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The Memory Lab

2022-09-06T13:11:08-05:00

This is a screenshot of an image in the digitization process in the Hennepin History Museum Memory Lab. Did you know that Hennepin History Museum has a memory lab? That sounds like it could be either a place where [...]

The Memory Lab2022-09-06T13:11:08-05:00

Let’s Talk About CRT

2022-01-03T22:27:29-06:00

There was a popular song in the early 90s called "Let's Talk About Sex." Needless to say, the music video got a lot of attention, but the song wasn’t bad either. It held up because the premise made sense - sex is [...]

Let’s Talk About CRT2022-01-03T22:27:29-06:00

Building the Perfect Clubhouse

2021-10-27T19:55:05-05:00

Quick! Think of the word “clubhouse”. What image comes to mind? Do you see found boards or even cardboard boxes cobbled together with “KEEP OUT!” painted across the entrance? Leave it to a librarian to do things differently. In 1907, Gratia Countryman, [...]

Building the Perfect Clubhouse2021-10-27T19:55:05-05:00

John Jamieson: Neighborhood Superhero

2021-07-07T12:30:19-05:00

One of the biggest blockbuster movies before the pandemic crept up on us at the end of 2019 was Endgame. Oh-and let’s not forget The Joker. I’m too scared to watch Joker, so I’m just going on Rotten Tomatoes (ratings) that both [...]

John Jamieson: Neighborhood Superhero2021-07-07T12:30:19-05:00

SEMCOL

2021-05-01T19:23:40-05:00

Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning had a formula for better education that looked like this:  (SEMCOL)NEW+LD+SEREADS=BE or SEMCOL/NEW+LD=BE. Math was not my forte, but one of those statements must be true.   The SEMCOL records are currently being processed and organized to be added to our archival [...]

SEMCOL2021-05-01T19:23:40-05:00

Spiff the Biff

2021-05-05T13:43:48-05:00

Imagine the spiders that would’ve been in here!  This is the men’s restroom from Lake Harriet Park in 1998 before restoration started.  The Lake Harriet Restroom Restoration Committee (LHRRC) or Spiff the Biff took on the task of restoring both the men’s [...]

Spiff the Biff2021-05-05T13:43:48-05:00

Women’s Civil Defense Council

2021-04-15T16:15:23-05:00

Fire safety pamphlet from the Women's Civil Defense Council collection. This flyer makes me think of those safety films we had to watch in grade school.  I remember a long walk through the bowels of the school to sit crisscross [...]

Women’s Civil Defense Council2021-04-15T16:15:23-05:00

From the Archives: “Minnie” the USS Minneapolis Naval Cruiser

2021-03-05T17:43:39-06:00

“Minnie” seems like such a diminutive name for a 10,000-ton naval cruiser designed to carry up to four airplanes. But that’s exactly what the crew decided to call the USS Minneapolis (CA-36) when she went into service in 1934. The USS Minneapolis [...]

From the Archives: “Minnie” the USS Minneapolis Naval Cruiser2021-03-05T17:43:39-06:00
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