New Video: Interview at Purple Pain

As part of our online-exclusives for our Story Behind The Tat exhibit, we have begun uploading excerpts from video interviews with tattoo shops. On February 25, 2019, Executive Director Mary Warner interviewed Erik Cagle and Judy Hunstiger of Purple Pain Tattoo in St. Cloud, MN. Judy and her husband, Jeff,…

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Exhibit Opening: The Story Behind the Tat: Tattoo Art in Central Minnesota

Permanently having a design inked onto the body via the art of tattoo takes commitment. There’s a commitment to choosing the right piece of art, to undergoing the pain of a tattoo machine, to living decades with a specific image embedded in the skin. It’s not a commitment people take…

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Exhibit Opening: Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

Due to the weather, the exhibit opening has been postponed until Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. In contrast to World War II, which encouraged civilians in the United States to contribute to the war effort in multiple ways, the Vietnam War…

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