Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center's New Exhibit: Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s

Toys Although a history museum might not be everybody's choice of fun, you might find yourself making an exception their latest exhibit. The Minnesota History Center, located near downtown St. Paul, is home to the new exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. The exhibit includes more than just the toys on display. Along with the toys are stories of the children who played with them and the tales of the adults who purchased them for collection. You'd probably be surprised...

'RetroRama' Celebrates Decades-Old Fashion

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RetroRama came to the Minnesota History Center on Friday, May 16. It was an event to celebrate the newest exhibit by local photographer Charles Chamblis who was famous for documenting the music and club scene of Minneapolis in the 70’s and 80’s. Attendees came dressed in their favorite retro garb -- platform boots, mini skirts and afros included. The event was fairly informal, with a setup that encouraged people to sip craft cocktails from Du Nord while shopping vintage from local favorites like Lula’s, Flamingo’s Divine Finds, and...