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‘Tis the Season


Join historian Alex Weston to examine the history of various holiday traditions as they have been observed in Minnesota over the last 150 years.

‘Tis the Season2020-11-18T16:54:43+00:00

Refreshing the History of 27th & Lake


The history of Lake Street is changing before our very eyes. Join Lake Street historian and former HHM Interim Director Cara Letofsky on a combination history-current walking tour of 27th & Lake.

Refreshing the History of 27th & Lake2020-10-23T13:44:34+00:00

Take the Bitter with the Sweet: Abdallah’s Banana Split Dish


This banana split dish is from the 4th generation family owned business established by Lebanese immigrant Albert Abdallah. Albert opened Calhoun Candy Depot in 1909 on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. In 1916 [...]

Take the Bitter with the Sweet: Abdallah’s Banana Split Dish2018-04-02T16:15:39+00:00

Voices of Norway


This banner, made for the Norse Male Chorus in 1886, showcases stunning embroidery in shades of yellow, gold, green, and ivory, on a backing of ivory cotton. The central design is a classical lyre surrounded by a circlet of oak leaves and [...]

Voices of Norway2017-12-11T08:24:10+00:00

Bertha’s Black Blouse


This week’s object of the week is an unassuming black blouse that donor, Ms. Hyacinth Easthagen, called, “not beautiful,” and “not well finished.” Although Hyacinth, the great-granddaughter of the woman who owned the blouse, was not impressed with its appearance, she recognized [...]

Bertha’s Black Blouse2017-05-15T10:39:28+00:00

John Gund Brewing Company, 1885


Are you thirsty for history? How about for beer history? This week's featured photograph depicts the local distributor for the La Crosse, Wisconsin-based John Gund Brewing Company. John Gund was a German immigrant who began  his brewing career as an apprentice in [...]

John Gund Brewing Company, 18852017-05-04T08:59:11+00:00

Nancy Piazza’s Calico Bodice: Italian Immigrants in Minnesota


Our object of the week this week is a gorgeous bodice donated by Nancy Piazza. The bodice traveled from the donor’s great grandmother in Sicily to Piazza’s grandmother, who had settled in Minneapolis, MN. The Piazza family went on to establish the [...]

Nancy Piazza’s Calico Bodice: Italian Immigrants in Minnesota2017-04-24T15:10:54+00:00
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