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.
Occupational therapy was a common treatment for wounded soldiers returning home from World War I. MNHS houses numerous items created at the United States General Hospital #29 located at Fort Snelling.
- Toy dog made of painted wood with movable limbs, tail, ears, and head. Maker unknown.
- Hammered brass cufflinks made by V.C. Parsons of the US Army 108th Ambulance Train, Company D.
- Woven raffia purse made by Carl B. Trove of the US Army 1st Division, 26th Infantry, Company B
Minnesota Historical Society Collections.