The Museum is announcing a new program to provide the tools, training, guidance, and inspiration for our members and the public to experience their own personal family stories. Radical Roots: New Approaches to Family History is a multi-faceted program that takes advantage [...]
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To find Excelsior’s segment of the Yellowstone Trail, head west on Highway 7, turn right on Eureka Road, right on Mann Lane, right on Seamans Drive. You’ll practically be back on Highway 7 as the road curves into the Yellowstone Trail. [...]
Local artist Paul F. Johnson completed this watercolor titled Heffelfinger Fountain in 1952. The Heffelfinger Fountain resides in Lake Harriet’s Rose Garden. It is around ten feet tall and made of bronze with a marble basin. Decorated with fauns and satyrs, the [...]
Basset Creek Watershed, image credit Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission The Forgotten History of Bassett Creek by John Davenport, HHM Volunteer To many residents of Minneapolis, Bassett Creek, or Bassett’s Creek, is either unknown or unfamiliar, but has quite an [...]
Before Marian Anderson was denied Constitution Hall, Minneapolis’ Dyckman Hotel refused the famous contralto lodging by Jokeda “JoJo” Bell Marian Anderson’s most famous challenge to American Jim Crow occurred during her April 9, 1939, performance at the Lincoln Memorial. After the Daughters [...]
Mr. James (Mike) Andrews, Field Elementary School social scienceteacher and woodshop teacher. MOST PEOPLE CAN RECALL a teacher who made a difference in their lives, someone who treated them with respect and believed in them. For me and many others [...]
Photo courtesy Irac Nathanson. By Iric Nathason When Minneapolis skyways first appeared in the early 1960s, local skeptics questioned the long-term viability of these new pedestrian walkways that spanned downtown streets. But skeptics were won over as skyways began to [...]
“I get such a bang out of things the way that they are that I’ve always tried to paint them that way.” - Josephine Lutz Rollins, 1964. Josephine Lutz Rollins (1896-1989) was a local artist renowned for her talent in watercolors. She [...]
Article/image reprinted by permission of Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. It is with deep sadness that we announce that Mel Reeves, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) community editor, passed away on January 6, 2022, from complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia. He was 64 years old. Reeves [...]
Seed Catalog. 1916. Courtesy University of Minnesota Libraries, Anderson Horticultural Library. By William Burleson Buildings aren’t often consigned to one purpose through their entire lives. Typically, buildings outlive their original businesses and are either replaced or repurposed. And [...]