Arvig Sponsors “Unveiling Nimuué,” Coming to Historic Holmes Theatre on Sept. 21
Jennifer Winn, representing Arvig, presented a check to Phletus and Sally Williams, directors of the non-profit Glacial Minnesota Woman Organization (GMWO). Arvig is sponsoring the GMWO event “Unveiling Nimuué” that will be held at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on September 21st at 7:30 p.m.
“Arvig is proud to sponsor ‘Unveiling Nimuué’ at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes,” said David Arvig, VP/COO. “This event is a celebration of Minnesota’s history, and we’re honored to help share Nimuue’s story with our local community.”
Original piano music, the FM Ballet, and a play about the archaeological discovery of the 16-year-old skeleton are featured in the evening’s entertainment with performers from the Summit School of Dance serving as the guardians of the skeleton now named Nimuué. The female skeleton was discovered in 1931 between Pelican Rapids and Detroit Lakes by road workers, primarily from Detroit Lakes, who were repairing a frost boil in the road.
The non-profit organization hopes to restore the history of this discovery to Minnesota history; to develop appreciation for and an enriched understanding of the land on which we live that was left by the melting glacier; to understand that early people lived and wandered on this land perhaps 20,000 years ago; and to involve local community members in all aspects of the production. Arvig’s sponsorship of the organization’s efforts is greatly appreciated.
Glacial Minnesota Woman Organization is a non-profit organization whose work focuses on promoting the legacy of the young woman while treating her with respect and dignity. She was named Nimuué meaning Lady of the Lake. The organization’s volunteers plan activities each year to help visitors and residents identify this area as a site contributing to archaeological history and to develop knowledge of the ice age that formed the land in western Minnesota.