Black and white photograph of Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella Smith (later Sister Alice Smith), 1961.

Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella

From left to right: Sister Mary William Brady, Agnes Keenan, and Sister Maris Stella Smith (later Sister Alice Smith), 1961. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Black and white photograph of Agnes Keenan, c.1975. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Agnes Keenan

Agnes Keenan, c.1975. From the Agnes Keenan Collection. St. Catherine University Archives, St. Paul.

Keenan, Agnes (1910–1979)

Agnes Keenan’s name is among the most prominent in the history of St. Catherine’s College—the school that became St. Catherine University. Although she was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1910, Keenan spent most of her life in St. Paul working as a teacher and community leader.

Black and white photograph of a library, at Rochester State Hospital, 1951.

Library, Rochester State Hospital

Library, Rochester State Hospital, 1951.

Black and white photograph of women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital

Women reading in library, Rochester State Hospital, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of civil defense instructor training, 1962.

Civil defense instructor training

Civil defense instructor training, 1962.

Color image of the Minnesota Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls. Date unknown.

Minnesota Machinery Museum

Minnesota Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls, date unknown.

Minnesota Machinery Museum

When Hanley Falls School closed in the late 1970s, a few local residents saw an opportunity. Committed to sharing the history of their community, they transformed the white, two-story building on the town square into the Minnesota Machinery Museum. Since 1980, the museum has collected vintage farm equipment and created exhibits celebrating the history and agricultural tradition of Yellow Medicine County.

Color poster promoting school gardening programs, c.1918.

“School Garden Army” poster

Poster promoting school gardening programs, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of students in a gardening class tend a field in Pipestone County, c.1918.

Gardening class in Pipestone County

Students in a gardening class tend a field in Pipestone County, c.1918.

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