Minnesota's Greatest Generation is now on Twitter

(photo courtesy of quinn.anya via Flickr)In case you've been living in a cave, Twitter is a micro-blogging site that hooks media junkies like opiates hook an addict. Some sign up for updates on the trivial thoughts of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, others enjoy flame wars between local bloggers, others keep their eyes on media tweets for news. And now, despite coming of age in an era before the internet--even television--MNHS is tweeting about Minnesotans from the "Greatest Generation."

So, if you're looking to add more educational posts to your Twittering experience, check out mnhs_mgg, which currently includes links to stories on 1930s farm life, Benito Mussolini, and World War II love stories.   

Those from the era lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Baby Boom, the Sexual Revolution, and the rise of the internet all in one lifetime. The Minnesota Historical Society will pay tribute to the trials and successes of their lifetime with "Minnesota's Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom" opening May 23. The long-term exhibit will feature hands-on activities and narratives from locals who lived the life. For more info on the exhibit, visit