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Friends of the
Sherlock Holmes
Collections at the
University of Minnesota




Sherlock Holmes @ 50:
Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the Sherlock Holmes Collections

July 26-28, 2024

Presented by The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, The University of Minnesota Libraries and The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections. The conference sessions will be at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Featured Speakers

JoAnn Sherwood-Alberstat, Mark Alberstat, Erika Dowell, Matthew Hall, Jeffrey Hatcher,

Jim Hawkins, Les Klinger, Stephen Chahn Lee, Max Magee, Ira Matetsky,

Emily Miranker, Rebecca Romney, Will Walsh, and Burt Wolder

The conference fee of $275 per person includes sessions for all three days, Saturday lunch, and Saturday evening banquet. Additional banquet tickets for guests not attending the conference are available at $80. The conference hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Hotel Minneapolis (a few blocks from the Andersen Library). Hotel link with special room rate is provided after registration is completed.

Note: Due to a higher-than-expected interest in our 2024 Conference we have already reached the capacity of the available space and need to close the registration for additional attendees. We will have a waiting list in the event that any of the people currently registered have to withdraw. Contact Phil Bergem at if you wish to be placed on the waiting list.

The conference begins Friday July 26 at 1 PM in the Givens Suite of the Andersen Library, with The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Annual Meeting being held there late Friday afternoon. Friday evening is open for your personal dining choice. Presentations will resume Saturday morning, July 27, and lunch will be in the library atrium. The Banquet will be Saturday evening at the hotel. The conference will conclude on Sunday, July 28, by 1 PM and will include a radio show by the Norwegian Explorers' own Red-Throated League. For those arriving early there will be a gathering on Thursday evening, with details provided to registrants. Full schedule for the three days of the conference will be posted at a later date.

Please direct any questions to The Attendee Liaison: Phil Bergem, 3829 172nd Ave NW, Andover, MN 55304 or email


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