Adjutant Helen McClellen and Miss Betty Tenney serving servicemen from mobile unit photographed September 10 1942

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A photograph of a silver tall bike as found in an abandoned workroom

A Not-So-Standard Standard Bike

For the past 102 years, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) facility at ...

Black and white photo of a United States sailor in uniform kissing a woman in a suit. The couple are outside and landscape plants and shrubs can be seen in the background.

A Recordio-Gram Proposal

Oscar and Mary Alice’s first kiss as husband and wife, 1944. Guest post by ...

Split screen photo. Image on left shows the 2020 Chicago Staff Band membership. This includes men, women, white and Black musicians. The image on the right shows the 1928 Chicago Staff Band. All of the musicians are white men.

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

Written by Jolie Diepenhorst, Curator   I admit it. I was slow to jump ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Soldier’s Tour de France

Professional sports are only one industry affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.  Currently, hundreds ...

Bearing Witness

When the shelter in place order began in March, my family and I relished ...

Person standing outside red cargo van. Person wears EDS hat and face mask

Actions Speak Louder than Words

  Written by Amy Sparks, Registrar   In the van, on our way to ...

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 ...

A group of men and women posing with US flags and a wreath decorated with glowers and doughnuts

A New Chapter in Doughnut Day History

  This oh so tasty annual event is generally said to have begun over ...