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September 27, 2012

Meet Molly Huber, MNopedia Editor and Project Manager

Filed under: History — Alison Aten @ 3:24 pm

Molly HuberMNopediaMolly Huber is the new editor and project manager of MNopedia, the Minnesota Encyclopedia. Publicly launched just over a year ago, MNopedia is a resource for vetted, verified, and valuable information on all things Minnesota. It is free and available online at

Earlier this month, MNopedia began a year-long partnership with MinnPost. Each Tuesday a new curated MNopedia article will run on MinnPost in a new, designated section.

Molly joined the MNopedia team two years ago to create and develop content for the site, building upon her love for and expertise in Minnesota history. She is a native Minnesotan and grew up in Minneapolis, where she graduated from the magnet program at South High. After getting a B.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an M.A. in public history from the University of South Carolina, Molly returned to the Twin Cities and entered the museum field. After a short stint in the conservation department of the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS), she joined the Africa, Oceania and the Americas department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), becoming assistant curator. While at the MIA she was co-curator of the international Sacred Symbols: Four Thousand Years of Native American Art exhibition with then director Evan Maurer and organized other exhibitions such as Time and Tide: The Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guinea and The Art of the Necklace. Molly authored two exhibition catalogues and a number of other publications including scholarly essays, magazine articles, and academic reviews. She also copy edits and designs Pacific Arts, a journal devoted to the arts and artists of the Pacific Islands published by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul for an international audience.

Molly is married with two wonderful and busy young sons who take up much of her time, but when she has a few spare minutes she loves to read, practice yoga, ride her bicycle, and knit. She also knows how to spin her own yarn and belly dance. Molly is thrilled to be a part of the MHS Press and to be leading MNopedia as it grows and realizes its full potential.

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