Postcards is the newest locally-produced program featuring the art, history and cultural heritage of western Minnesota and beyond.
Postcards captures the lives of many local artists and relives the cultural history of our viewing area. Postcards not only educates and informs viewers about our region and the gifted individuals who call this region home, but it also gives these individuals the opportunity to increase their exposure. Through Postcards and the stories told to our public television and online viewers, this exposure provides many of the artists and regions featured in the Postcards series with expansive economic development opportunities.
Postcards travels across western Minnesota exploring its rich and diverse arts, history and cultural heritage. Postcards has given Pioneer the unique opportunity to tell the stories of many historical and cultural aspects of Minnesota, archiving stories that may one day be lost if they are left untold.
Keep watching Pioneer Public Television for new destinations on Postcards: every Sunday at 7:00 p.m., with rebroadcasts Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Postcards travels through western Minnesota to explore its rich and diverse arts, history and cultural heritage. Postcards premiered in 2010 and captures the lives of many local artists and relives the cultural history of our viewing area. This program not only educates and informs viewers about our region and the gifted individuals who call this region home, but it also gives these individuals the opportunity to increase their exposure. Postcards has given Pioneer the unique opportunity to tell the stories of many historical and cultural aspects of Minnesota and beyond, archiving stories that may one day be lost if they're left untold.
Postcards inaugural season of travel and talk on Postcards covered a sizeable piece of the Pioneer Public Television viewing area in 2010, from Fergus Falls to Worthington and many points in between as it captured unique aspects of the cultural heritage of the region, noted some historical highlights, met many artists and made new friends along the way.
We're just getting started! Postcards is beginning its fourth season in December 2012.
Postcards is made possible in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Local arts, history and cultural heritage productions of Pioneer Public Television are funded in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. This amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, Article XI, Section 15 is commonly referred to as the Legacy Amendment. As a result of this vote, Pioneer Public Television and other public media across Minnesota are entrusted to support the overall goals of the Legacy Amendment and to help preserve Minnesota arts, history and cultural heritage, while making the content readily available to viewers like you.
If you were to blend the perfect combination of beautiful scenery, nearly limitless recreational opportunities in the water and on the land, year-round events and attractions, and a rich cultural and natural history, the result would be Alexandria.
The area's abundant lakes cry out to fishermen and pleasure boaters alike, whose choices are limited only by desire and time. From sunfish that stir the imagination of children, to muskies that test the skills and patience of the most seasoned angler, to walleyes that remind us to stop and enjoy the taste of fresh fish, its waters have something for fishermen of every stripe.
But satisfaction isn't limited only to those whose idea of a good time on the lake. Alexandria is a destination for meetings, conferences, and events, and its multitude of hotels, motels and bed and breakfast spots provide the perfect homes away from home for a week or weekend. The area also includes hotel-styled resorts as well as resorts where lake-side cabins afford an up close and personal view of the water.
The city itself has a cozy downtown area filled with unique stores that offer everything you need while you're in town, and everything you need to remember your trip. And hospitality isn't just an industry, but a way of life. Whether you want a quick bite before you walk into the movie theater or shopping mall, or a sit-down dinner that reminds that special someone (even if it's you!) of how important they are, Alexandria's restaurant scene has you covered. For all it offers throughout the year, Alexandria has many day and weekend events that celebrate some aspect of life in the area. If you've been to Alexandria, consider returning to continue the experience. If not, it's all here waiting for you. Either way, welcome.