On Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 1 to 5 p.m. the University of Minnesota Libraries will sponsor its annual "Gopherbaloo," a History Day help event modeled on History Day Hullabaloos organized by the Minnesota Historical Society. Last year over 300 students from grade 6 to 12 came to Wilson Library to take advantage of the Library's rich resources.


Students who attend the Wilson Library Gopherbaloo have the opportunity to take advantage of:

  • One-on-one mentor support with University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Mini-lessons offered on various History Day topics;
  • Enhanced research support from librarians
  • Sample projects will help students create exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites, and papers

Other advantages for researchers who attend the Gopherbaloo:

  • Access to the largest collection of library resources in the state of Minnesota;
  • Lessons on using primary sources offered by our Government Information Librarian
  • Inexpensive ($6/day) weekend parking rate in the 21st Avenue Ramp; See: Directions to Campus
  • Free copies
  • Parent lounge with complimentary refreshments
  • Research fun and raffle drawings!

This event is sponsored by:


We hope to see you at this year's Gopherbaloo on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1-5 p.m.