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A Seventh-Generation Visitor

August 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 was a typical day at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (MMHC). Flowers were in bloom on the campus grounds; spring was scheduled for 2:00–5:00 p.m., after which summer would immediately commence. Typical, that is, until a particular

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The Real Ives Behind the Ives Auditorium

July 18, 2019

We often talk of the Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. We dwell on its wonderful acoustics and comfortable seating for more than 400 people. But what of the man for whom the Auditorium is named? What of

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Telling Their Story: The 204th Army Band

June 26, 2019

The 204th Army Band will present a free concert at the Ives Auditorium Friday, July 19 at 7:00pm. Their theme this year is “Telling Their Story,” so we thought we would share a bit of their story here. The History

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A Fabulous Masonic Find: Golden Globe and Cross Fob

May 9, 2019

Recently, Theresa Norman, our Museum Curator, came across an unusual find as she was cataloguing items that have been donated or gifted to the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center over the years. It was a fob—an ornament attached to a watch

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2019 Trends Wedding Experts Love

April 10, 2019

As 2019 dawned, many wedding experts started to write about trends for the new year. Trends typically follow categories such as wedding attire, reception décor and food and flowers. While trends tend to be cyclical, this year’s advice is influenced

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Tribute Sundays Salute the Best of the Best

March 27, 2019

As we cruise toward our third year of events at the Ives Auditorium, we decided to take a step back and create a new series, “Tribute Sundays.” Held at 2:00 pm on select Sunday afternoons, Tribute Sundays’ concerts pay homage

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