News

Individual stories of more than 620 Capitol builders      

      •Linked to an interactive map showing where the workers lived     

      •Featured Biographies provide more in-depth information and images for workers and contractors

Curriculum using the Capitol to teach social studies concepts


     •Includes a game and other interactive activities

     
•Assessment tools, including questions and answers on the video


     •Fulfills Minnesota Social Studies Academic Standards

•Extensive, lively memoir of one of the contractors, Emmett Butler

•Photos showing progress of the Capitol’s construction from 1896 to 1905

•Interpretative sections on the builders’ work and home and community life

This is the full length video produced by our project director Randy Croce of the Labor Education Service of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Closed Captioning is available by clicking on the CC icon in the lower right corner after the video has begun playing. 

© 2013 Labor Education Service, University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.

This documentary was broadcast several times by Twin Cities Public TV.