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ST. PAUL, Minn.

Society plans exhibit of campaign photos

The Minnesota Historical Society plans to display photographs documenting local and national political campaigns in Minnesota.

The exhibit, called “The Campaign Trail,” will include photographs from former Vice President Walter Mondale’s run for the presidency and from the late Sen. Paul Wellstone’s last days on the campaign trail.

Photographs from the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul will also be part of the exhibit at the James J. Hill House on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue.

The exhibit opens Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 22, 2009.


Rink to open at natural history museum

A new ice age is coming to the American Museum of Natural History.

The museum is opening a 150-foot by 80-foot outdoor ice skating rink.

The rink will have synthetic ice; skaters will share it with a 17-foot-tall sculpture of a polar bear.

Information about polar bears, the polar regions and suggestions for being environmentally conscious will be placed around the rink.

It will be open to the public from Nov. 22 through Feb. 28.


Visitor center unveils Ansel Adams photos

Carlsbad Caverns National Park dedicated its newly renovated visitors center on the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the park as a national monument.

The event, held Oct. 25, included the opening of a new exhibit called “Underground Visions: Carlsbad Caverns Through the Artist’s Eye,” featuring four original prints of the cave by famed photographer Ansel Adams.

Another 21 Adams prints in the park’s collection will be shown via high quality digital scans, and future plans include the rotation of the original prints every few months.


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