Event LInk: https://www.hcscconline.org/
Event Phone Number: (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will host local writer and cartoonist Steve Stark for a history of American political cartoons at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday, April 27, at 2.00p.m. Stark’s lecture will explore the role of political cartoons in American literacy, community and democracy, surveying their long history in the United States, from Benjamin Franklin’s 1753 “Join or Die” design and the 19th-century creations of Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty to their peak influence during the golden age of print journalism at the beginning of the 20th century.
The event is offered in conjunction with HCSCC’s new exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center, Lines with Power & Purpose: Editorial Cartoons. The exhibition features fifty-one original editorial cartoons from the nation’s great metropolitan newspapers during the early 20th century, and includes six Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. During its run, HCSCC will also feature the work of local Forum cartoonist Trygve Olson in a supplemental exhibition entitled Trygve Olson: Cartooning 35 Odd Years.