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A lithograph showing a spring scene with flowering bushes, farm houses and fields. Made for the...

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Inspiring Beauty

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Opening on May 23 at the Minnesota History Center.

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Campers cook outdoors at Dick Butwin Day Camp, July 1967. From the Sharron and Oren Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

Jewish Youth Camping in Minnesota

Organized youth camping became popular in the late nineteenth century against the backdrop of the Progressive Era. In Minnesota and across the United States, reformers believed that offering fresh-air vacations to poor children living in crowded cities would contribute to public health.

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Homemade with Honey

Homemade with honey

Homemade with Honey by Sue Doeden is the sixth book in the Northern Plate series, celebrating the bounty of the Upper Midwest by focusing on a single ingredient, exploring its historical uses as well as culinary applications across a range of dishes.

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Sixth Graders Get a Pass

The popular 6th Grade MN History Pass gives Minnesota sixth graders FREE admission to all MNHS sites and museums during non-school hours. Perfect for spring break!

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Ramsey House

Uncover the History of Your House

Spend a Friday evening at the Alexander Ramsey House diving into house history research. Learn how to unravel the the history of your home using maps, city directories, photographs, manuscript collections, architectural periodicals, and state archive records.

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Birch Bark Collage Vase

Birch Bark Collage - Flower Vase

Pat Kruse creates his 3-dimensional mosaic birch bark art "to honor the old ways and the ancestors that practiced these ways." Kruse is one of three artists selected for an artist-in-residence program at MNHS. During this time, he has researched the birch bark collection in an effort to further build an apprentice relationship with his son, so he can pass on this traditional knowledge.