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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 | May 17, 2022

After the long winter and short spring, this watercolor by Clara Mairs shows what we all deserve now.
It shows a man on an outdoor lounge, reading the paper. It was created in 1935.