Physical Landscapes: A Reflection of Home Exhibit
A project of: Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program
Olmsted County Historical Society
A new interpretive exhibit was installed in the North Gallery of the History Center of Olmsted County. The exhibit examines the interaction between culture, place and the environment. Comparisons between the natural and the man-made help to inform perceptions of home and the familiar. The public is able to explore the relationship of the built environment to the natural environment.
Ten man-made structures of varied style, use and era, and 5 natural landscapes (extant and extinct) demonstrate how change has produced new environs and caused others to disappear. The exhibit serves to connect people, new to the area, with the unique, historic and natural landscape of their new "home town".