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Collections Up Close

Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society's collections. Most are written by MHS staff members engaged in collecting, preserving, and interpreting these tangible pieces of Minnesota history, while others have been previously published in Minnesota History as "From the Collections," "Curator's Choice," and "TimePieces."

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The Minnesota Historical Society has recently acquired a collection of materials so exceedingly rare that one wonders how they survived and where they have been.

Recent Acquisitions

Curator's Corner

On Exhibit