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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.

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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 23, 2020

This woodcut, created between 1966 -1969, is entitled "Spring." Indeed, it is what all of the trees around us look like now, but not for long! Also, note the vaguely greenish ground: it will come. The artist who created this is Eugene Larkin.