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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 | June 9, 2022

Now is the time of year when thoughts turn to sundresses.
This cute pink cotton sundress with pinstripes and an appliqué of three white snails was sold at Hmong Handwork in Saint Paul between 1981 - 1998.