A two-part exhibit opened at the Minnesota State Capitol this week. One section focuses on the role of women in constructing the Capitol. The other shows tools and objects made and used by the original tradespeople who built the statehouse. The display grew out of the LES “Who Built Our Capitol?” project that uncovered more than 620 of the original builders from1896-1905.
Eight women in Willmar, Minnesota, initiated the first bank strike in U.S. history. They earned international attention as The Willmar 8.