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.
- Alexander G. Huggins Diary and Huggins Family Photographs
A rare look at 19th Century Dakota Life
- Northwest Airlines Stewardess Scrapbook
- Map of the Sioux Reserve, 1859
- Winter Carnival Coats
- Stillwater State Prison Log