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Featured Events

Handcrafted Snowshoe 3-Day Workshop

Jan 18 - 22 | Grand Rapids

Join a master woodworker to learn to make a pair of traditional Ojibwe-style snowshoes.


Sat., Jan 21
History Forum: Nat Turner's Revolt
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Jan 21
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Jan 21
History Forum: Nat Turner's Revolt
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Jan 22
Tue., Jan 24
Special Evening with Dr. Pauline Boss
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

Penumbra Theatre at 40 Opens February 18, 2017
Eugene McCarthy & The 1968 Presidential Election Closing Jan 22
Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis, The Photography of Daniel Corrigan
The history exhibit that plays well with kids.  Now on View Minnesota History Center
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History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Take Action Now!

UPDATE (Jan. 4, 2017): Governor Dayton included the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project in his 2017 Capital Investment recommendations to the Legislature. This is great news for this important project. The Legislature will now consider Capital Investment requests in the regular 2017 Session. Please take a moment to thank Governor Dayton for his continued support and urge your legislators to support the Fort Snelling Revitalization project.

Minnesota State Capitol

Capitol interior

Inspirational Beauty

See your Minnesota State Capitol restored to its original grandeur and learn about its many works of art.

New from MNHS Press

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Storm's Coming!

Attentive young Sophie lives with her family at a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior.

Shop

Minnesota state capitol gifts

Minnesota State Capitol Gifts

Buy great gifts at shop.mnhs.org — and know that every purchase you make supports MNHS and preserves our state's history.

Collections Item of the Day

Minneapolis Bars Then and Now

Gratuitously stealing the title from one of my favorite Minnesota history books, Twin Cities Then...

Gale Family Library

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Uncover the history of your house

Going home for the holidays? Research the history of your childhood home in Minnesota with this helpful guide to house and building history research by the Gale Family Library.

Education

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Forests, Fields and the Falls

An exciting online graphic novel that explores Minnesota's early industries of logging, farming and milling.