The Crossing by Marian Anderson

THE CROSSING BY MARIAN ANDERSON

Hailed by the artist herself as her most important piece, The Crossing tells a story about the crossing point of two ways of life: Dakota and white. Not only do their paths cross at the river’s edge, but also their futures. The viewer is invited to look for the symbols

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Tray from Theodore Knoll

The tray is a promotional item given out by Theodore Knoll, probably 1900-1920. It was likely not meant to be a serving tray but a wall decoration. Knoll owned and operated a dry goods store and a saloon at the south end of the east side of the 100 block

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Grand Army of the Republic banner

On July 16, 1883, the Grand Army of the Republic Asgrim K. Skaro Post Number 37 organized in St. Peter, MN. The post is named in honor of a local soldier who died during the Civil War. Born in 1829, Asgrim K. Skaro was a Norwegian who came to the

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Nicollet Hotel architectural drawings

Circa 1873 set of architectural drawings shows both exterior and interior features of the Nicollet Hotel in St. Peter. The hotel opened in 1873 as the Nicollet House, and was one of the finest hotels in southern Minnesota. Edward P. Bassford was the hotel’s architect. The building ceased to be

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Bill for the Removal of the Capitol of the Territory or Future State of Minnesota

This document contains the text of a bill that was passed by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature in 1857 to transfer the capital of Minnesota from St. Paul to St. Peter. This document has been determined to have been written at that time, but it is most likely a working copy

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Wedding dress

The wedding dress worn by Harriet Newell Jones when she married Captain William Dodd. Harriet was a New York City native and devout Episcopalian. Her husband, William Dodd, is the founder of St. Peter, Minnesota. 

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Electromagnetic machine

Blurb here.

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