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Collecting pieces of Minnesota's past for the future


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 | November 15, 2022

The Minnesota Historical Society was formerly organized on this date in 1849.
This Commemorative white silk "Member Badge" ribbon is from the cornerstone laying celebration at Minnesota Historical Society Hall, 1856.