various topics, Kid Zone (featuring the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children's Museum, Minnesota Historical Society, and Storytime with Minnesota Librarians), and Capitol Tours. It is the event of the year!
All events are free of charge. Metro Transit will provide free rides to the Capitol on Saturday and Sunday.

Deaf Yoga:
Deaf Yoga will be offered on the Capitol Lawn!
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 8-9 AM.
This is family friendly, relaxed, and fun. Children are welcome!
There will be two yoga groups offered this Saturday. One group will be conducted in ASL, taught by MNCDHH's Director of Community Engagement & Project Management, Jessalyn Akerman-Frank. The other will be taught in English by another yoga instructor.
Note: Yoga on the Capitol Lawn will also be taught on the morning of Friday, August 11 and Sunday, August 13. An ASL interpreter will be provided during those sessions.

Full list of events with ASL interpreters & CART (Captioning)

The Minnesota State Capitol 2017 Grand Opening is going to be as accessible as possible, thanks to the Minnesota Department of Administration. Below is a list of which events will have sign language interpreters and CART (captioning) will be provided. The number of asterisks (*) next to the event explains what kind of accommodation is being provided.
* ASL interpreters & CART provided
** ASL interpreters provided
Friday, August 11, 2017
• 7:30 AM: Yoga (North Capitol Lawn)**
• 8:30 AM: Capitol Blessings & Ribbon Cutting (Capitol South Steps)*
• 11:00 AM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 11:00 AM: Deborah Elias & Core Flamenco Street Choir presented by COMPAS (Stage)**
• 11:00 AM: Kids Zone (Begins on Capitol Lawn and indoors, rooms G-19 & G-23)**
• 2:00 PM: Hotdish Panel: The Life & Works of Cass Gilbert (Cass Gilbert Room)*
• 3:00 PM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 3:00 PM: Afoutayi Performance (Stage)**
• 3:00 PM: Kids Zone DJ party (Capitol Lawn)**
• 7:00 PM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
Saturday, August 12, 2017
• 8:00 AM: Two separate yoga groups. One group is led in ASL, the other group is led in English. (North Capitol Lawn)
• 9:00 AM: Ticket to Brasil Performance presented by COMPAS (Stage)**
• 9:30 AM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 11:00 AM: Kids Zone (Begins on Capitol Lawn and indoors, rooms G-19 & G-23)**
• 11:00 AM: Hotdish Panel: Minnesota's Contribution to Music (L'Etoile du Nord Vault)*
• 11:00 AM: Hotdish Panel: VP Walter Mondale and Governor Quie (Room G-15)*
• 2:00 PM: Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre (Stage)**
• 2:00 PM: Hotdish Panel: Women's Leadership Panel (Room G-15)*
• 2:30 PM: Hotdish Panel: History of Beer in Minnesota (L'Etoile du Nord Vault)*
• 3:30 PM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 7:00 PM: The Current Presents: Lizzo and Polica! (Stage)*
• 4:30 PM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
Sunday, August 13, 2017
• 9:00 AM: Yoga (North Capitol Lawn)**
• 9:00 AM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 10:00 AM: Hotdish Panel: The Minnesota Native American Experience (Room G-15)*
• 11:00 AM: Kids Zone (Begins on Capitol Lawn and indoors, rooms G-19 & G-23)**
• 11:00 AM: Hotdish Panel: Student Panel on Legislative Engagement (Room G-15)*
• 11:30 AM: Hotdish Panel: Remembering the Past and Reimagining the Future: Living with a Disability (Room G-3)*
• 1:00 PM: Bring the Sing on the Capitol Green, presented by Classical MRP and VocalEssence (Stage)*
• 2:00 PM: Hotdish Panel: Minnesota Folklore (Room G-15)*
• 2:30 PM: Capitol Workers' Memorial Plaque Dedication (L'Etoile du Nord Vault)*
• 3:00 PM: Capitol Workers' Appreciation Ice Cream Social and Celebration (South Lawn)**
• 5:00 PM: Capitol Tour (MNHS Info Desk)**
• 4:00 PM: Hotdish Panel: Our Changing Demographics (Cass Gilbert Room)*
The full schedule of events is available on the Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration.
If you are attending and would like to request additional accommodations to additional events, please email or call 651-201-2557 and formally submit a request by Friday, August 4, 2017.
There will be a limited number of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) available to borrow for the tours. We suggest that you inquire in advance with Jake Seamans if you would like to borrow one.


August 11, 2017
August 13, 2017
Event Category:


ASL, ASL Interpreted, Captions/Cart, Request other accommodations