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Featured Exhibit

Minnesota History Center exhibit: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s

On view at the Minnesota History Center. Closes Jan. 4!

Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

Bring the joy of the holidays to a child. Donate a toy and you'll receive one free admission to the "Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center or an admission voucher when you donate at any Creative Kidstuff location through December 21.  

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Making History

Making History

Perfect for a children’s party or a rainy weekend at the cabin, this collection of history-minded crafts can be adapted in countless ways for objects to wear, display, and use.

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Strauss Ice Skates

Strauss Ice Skates

Strauss Ice Skates were made by hand at Strauss Skate Shop in St. Paul for almost 100 years. They were popular with professional and amateur skaters in the United States and other countries because of their consistent high quality, which was achieved through a secret hardening process.


Dred and Harriet Scott Multimedia Curriculum Kit

Enrich the study of African American history, slavery, and pre-Civil War America through multimedia storytelling.

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Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill was the first company to introduce a stadium blanket with the introduction of the “Pak-A-Robe” in 1949.

Gale Family Library

Cooking Up Your Family History

Gather the ingredients of your family history at the Gale Family Library using resources online and in-person.  

Collections: Item of the Day

Harry the Horse

Harry “The Horse” Gallatin of the NY Knicks with the ball during Game 1 (or 2) of the 1953 NBA...