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December 31, 2019

The Temple of Solomon If you’ve been to the James B. Ladd Museum, you’ve no doubt seen the scale model in the farthest corner of the room…an artist’s rendition of Solomon’s Temple in ancient Jerusalem. It wouldn’t surprise me if you

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Exploring the Virginia Window

November 26, 2019

Without fail, when a first-time visitor to the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (MMHC) enters the Col. James B. Ladd Museum and Charles W. Nelson Library, they emit an “ooh,” “ahh,” or a gasp when they see the stained glass art

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Accessing the Charles W. Nelson Library

September 27, 2019

Most of the people reading this know that the Heritage Center has a library. It’s classified as a private, special or reference library. By definition, a special library is often limited to a few topics or subjects. It’s no surprise

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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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painting of Gideon Ives

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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451st Army Band

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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picture of fob

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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