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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.

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Survivor Button

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 7, 2021

This button features an image of a monk with text that reads: "Survivor Winter '82." This was in reference to record-setting snowfall and cold temperatures in 1982.
Think how many buttons we all deserve at this exact moment?