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.
This boys' bicycle was made for Andrew Rankin by J.F. Ptacek, a machinist and bicycle repairman from Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1900.