Thursday, March 15, 2018

Minnesota Historical Society is a Trip Down Memory Lane

Minnesota Historical Society is a Trip Down Memory Lane

The artifacts and period displays at the Minnesota Historical Society trigger many memories of past events for the reminiscing writers of Maple Grove.


Do you remember candy machines like this one? 
candy machine at Minnesota Historical Society display only does not work

Only 5 cents! Your choice, Necco wafers, Junior Mints or Milk Duds.
Necco wafers only five cents in the historical display
Display cases abound at the museum. This one is about birch bark as an art form. 
birch bark art display case in St. Paul at the History Center

Maps and other informational brochures help visitors locate displays inside the museum, as well as providing facts and tips. 

maps of the museum help visitors find displays

Visual projectors were available long ago. I do not remember this kind, but other similar machines. Clever!

visual projector of long ago

There were World War exhibits which were well presented and shared historical facts. 

sample of world war exhibit
Remember the "good old days" of flying when passengers were king? 

Remember the "good old days" of flying when passengers were king

In Minnesota, cabins are a "thing" and always have been. This display tripped memories of vacations from decades long ago. My parents would rent rooms after midnight to save money when we went on family vacations. I think low late night rates are a thing of the past, but it made me wonder why the display had dark lighting. 

tourist cabins from long ago

Good memories and a fun day! We also highly recommend the cafeteria at the museum as the food is very good. 

Thank you for reading, Carolyn


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