Color image of a Minnesota Vikings Headband, 1986.

Minnesota Vikings Headband

Minnesota Vikings Headband, 1986.

Color image of a plastic pin-back button commemorating the participation of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, played against the Oakland Raiders in Pasadena, California, 1977. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32–14.

Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl XI button

Plastic pin-back button commemorating the participation of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, played against the Oakland Raiders in Pasadena, California, 1977. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32–14.

Color image of a circular pin-back button supporting the Minnesota Vikings professional football team in Super Bowl VIII, 1974.

Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl VIII button

Circular pin-back button supporting the Minnesota Vikings professional football team in Super Bowl VIII, 1974. Manufactured by Button House of Winona, Minnesota. The Vikings lost to the Miami Dolphins.

Color image of the helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause in the late 1970s.

Helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause

Helmet worn by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause in the late 1970s.

Color image of the home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter in 1995.

Jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter

Home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter in 1995.

Color image of Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings professional football club has competed in the National Football League (NFL) since 1961. The team ranks amongst the most successful franchises in the NFL, with seventeen divisional titles since 1970. They have reached the playoffs in twenty-eight of their fifty-six seasons and made four Super Bowl appearances. Eleven former players, one coach, and one general manager from the Vikings have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park Conservatory)

The conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, which opened on November 7, 1915, is a well-maintained example of a Victorian greenhouse. While many similar “crystal palaces” have been torn down, St. Paul’s conservatory has remained a center for horticulture, recreation, and education for over a century.

Color image of the 3M Post-it Note fan board for the World Series, 1991.

3M Post-it Note fan board for World Series

During the 1991 World Series, fans wrote notes to the Twins on Post-its that were added to a large mural.

Color image of a pair of bloomers, ca. pre-1927.

Pair of bloomers

Pair of bloomers, ca. pre-1927. Students wore bloomers like these for physical education and other athletic endeavors. These bloomers are held in the archives of the Blake School, the successor school to Graham Hall. Used with the permission of the Blake School Archives.

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