Minnesota Correctional Institution for Women, Shakopee

Minnesota Correctional Institution for Women, Shakopee

Minnesota Correctional Institution for Women, Shakopee, 1978. Photo by Stormi Greener for the Minneapolis Star Tribune; used with the permission of the Star Tribune.

Lead toy soldier

Lead toy soldier

Two fragments make up a lead toy soldier that is flat, almost two dimensional. One small piece has broken off, but the fragments form an otherwise complete object. The soldier is wearing a large hat and a coat with tails and is holding a firearm—possibly a musket—perpendicular to his body and leaning on his shoulder. This toy was found during the excavation of the hospital building at Historic Fort Snelling in 1974.

Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling

Painting of Fort Snelling viewed from the intersection of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers (Bdote). Watercolor on paper by Seth Eastman, 1848.

Storied 1968: Bill Tilton and the Minnesota Eight

Watch Bill Tilton, a member of the Minnesota Eight, recount his journey as an activist then and now.

Hyman Berman in his US Army uniform

Hyman Berman in his US Army uniform

Hyman Berman in his US Army uniform, ca. 1944. He never went overseas. CC BY-SA 3.0

Call to Arms: Minnesota Steps Forward—1861

Governor Alexander Ramsey was in Washington, DC, at the outbreak of war. Jayne Becker (Alexander Ramsey House) explores his motivations to volunteer troops and Wayne Jorgenson (author and collector) explores the motivations of the men, from across the young state, who took up arms in defense of the Union.

Flag pole on Victory Memorial Drive

Flag pole on Victory Memorial Drive

Flag pole on Victory Memorial Drive. The Lake Superior green granite flagpole base was part of the 2009 parkway renovation. The photographer is facing northwest and standing on the sidewalk that connects the flagpole to the Grand Army of the Republic statue of Abraham Lincoln. Photo by Flickr user Paul Rosemeyer, November 11, 2016. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Unveiling the Abraham Lincoln statue at Victory Memorial Drive

Unveiling the Abraham Lincoln statue at Victory Memorial Drive

The Abraham Lincoln statue on Victory Memorial Drive was unveiled during a ceremony held on May 25, 1930. The creation and erection of the statue were spearheaded and funded by the Grand Army of the Republic and intended to memorialize Minnesota’s fallen Civil War soldiers. The seated man at center is operating machinery allowing for a radio broadcast of the event.

Group next to memorial tree planted on Victory Memorial Drive

Group next to memorial tree planted on Victory Memorial Drive

Image from the 1921 Victory Memorial Drive dedication ceremony showing a group seated in front of a memorial tree. The trunk of the tree, a wooden cross, and a wreath can be seen at the left of the frame.

1920 Minneapolis Park Board plans for the north end of Victory Memorial Drive

1920 Minneapolis Park Board plans for the north end of Victory Memorial Drive

Cover sheet of 1920 Minneapolis Park Board plans for the north end of Victory Memorial Drive, designed by Theodore Wirth (superintendent of parks) and Alfred C. Godward (engineer).

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