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1908 Minneapolis Colored Keystones - February 15th, 2017
February is Black History Month, and to honor the contributions of Black players to the history of Minnesota sports, the Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to feature one of its newest Acquisit...
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USS Minnesota in the Civil War and Beyond - March 26th, 2015
Any idea how many ships have borne the name USS Minnesota? Learn about the ship, its role in the Civil War, and where you can see ship artifacts from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections.
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A Japanese Ball at the White House, 1877-1881 - January 18th, 2017
This silk satin and brocade reception dress was given to the Society in 1920 as part of several large donations of household goods from the LeDuc family of Hastings, Minnesota. General William Gates...
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RR Crash - February 24th, 2017
A nighttime photograph of the scene after a head-on crash between two locomotives in October, 1945.
This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional...
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World War I Daybook Preview: A Nurse's Story - September 13th, 2016
Hello, my name is Rose Winter, and I was one of two interns working on the World War I Daybook project this summer. I spent my internship going through a variety of smaller manuscript collections in ...
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Minnesota Antiquarian Bookfair This Weekend! - June 20th, 2014
The Minnesota Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on June 27 - 28, 2014 in the Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (see map at bottom of this post). Over fifty exhibitors from across t...
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