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, now on display through February at 141 Main Ave W in downtown Winsted. Free (but donations gratefully accepted).

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.

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesdays 3 pm - 7 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm

“Fur Trade in Minnesota” was created by the Minnesota History Center’s “Exhibits to Go” program which brings Minnesota history to communities statewide.
“Exhibits to Go” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.