Veterans’ Voices Award

Veterans’ Voices Award

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Union Depot, St. Paul | $15*

*Includes non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, and parking.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

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Join us for a one-of-a-kind event showcasing Veterans’ stories in their own voices.

For the past six years, the Minnesota Humanities Center has honored Veterans who contribute in myriad ways to their communities, state, and country. The 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony will continue to honor the outstanding work of Minnesota’s Veterans in an exciting new format that features their personal stories. Through poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more, Veterans find their voice, process their experiences, and connect with others. On October 5, this year’s Ceremony will feature Veterans sharing their written work at a public gathering at Union Depot in St. Paul.

This award is part of the Humanities Center’s Veterans’ Voices program that draws on the power of the humanities to call attention to the contributions and often-missed stories of Veterans. This program empowers all Minnesota Veterans to speak in their own voices through storytelling, art, theater, discussion groups and more—amplifying the voices of Veterans throughout our state and helping to bridge the Veteran-civilian divide.

Past Awardees


6:00–6:30 p.m. — Registration & Networking in the Veterans’ Gallery
6:30–7:30 p.m. — Awards Ceremony in the Red Captain’s Room
7:30–8:30 p.m. — Hors d’oeuvres Reception & Cash Bar


Will there be TV cameras/media? And is photography allowed?
The Humanities Center will invite TV stations and other local media to cover the event. Yes, we allow photography! For guest mobility and to accommodate media and our photographer, please refrain from using standing cameras on tripods. As a courtesy, please do not post photos of other awardees and guests on social media without their permission.

Can I bring my kids?
Kids are welcome, though there will be no childcare provided.

Will there be an ASL interpreter at the ceremony?
Yes. Please indicate your request for an ASL interpreter when you register so that appropriate seating arrangements can be made.

What is the dress attire?
The dress for event is semi-formal/business (a nice dress, suit, uniform, etc.).

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award, contact Jeni Gregory at or 651-772-4262. We offer a range of opportunities to support the October Award Ceremony.

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Support the Veterans' Voices Award

The Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the State of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a 501c3 nonprofit and relies on the generous donations of its supporters and participants. Please consider supporting the work of MHC and events like the Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony – every donation helps empower people to understand each other better through the humanities. Thank you!

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