The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Summer in the West, 1950
This Adolf Dehn painting is a gouache on canvas from 1950 and shows what is likely an early hay harvest.
Hay can be harvested as many as three times a summer if conditions are good.