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Kevin & Valerie work on inventory

Illuminating Masonic History

August 17, 2018

While museums may seem like fixed collections of artifacts, a lot goes on behind the scenes that patrons never see. At the Colonel James B. Ladd Museum and Charles Nelson Library, one ongoing task is making a thorough inventory of

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The Play’s the Thing: Sidekick Theatre

July 30, 2018

For the past year, patrons have enjoyed a variety of matinée entertainment at the Ives Auditorium, from musical groups to theatrical performances. Starting in 2018, we established a partnership with Sidekick Theatre—a relatively new theater company run by Brian Pekol

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The Second Wedding: Celebrating a New Journey

June 22, 2018

Are you getting married for the second time? Congratulations! The good news these days: choices for a second wedding are almost limitless. There are no rules about avoiding white dresses or having a father walk the bride down an aisle.

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Time capsule and contents

Unearthing a Masonic Time Capsule

May 25, 2018

It was a brisk and sunny October morning in 1957 when the procession of Minnesota Masons, led by Knights Templar, traveled three blocks along Harvard Street in Minneapolis. They were there to witness the symbolic laying of the cornerstone for

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spring wedding bouquet

Decorate Your Wedding with Flowers

April 16, 2018

To some degree, most weddings include flowers. From bridal bouquets to aisle runners and reception centerpieces, flowers make a wonderfully fragrant and elegant decoration for any occasion. When incorporating flowers into your wedding designs, consider the following. Trends According to

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Sinatra with microphone

New Musical Highlights Sinatra’s Early Career

February 16, 2018

In March 2018, a new original musical theatre show premiered at the Ives and played into May 2018 (including a special Mother’s Day performance). The show was a Sidekick Theatre production titled, From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music

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New Grant Addresses Museum Inventorying Needs

January 29, 2018

Because museums both display and collect items, the task of keeping track of inventory can be an ongoing challenge. When it comes to inventorying the extensive merged collections of artifacts assembled for the Col. James B. Ladd Museum and Charles W.

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