New Bell Museum

I found an old post about visiting the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota and wanted to provide a link to the new, renamed Bell Museum near the St. Paul campus which opens in July. I can’t wait to see it. I think it will become a new favorite. It has a planetarium among many other new wonders. Get more info here.

When the little girl I used to take to the old one returns home from college for a short visit this summer, I think we’ll go. I hope they take the wolf and moose with them.

I also just saw for the first time anywhere an old photo of the river flats on the east bank that shows a baseball field there. I hope to be able to post that picture sometime soon. I might have to buy it first!

David C. Smith

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  1. JOAN PUDVAN on

    I REMEMBER THE FLATS AS A LITTLE GIRL, (LATE 1930’S)….AND THERE ARE POSTCARDS OF IT….NOW AND THEN. VERY WOODSY AND THE CAPITAL STEAMER USED TO TIE UP ON THE OTHER SIDE ON WEEK-ENDS, TO LOAD PASSENGERS FOR THE TRIP DOWN TO THE FORD LOCKS AND BACK…CALIOPE, AND ALL. MY GRFA TOOK ME A COUPLE OF TIMES….WROTE ABOUT IT IN “MEMORIES OF PROSPECT PARK”…


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