The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Yesterday was National Bobblehead Day - a time to celebrate all things with spring-connected heads!
While bobbleheads have existed for about 100 years in various forms, the bulk of our collection comes from earlier this century. Most are sports-related, largely featuring Twins and Minnesota Gopher Women’s Basketball teams.
This is where they live in climate-control storage, their heads gently bobbing in unison when the doors are opened.