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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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old photo from Masonic Home

Masonic Home Unveils a Museum All Its Own

December 20, 2017

On December 5, 2017, we celebrated the new Minnesota Masonic Home Museum with a public open house. Tucked into a cozy corner of the Town Square inside the Home, the museum highlights Minnesota Masonic Home’s 100-year history. The original Home dates from

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Preservation and the Role of Interns

December 5, 2017

Cataloguing and preservation are two common tasks integral to museum life. As new items are collected or donated, museums make records of the items and provide for their safe storage or display. This fall, an intern from the University of

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Get together to enjoy an amazing meal

Get Together for Lunch & Entertainment!

November 6, 2017

Stroll through the Heritage Center on a Wednesday or Thursday early afternoon, and you will be captivated by the warm aromas of a delicious meal and the lively chatter of excited theater-goers. As the weather gets less clement, why not

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