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Hockey Team

A photograph of an amateur hockey team sponsored by the Schmidt Brewing Company, taken on March 11...

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We are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Opening March 7 at the Minnesota History Center.

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Blues Vision

A surprising and compelling anthology that reveals complex realities—beautiful, infuriating, painful, and uplifting—as described by African American writers in Minnesota over the past century.

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Black Suffrage in Minnesota

Black Suffrage in Minnesota

Black suffrage was a divisive issue during the Constitutional Convention of 1857. In the end, pro-suffrage Republicans compromised with their Democratic opponents to ensure the ratification of the state constitution.


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MN Charm Necklace

Minnesota Charm Necklace

Made in Excelsior, MN by Erin Kate Duininck, designer and curator of Ekate and the Orchard Arthouse.

Gale Family Library

Love Letters at the Library

Love Letters at the Library

Before the advent of e-mail, text messages, Instagram, and other virtual ways to communicate affection, people wrote and mailed love letters.  Many of these treasured letters were saved by the recipients and their families and are now preserved in manuscript collections available in the Gale Family Library.