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Featured Events

Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour

Dec 14 10:00 am - 3:30 pm | St. Paul

Join a guided tour to learn about Christmas traditions for the Hill family and their servants.


Thu., Dec 13
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Thu., Dec 13
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Thu., Dec 13
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Fri., Dec 14
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center
Now On View Minnesota History Center The 1968 Exhibit
Charles Beck, an artist for all seasons, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center
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Shop the MNHS Holiday Catalog

Browse our holiday selection of MNHS Press books and unique gifts for history lovers.

New from MNHS Press

Thank You for Shopping

Relive the glory days of retail—when a trip to the department store was a special occasion—with nostalgic stories and vintage photos and ads.  

 

Featured MNopedia Article

Barker‒Karpis Gang

The Barker‒Karpis gang, a revolving cast of Midwestern criminals, shuttled in and out of St. Paul in the 1930s, committing robberies and kidnappings under the protection of a corrupt police force.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization

Governor Dayton signed a bonding bill on May 30, 2018, which includes $15 million for the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling and $8 million for statewide historic sites asset preservation. MNHS thanks Governor Dayton and the legislature for this critical funding, and is grateful for the broad support received from Minnesotans.

Collections Item of the Day

On this day in 1956 the dwellings in Swede Hollow, a St. Paul immigrant neighborhood, were burned after the city health department declares them contaminated.

Storied

 Prince Before the Rain

Prince: Before the Rain

Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. 

Gale Family Library

Tastes Like Fall: Recipes and Cookbooks at the Library

Come browse our comprehensive collection of Minnesota cookbooks for the perfect recipe for your November feasts.