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Warren MacKenzie Bowl

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

A ten-paneled stoneware bowl made by Warren MacKenzie of Stillwater, MN in 1996.

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First Ave. Ticket

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

An unused ticket for a 1991 Babes in Toyland concert at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Sled Dog Jacket

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

An orange Gore-Tex sled dog jacket used during the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition led by Will Steger of Minnesota.

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Hockey Mask

Monday, February 27th, 2017

A face mask worn by University of Minnesota ice hockey goalie Adam Hauser during the 1998-1999 seasons. The helmet consists of a fiberglass shell with a steel face cage and foam padding held in place by elastic webbing and snaps. The mask has been airbrush painted by Minnesota artist Todd Miska, whose logo “MISKA” is painted on the center forehead area. The design features a maroon background, gold M’s, and a graphic of a ferocious gopher, the mascot of the University.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this mask in our collections database.

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Ferret Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

A rectangular paper holiday card from the Domestic European Ferret Fanciers and Breeders Association of Minnesota, located in Saint Paul. It features a color photograph of four ferrets with a Christmas tree, stocking and snowman basket. Printed in 1991. Have a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day!

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this card in our collections database.

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Vikes Jersey

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter during the 1995 season. Carter played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1990 to 2001 and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Commemorative Quilt

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A cotton quilt made to resemble a United States flag with one star on a blue field in the top left corner. Within the red and white stripes are dates and campaigns that document the Civil War service of Joseph W. Britton, a member of the 3rd Minnesota, Company E. A reproduction of his Civil War Corps badge is embroidered on the quilt. The pieced border is set on point and alternates stars and bars, and there is red cotton backing. It features diamond quilting with decorative Union shields on the border. Contained within the border stars are inked names and dates of the Hanse family members as the corps badge was passed down within the family. 1998.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this quilt in our collections database.

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Super Bowl Ticket

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A ticket to Super Bowl XXVI, held at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills. January 1992.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this ticket in our collections database.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory open now.

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Cathedral Forest

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

A woodcut on paper by Minnesota artist Charles Beck, showing a twilight-lit forest reflecting onto the surface of a lake. Made in the 1990s.

For more information on this item, view this print in our collections database.

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Rock and Roll Candy

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

A promotional candy bar from Soul Asylum’s “Candy from a Stranger” album release, 1998.

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