You’re invited to attend the 2012 Spire Brunch, May 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, with featured guest speaker, Larry Millett, Twin Cities historian, architecture critic, author and teacher. Hosted annually by the Hennepin Foundation and Board of Trustees, the Spire Brunch honors donors for legacy gifts and generous support beyond the annual pledge.
A journalist by trade, Larry Millett is well-known from his 30 year career with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and as a chronicler of Twin Cities architecture. A graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville and the University of Chicago with majors in English, he worked as an assignment reporter, feature writer and architecture critic, perhaps best remembered for his biweekly column on architecture and urban design issues. He also wrote articles on such topics as historic preservation and “lost” buildings. His interest in architecture continues in his roles as author, teacher, free-lance writer and tour guide. Millett’s pictorial essays on Twin Cities architecture, including the latest, Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities, are popular sellers. In addition, he has written several architectural guides to the Twin Cities and six mystery novels featuring the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota.
The Spire Brunch starts with a social coffee and pastries gathering, followed by the recognition program and our guest speaker in the Art Gallery, and a special brunch in the Social Hall. All church members are cordially welcome to attend. Please contact Jack Fistler at 612-435-1321 or Jack@haumc.org for more information.