Minnehaha Tiffany Window
The Minnehaha window, located in the Duluth Depot, was commissioned by the state of Minnesota for the state's exhibition pavilion at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. It was designed by Tiffany's artist Ann Westin, who later moved to Duluth with her family.
Minnehaha is a fictional Indian woman from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha." She is the lover of the poem's primary character, Hiawatha. The name Minnehaha often is incorrectly said to mean "laughing water.'' It more accurately translates to "waterfall'' in Dakota.
After the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, the state sold the window to the St. Louis County Women's Auxiliary, which raised money for the purchase through schoolchildren donating pennies, Buehler said. The window first hung in Duluth in the old city library in the Temple Opera Building on Superior Street and was moved to the Carnegie Library on Second Street in 1905, when a second window, also by Westin, was commissioned.