Summer Walks Across Seward

Summer 2017
Sponsored by the Seward Neighborhood Group’s
History Committee & Environment Committee

The Seward History Committee has lined up a fourth season of summer evening walks. Meeting places will vary but the meeting time will always be 7pm.  For more details and updated information, check the Seward Walks thread at Minneapolis Seward Neighbors Forum!


July 5 Secrets of Seward Learn little-known facts and history of the
neighborhood . Walkers will be invited to bring their own mementos or memories
to share with the group . But we will have few gems about Old Seward already
lined up for you. Meet at the intersection of 29th Avenue and 26th Street at 7

July 13 Tour of East African Businesses– Ever wondered how to make chai? And is it
any different from Somali tea? Join SNG and the Franklin businesses as we tour
East African Businesses. Meet the owners and learn about the specialties of
each establishment. Taste Somali tea and try other samples. Note that this is a
Thursday walk and that we’ll meet at 6 p.m. at 28th and Franklin Avenues
July 19 Seward’s Sounds of Silence – visit the quietest room in the world.
Steve Orfield will lead us in a discussion of sound and silence at Orfield
Laboratory at 27th avenue and E. 25th Street. We will meet there at 7p.m. to
learn about a room many international guests visit each year right here in

July 26 Early Churches of the Seward Neighborhood – We’ll visit the sites of
some contemporary congregations and check out the sites of houses of worship
before the Fairgrounds covered a wide swath of the neighborhood. And take a
look at how congregations sprng up after the fairgrounds left for St. Paul.
Meet at the southeast corner of Matthews Park at 7 p.m.

August 24—Seward’s Urban Forest-Local arborist and urban forestry instructor Peter-Jon Rudquist will lead us on a walk through the urban woods of Seward. Meet at Matthews.

August 31—The Bridges of Seward– Meet at southwest end of Franklin Bridge at the boulder. Paul Backer, project engineer for the restoration of the historic span on Franklin, will talk about the neighborhood’s bridges. If summer construction goes well, we might even get to step out onto the new bridge deck.