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 is a photo of a classroom in North Branch, taken in 1900. Please note the neatly folded hands on just about every desk; clearly they mean it.