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.
School Wall Hanging
This wall hanging was created by the 3rd grade class at the Shaw School in Austin, MN and depicts motifs from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "On The Banks of Plum Creek." The designs are made from felt, yarn, and cardboard. The pictures follow the story of the Ingalls family as they settled in Minnesota and made a life for themselves here. The hanging was made in 1970-71.