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The Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum is a hidden gem on the College of Veterinary Medicine’s campus. This quaint museum has an impressive collection of archives and artifacts from the world of veterinary sciences. Come and browse through old manuscripts, photographs, books, early instruments and an array of antiques giving you a glimpse of the medical advancements in the field. The exhibits are displayed between the Veterinary Medical Center and the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building on campus.
The Goldstein Museum of Design was founded by sisters Harriet and Vetta Goldstein with the focus of object-centered learning. In collaboration with the College of Design, the museum becomes a looking glass for the community for art and design. The museum is known for hosting regular art exhibitions and installations, with interesting displays across industries and categories. Some of the artwork that was showcased included ceramics such as Tiffany metalwork, traditional Pueblo pottery and historic Navajo rugs and blankets. The museum contains a staggering 29,000 objects, with a growing collection.
The Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life compares the lives of Minnesota Pioneers with those of the Dakotah Indians who lived in the region. Costumed interpreters give tours of the site, which includes a 19th Century farm house, a unique one-room school house, barns, farm animals, a replica sod house, Dakotah tipi and artifacts, bark lodge, pioneer and Dakotah gardens, and more.