U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

A Virtual Reading by the First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate The Olseth Family Foundation is delighted to have funded a virtual reading by the incumbent United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, who is the first Native American to hold that honor. Ms. Harjo’s works...
History Theatre

History Theatre

Commissioning and Developing Plays Which Celebrate Our Common Heritage For 40 seasons, the History Theatre has entertained, educated, and engaged audiences by commissioning and developing plays which celebrate our common heritage and linking Minnesota’s past to the...

Jungle Theater

Creating Powerful and Poetic Theater The Olseth Family Foundation seeks a more inclusive society through support of the arts, literature, and exposure to atypical experiences. Research has proven that creative pursuits provide numerous benefits, such as a voice for...

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Igniting Curiosity Through the Power of Play The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota has ignited the curiosity of children through hands-on experiences coupled with the power of play. No matter a child’s age or interest, they will find a range of seasonal and...

St. Olaf Off-Campus Opportunity Fund

Increasing Access to International Study The Olseth Family Foundation has been an avid supporter of enriching students through study abroad experiences. Since the 2016 initiation of the International and Off Campus Study Opportunity Fund at St. Olaf College,...