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A man holding an old fashioned camera while sitting on the back of a mule

Edward Justus Parker: From Elgin, Around the World, and Back Again

When you were a kid, did anyone ever tell you that unless you do X you will never amount to ...

A form from the 1900 US Census

Becoming A Part of History: Why the Census is Important

Written by Jean Crockett, Museum Archives Aide   If you find yourself asking why you should spend the time completing ...

A Soldier’s Tour de France

Professional sports are only one industry affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.  Currently, hundreds of professional cyclists, coaches, and support ...

Bearing Witness

When the shelter in place order began in March, my family and I relished our daily walks with the dog. ...

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

  Written by Amy Sparks, Registrar   In the van, on our way to a homeless shelter, Major Cheri Hobbins ...

Salvation Army offiers wearing face masks bow their heads in prayer, one holds sign honoring George Floyd

A Fearless Church

Minneapolis, MN Prayer Walk, June 2, 2020. Images courtesy Northern Division. Written by Jolie Diepenhorst, Curator   The world is ...

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A New Chapter in Doughnut Day History

  This oh so tasty annual event is generally said to have begun over 80 years ago on June 6, ...

A group of adults, nurses and babies are seated and standing on the front porch of a building.

The Last Best Friend – The Salvation Army’s Offer of Hope

Babies, officers and advisory board members sit in front of the Omaha, NE Booth Memorial Home and Hospital, c. 1920s. ...

A woman wearing a hat and coat smiles for the camera while packing a cardboard box with food.

Unmasking an Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Amy Sparks, Registrar I find I often use objects to navigate, understand, and reflect on life. While I ...

A Million Acts of Kindness

“One of my favorite things in the collection is this photo (shown above) from WWII. It represents such a volatile ...