Monday, January 25, 2010

Open House exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society

If you are looking for a thematic connection to the Upton reading, check out this exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society. They focused on one house in St. Paul from the 1880s to the present.

From the exhibit page:

"A playfully interactive exhibit, “Open House: If These Walls Could Talk,” brings to life the adage “if these walls could talk” by using a single, existing house—in the “Railroad Island” neighborhood on St. Paul’s East Side—as a window into the daily lives of people of the past.

Stories of families, from the first German immigrants through the Italians, African-Americans, and Hmong who succeeded them, are told through rooms representing different eras of the house. Visitors become detectives, piecing together lives of the families who made this house their home."

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