Keri Huber is the archivist specialist for the MN State Fair. She’ll give a presentation on State Fair History, filled with stories, photos, and tidbits, next Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the Grand Marais Public Library. She joins us now by phone to give us a preview and talk about what must be a fun job, working to preserve the history of the Fair.
Keri has worked at the Minnesota State Fair as an archivist for the past six years. With over 22,000 photos in the State Fair’s collection, her background in visual arts has proven useful in finding images that tell a story and bring history to life. She collaborates with the Minnesota Historical Society (History Walking Tour and the State Fair’s History & Heritage Center) and has worked with TPT (State Fair Stories; Lost Twin Cities; Almanac; Gracious Spaces; Clarence H. Johnston, Minnesota Architect) and national programs such as Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. She too has been interviewed by local newspapers, television and radio stations about the State Fair, and enjoys sharing fair stories learned through research and by the connections she has made.