Explore the fascinating people and places of Minnesota’s first global business in “Fur Trade in Minnesota,” a new traveling exhibit from the Minnesota History Center opening October 20, 2016, at the Blue Earth County History Center.
Hundreds of years ago, Minnesota played a key role in the fur trade, which stretched across five continents. Visitors to the exhibit can lift a 45-pound Voyageur’s pack, learn how the fur trade shaped Ojibwe art and discover how beaver pelts could be transformed into sleek, stately hats that were all the rage among wealthy Europeans.
“Fur Trade in Minnesota” will be on view through January 7, 2017.
Special Programs with this Exhibit:
History Bits and Bites on December 21, from 12-1 p.m., will view a documentary about fur trade and discuss this film as a group. There will also be time to view the exhibit. Special this month only - Free and open to the public!