The Beltrami County Historical Society and the Bemidji Public Library present a history lecture series on Preservation in Minnesota. The first talk, “Six Miles from St. Paul: Knowing Sarah Jane Sibley Through Place” will be held on Monday, March 6th at 6 PM at the Bemidji Public Library. The presenter will be David M. Grabitske, DBA and Manager of the Minnesota Historical Society. Mr. Grabitske will talk about Sarah Jane Sibley, Minnesota’s first First Lady who made history by preserving history. She led the efforts to raise money to preserve George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, while essentially setting the stage for her home to become known as Minnesota’s Mount Vernon. Learn about the meaning of place from the only biography of any of Minnesota’s governor’s wives. There is no cost to attend these lectures. This lecture series is financed with Legacy funds.