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CSI: Fort Snelling

CSI: Fort Snelling

Fri., Oct 23, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Fort Snelling

Venture out to Historic Fort Snelling to solve a chilling mystery! Guests will work together to uncover clues, interview suspects and determine "whodunnit."

Tue., Oct 6
Educator Preview: Suburbia
Minnesota History Center
Tue., Oct 6
St. Paul Welcome Hat Event
Minnesota History Center
Thu., Oct 8
Fri., Oct 9
CSI: Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling

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Football Button

A “North Hi” football team button from the 1940s-1950s. For more information or to purchase a...

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Featured Exhibit

New Exhibit: Suburbia, opens Oct. 10


Opening soon at the Minnesota History Center.

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Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters

Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters

Minnesota raised two companies of sharpshooters during the Civil War, recruiting men in St. Paul from 1861 to 1862. Both companies were in the elite Berdan’s Sharpshooters brigade.

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Warrior Nation

Warrior Nation

By fending off repeated assaults on their land and governance, the Ojibwe people of Red Lake have retained cultural identity and maintained traditional ways of life.


6th grade pass

The 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Minnesota 6th graders are granted FREE admission to all MNHS historic sites and museums for one year! It's a great way for children to explore Minnesota history.

Gale Family Library

Uncover your family history

Uncover your Family History

The "Topics on Family History" series returns to the Gale Family Library. Each class focuses on a family history research topic and are taught by professional genealogists and lecturers.  

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Minneapolis Map Throw

Minneapolis Map Throw

Inspired by a vintage city street map, the intricate detail of this throw is created on a jacquard loom with fine Merino wool and just a touch of cotton.