Family Day

MSCOD and the project partners hosted the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration and Family Day at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on July 26, 2015. The party lasted from noon until 4:00 p.m. and admission was FREE! More about this event can be found below. Did you attend the Family Day at the Minnesota History Center? Please fill out this short survey. [The survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation.]

This is a fragrance free event. Please note that due to weather concerns, everything has been moved inside the History Center.

View the full schedule!

The Family Day includes:

  • Live entertainment
  • Speakers, including: Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank, U.S. Senator David Durenberger, Mary Kay Kennedy, Rick Cardenas, Joan Willshire, and Margot Imdieke-Cross
  • An open mic so YOU can tell YOUR story
  • Interactive arts activities
  • Light refreshments served
  • BBQ lunch is available for purchase
  • Reasonable accommodations provided
  • Limited $5 parking at the History Center. Directions and information about free parking and accessible shuttles.


Scheduled to appear:

  • Sam Jasmine, host of KFAI’s Disabled and Proud, “the radio show that brings you insights into, ideas about and discussions of disability culture.”
  • Mark Erickson, with a performance of Native American Drum and Vocals.
  • Papa Diop: Drummer and vocalist who will be doing an interactive drum circle.
  • Workin’ Dogs: Musical Group
  • Choice, Unlimited: Music and Dance from BOLD-choice Theatre in Duluth. “BOLD-choice is an outreach theatre program that creates original productions and tours them at schools and organizations, spreading a message of acceptance, diversity, and personal pride.”
  • Treading North, a band based out of South Minneapolis. They describe their music as “Jazzy, Bluesy Anthem Rock” as well as “Dream Funk.”
  • The Amazing Jeffo, who “uses magic, mixed with a healthy dose of comedy, to educate his audiences about the abilities, rather than the disabilities, of blind and physically challenged people, and to promote a respect and appreciation of all of our differences.”
  • Stacey O’Connell is holding a “Decorate Your Mobility Device” workshop. Mobility devices are anything from your shoes to your wheelchair.
  • Zot Artz: An interactive art workshop with universally designed art tools for all.
  • Rebecca Kragnes, a New Age solo pianist.
  • Ted Brown: Vocalist
  • Shell Kelley: Roving Artist


A portion of tpt’s upcoming documentary, The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in MN, will be premiered. This celebration will be fun for the whole family. We invite you to join us for this fun filled day! Stay tuned for more information.

Minnesota History Center Accessibility Information

The activities in the Minnesota History Center and on its grounds today are being photographed and video taped by the Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD). By entering, you are giving your consent to be photographed and video taped, and for the use of your name, likeness, voice and image (as applicable) for use by MSCOD and its assigns in any form, format, manner or media, worldwide in perpetuity. Thank you!


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