Family Album

A month or two ago, the collections department at the Minnesota Historical Society held an open house for staff. We saw a ton of really cool stuff, including newspapers, World War I weapons, and a sweet death wheel chart from the Progressive Era but my favorite was a collection of handmade family photo albums from … Continue reading Family Album

School’s Out!

And now the fun begins! There’s been a lot going on at our house in the past few weeks. On Tuesday, our behemoth tree in the backyard was removed and all the wood was saved for my fiance’s new workout routine, which will be wielding chainsaw and hatchet to break down all the logs into … Continue reading School’s Out!

Getting it Together

My name is Kara. I’m a history teacher, crafter, and all around history nerd. The mission here is rather a lot like a family history, only instead of just collecting facts, anecdotes, and documents about my great-grandmothers, I’m going to try to live like them. Key word: try. These lily soft hands haven’t seen a … Continue reading Getting it Together