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Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd W.
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
651-259-3000,
800-657-3773
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The Depression

The Depression

  • A re-created 1930s movie theater with clips from films popular with kids during the era and stories about movie-going.
  • Artifacts and stories from the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
  • A homemade "car" from the 1938 St. Paul Soap Box Derby.
  • A classic soda fountain from the 1930s with a vintage pinball machine that visitors can play and jukebox where they will hear stories of carefree teenage lives interrupted by the events of December 7, 1941.
  • A "home front" setting where visitors will be able to recycle aluminum and experience what rationing was like.