Friends Membership

New Member Directory

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of making a new membership directory. Our membership directory will list email and home address, as well as phone numbers, for each of our members. This is a frequently used tool to help facilitate volunteering in our wonderful organization.  If you would not like your information shared please contact the Friends Office at, or 612-870-3045. If you do not contact us, we will include you automatically in the directory.
We look forward to having the directory available to you this year.

A Membership Apology

This message is for Friends members who have recently had confusion surrounding their membership renewal and were asked to renew their membership when they called on the 15th and 16th of August and September to obtain lecture tickets.
Mia has been undergoing changes to their membership system, and the membership committee wants to assure you we are doing our best to see this does not reoccur. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Friends are going to Cuba

Join the Friends oCuba 4f the Institute on a unique travel opportunity. We will be exploring the wonderful cultural heritage of Cuba, on a custom planned trip from March 3-7th, 2016. Experience Cuba’s enigmatic capital city, whose nearly 500 year old Old Havana is home to the largest collections of Spanish-Colonial architecture in the Americas. And that’s just the beginning. The trip also includes visits to a museum, a cigar factory, Hemingway’s Farm, and discussions with Artist Jose Fuster, a Cuban baseball player, members of an Old Style Classic Car Club and much much more.
Register by October 31st for a booking discount! Registration and itinerary packets are available in the Friends Office or by clicking HERE.  Stop by the Friends Office  to pick one up, or email Kris Bjorklund for more details. Registration deadline is December 15, 2015. Space is limited.

Friends Membership News

As fall approaches, we want to welcome new members, as well as thank those who renewed their membership over the summer months.
Although it is still several months away, we hope you will save the date for our free “Friends 101 Class” scheduled for Thursday, November 5, at 10 a.m.
More information on this popular event will be in the October newsletter.
Look for our new, digital version in your mailbox October 1.