In a special state Senate election held in January of 2002, Mee Moua became the first Asian woman chosen to serve in the Minnesota Legislature and the first Hmong American elected to any state legislature. Her win in St. Paul’s District 67 made national news and had lasting political and cultural impacts on the Hmong community.
Award-winning historian Odd Lovoll recounts the untold story of the history of Norwegian immigration to Canada, tracing the stories and documents of emigrant families south to the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Gale Family Library
Spring has sprung and many Minnesotans can't wait to dig into their gardens. You can use the collections of the Gale Family Library to learn about the history of gardening in Minnesota!
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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.