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New Leader for Aquatennial Historic Collection

Please welcome Ken Hafften as the new volunteer Archivist for the Aquatennial historic collection at the Hennepin History Museum. He has had over 47 years serving the festival, beginning in 1972, bringing his passion for Aquatennial to the public. He has served as: Vice Commodore; Vice Commodore of Skipper Pins; Vice Commodore of Parades; Vice Commodore of the Mississippi Showcase; and General Festival Chairman.

For the past seventeen years Pam Albinson (1962 Queen of the Lakes) has worked with Jack Kabrud, Curator, and Susan Larson Fleming, Archivist, at the Hennepin History Museum (HHM) in resurrecting the Aquatennial historic archives and building them into a remarkable collection. They have brought passion and historic knowledge to this marvelous endeavor.

"With his extensive knowledge of the festival’s history as well as his current involvement, Ken is looking forward to playing a significant role in the continuation of Aquatennial’s past as well as the memories yet to come. Congratulations, Ken, on your enthusiasm and willingness to take over the “reigns” of America’s Greatest Summer Festival history. It has been my privilege and pleasure." Pam Albinson


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