Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2015 (64:5)
- Flowery Cloth: The Art and Artistry of Hmong Paj Ntaub by Linda McShannock
- Grand Mound and the Muskrat: A Model of Ancie by David Mather
- The Mail is Coming: 100 Years of the Railway Post Office by David A. Thompson
Flowery Cloth: The Art and Artistry of Hmong Paj Ntaub
by Linda McShannock
Responding to their drastically altered world, Hmong women (and some men) adapted traditional textile art, creating intricate and beautiful new forms. In preparation for a new exhibit, MNHS staff and interns reached out to the Hmong community to learn more about the art, its history, and its makers.
Grand Mound and the Muskrat: A Model of Ancient Cosmology
by David Mather
“Ancient, complex, and mysterious,” Grand Mound has long been known as a regional monument, sacred place, and cemetery. Might it also represent a small animal—and a big idea?
The Mail is Coming: 100 Years of the Railway Post Office
by David A. Thompson
A radiating network of intersecting routes once sped local, transcontinental, even international mail on its way—along with newspapers, magazines, catalogs, money, prefab homes, and baby chickens. Before the internet, social media, and electronic fund transfers, mail-by-rail and its postal workers served individuals and businesses alike.
George Slade ponders a photo of a photo club, a group shot that “should not have survived the editor’s scissors.”
Jane King Hession recalls Rockledge, a splendid summer house now demolished, near Winona.
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