The Minnesota Historical Society's volunteer and intern programs welcome people from all communities to engage in mission-related projects. Over 2,660 volunteers and interns contribute 53,400 hours hours annually. This diverse volunteer corps helps to achieve the MNHS mission — Using the Power of History to Transform Lives.
Search for a Souvenir Booklet
MNopedia volunteer, Janet, wanted to write an article about the Grand Opera House for MNopedia, but couldn't locate many images. She found a wonderful article in the St. Paul Daily Globe describing the grand opening evening, including a detailed description of the souvenir booklet that was given to each of the ladies in attendance. She asked if there was one in MNHS collections, but no one could find one.
Janet, who was in possession of a souvenir booklet, came to the rescue by generously offering to donate it. MNHS Collections & Research Services Program Associate, Lori Williamson, loved the booklet and immediately agreed to take it into collections.
MNopedia volunteers make a habit of going that extra mile, but Janet has taken that a giant step further. She's a shining example of the best of the best MNHS volunteers.
Submitted by staff Linda Cameron