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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 | July 9, 2021

This painting is simply titled, "Summer."
It was painted in 1905 by Alice LeDuc and is described as a summer rural landscape scene. It shows a grassy hill edges with trees is in the immediate foreground. In the distance is rural farmland dotted with farm buildings. The sky is hazy and green gray.