Welcome. This exhibit showcases the vibrant history of streetcars in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Our collection hightlights 84 years of streetcar use from their local introduction in 1870 to their removal in 1954.
We would like to thank the Minnesota Streetcar Museum and Historian Aaron Issacs for their collaboration on this project and their work to preserve and digitize local streetcar history. Over 2,500 objects from the Minnesota Streetcar Museum have been digitized and are available to view in the Minnesota Digital Library.
Created by Minnesota Streetcar Museum Historian, Aaron Isaacs, this video showcases the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line which connected St. Paul and Minneapolis.
This exhibit was created by Jane Carlson, Amelia Foster, and Maggie Whitman for St. Catherine University's Digital Libraries course in Spring 2021.