Collections Carousel – Ribbon from MS Vulcania

As travel restrictions start to ease a bit across the nation and parts of the world, it’s been hard not to search through the museum’s…

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Collections Carousel – Margaret (Steffes) Fortier’s Tennis Racket

It’s time for tennis! Grab your racket and head outdoors. With the weather warming and outdoor courts open in public parks and recreation areas, what…

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Collections Carousel – Yellow Brick from Duclos Brick Factory

If you had the good fortune to attend our Brick by Brick: Building Community Development Through History event series, you may have noticed the abundant…

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Collections Carousel – Colored Casual Hanky from Lik-Nu Cleaners of Little Falls, Circa 1960

This popular 1950s-era giveaway might not attract quite as much attention today as it did when it was new but it’s still cool. Dress codes…

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Collections Carousel – Colleen: An Irish Love Song

February’s extended cold streak in Minnesota had us desperately searching the museum collections for signs of spring. With high temperatures hovering in the low teens…

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May All Your Trub-les Be Little Ones

JUST MARRIED – MAY ALL YOUR TRUB-LES BE LITTLE ONES Despite being almost eight decades old, the wishes on this handmade sign celebrating the wedding…

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Collections Carousel – Episcopal Church Guild Crazy Quilt

  Episcopal Church Guild Crazy Quilt, 1880 (2001.59.1) Created 140 years ago by the Episcopal Church Guild, this Victorian-era silk crazy quilt is a good…

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