Entryway inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Entryway inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Photo by the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame’s Facebook account, 2014.

Artifacts and photographs in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Artifacts and photographs in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Artifacts and photographs on display inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Minnesota ballrooms display with map and historic photos

Minnesota ballrooms display with map and historic photos

Records, photographs, and a map related to Minnesota ballrooms on display inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Tuba and other artifacts

Tuba and other artifacts

A tuba and other artifacts on display inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Six Fat Dutchmen sign

Six Fat Dutchmen sign

Sign inside the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame used to advertise the Six Fat Dutchmen as the premier polka band in the United States. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Concertina used by “Whoopee John” Wilfahrt

Concertina used by “Whoopee John” Wilfahrt

Concertina used by polka musician “Whoopee John” Wilfahrt on display at the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, New Ulm. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

Front entrance to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in New Ulm, at 27 North Broadway Street. Photo by Robin Gehl, 2020.

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in New Ulm offers a wide-ranging display of artifacts, mementos, and photos acquired since it recognized its first class of inductees in 1989. It pays tribute to music performers and artists who shaped Minnesota’s music scene in the mid-twentieth century, with a focus on the polka groups and dance orchestras that were popular around New Ulm at that time.

Celebrating Oromo National Day, early 1980s

Oromo immigrants and refugees to Minnesota perform a traditional song and dance while celebrating Oromo National Day in the Twin Cities in the early 1980s. Used with the permission of Teferi Fufa.

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