The Minnesota History Museum is right in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota on Kellogg Blvd. The building that it is in is a large very noticeable building with plenty of parking near the Museum.
Inside the History Museum you will find that the floors and walls are made of an impressive marble and stone. Large stairs go all the way up to the third floor where you will find the Greatest Generation Exhibit. You can also take the elevators if you wish.
When you walk into the Greatest Generation Exhibit you are taken back to World War II. There is a display of army uniforms, Boy Scout and Campfire girl uniforms hanging on the wall. It takes you back in time.
Another display shows you what dining at a counter was like during the 1940’s. It is complete with tables and chairs, soda fountain and menus for you too look at. On the wall is an old pay phone that says you can make a call for 3 minutes.
At another display a television has buttons that you can push to get a story about the time period. You can hear about how the ladies of the time worked in the iron mines. You can also hear a wonderful story about a fellow who was drafted and he was sent back to help his father grow food on their family farm because that was more important then what he could have done in the war.
Another display with a television tells you stories about the war. They are short educational stories about what some of our soldiers went through in WWII. You can hear about a pilot and what it was like to fly a plane. Another story tells you what it is like to see your first dead body.
Farther on the tour you see what life was like in Minnesota during the years of the Greatest Generation and you realize how much that generation had to go through and they seemed to do it with a smile. You see a display of what a kitchen was like and a beautiful luxurious car.
You also see an display of a baby nursery completely with babies in it. It explains that when the men came home from war they found jobs, wives and had babies because they felt they needed to repopulate the country.
If you would like to read more about the Minnesota History Museum you can go to http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/exhibits/minnesotas-greatest-generation.