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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.

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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 28, 2022

This photos shows a checker tournament in Logan Park, Minneapolis in 1934.
Soon it will be time for outdoor games again! Right?
Until then, find photos that amuse or interest you in our online database!