Minnesota Historical Society director retiring

by Kendall Mark

Nina Archabal, 70, will be retiring before the end of the year after 33 years of service as director for the Minnesota Historical Society, the Pioneer Press said.

The consolidated Minnesota History Center will be seen as her crowning achievement, the Pioneer Press said. Membership has grown from 7,000 in 1987 to just short of 20,000 now since she took over as director.

The Star Tribune said she was someone who could make history accesible, engaging, and brought it to life through hard work and determination.

Other than the Minnesota History Center, her most notable history projects were the building of Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia and Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, the Star Tribue said.

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