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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 | September 1, 2021

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? 
What great timing, as it allows us to share this great photo from the Minnesota State Fair in 1926. It is of a man and little girl with their prize-winning chickens. The photo was taken by Paul Hamilton.