Former Gov. Elmer Andersen exhibit unveiling at Princeton Library

The Princeton Area Library, a branch of East Central Regional Library, invites the public to the unveiling of the art exhibit “The Legacy of Elmer L. Andersen” on Tuesday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Artist Amy Sabrina, painting one of the ten 16" medallions of The Legacy of Elmer L. Andersen. Photo by David H. Humphreys

A short program will be held at 6 p.m. The library is located at 100 South 4th Ave., Princeton. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Princeton Area Library and the Princeton Area Library Society.

The exhibit celebrates the life and contributions of Elmer L. Andersen, whose participation in the Princeton community was instrumental in the creation of the library. The exhibit is a series of 10 16” painted and glazed earthenware medallions, created by local artist Amy Sabrina. The work was commissioned and wholly paid for with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Elmer L. Andersen, the 30th Governor of Minnesota, was known as “Minnesota’s leading citizen.” During his lifetime, Andersen was President and CEO of a billion dollar company, a dairy farmer, a newspaper publisher, an environmental leader, a civil rights leader, a collector of books and a philanthropist. Elmer L. Andersen left a legacy that is a lasting testimony to his life’s goals and values.