July 4, 10 am - 5 pm | Elk River
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In honor of Prince's legacy, items related to his storied career are on display in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center through July 30. Come view them for free during library hours. Prince’s Purple Rain suit has been taken off view to ensure its long-term preservation.
Find out about the History is Now: Remembering Prince project.
See more Prince items in our collections
UPDATE (June 14, 2016): Today, Steve Elliott, Director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society, spoke in front of the Minnesota House and Senate Capital Investment Conference Committee about Historic Fort Snelling. His testimony included a request for this project to be included in a Special Session Capital Budget Bill. Read the testimony.
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From the time of statehood into the early 1900s, Minnesota's climate discouraged the growing of corn. Many immigrants from Northern Europe set out to develop special varieties of seed capable of growing corn in cold conditions. They were successful, and by the late 1930s, Minnesota had become one of the leading corn-producing states.