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An Evening with Walter Mondale - Reflections on 1968 & 2018

Oct 23 7 - 8 pm | St. Paul

Join the former vice president in conversation with Professor Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, as he reflects on 1968 and shares his perspective on the current social and political upheaval facing our nation and the world today.

Tue., Oct 23
Thu., Oct 25
Sat., Oct 27
Minneapolis Brewery Bus Tour
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.
Minneapolis Riverfront Then and Now, 1858 and 2008, Closing Oct. 28, Mill City Museum
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center
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History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling Update

UPDATE — May, 30, 2018: Governor Dayton signed the bonding bill today, 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. Thank the governor and state legislators.


Shop the MNHS Holiday Catalog

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

New from MNHS Press

MNHS Press book: When Republicans were Progressive

When Republicans were Progressive

“This excellent book reminds us that there is a different and better path that for many decades worked for Minnesota and the country. We need it back.” — from the foreword by Norman J. Ornstein

Featured MNopedia Article

Clark v. United States

Many people suffered from the collapse of Wilbur Foshay’s Public Utilities Consolidated Corporation (PUCC)—chiefly the company’s investors, who lost their money, and Foshay and his associates, who went to prison. But those who suffered most were neither. The tragic figures turned out to be a juror, Genevieve Clark, and her family.

Collections Item of the Day

In remembrance of Earl Bakken, the co-founder of Medtronic who has died, we share this early Medtronic pacemaker from 1957. This type of pacemaker was first used post-operatively on children; adults began wearing them more permanently circa 1958. These small devices replaced the much larger cart-bound, power outage susceptible machines previously used.




Explore the tumultuous year of 1968 through the eyes of Minnesotans as they reflect on then and now.

Gale Family Library

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October is Family History Month

Here at the Gale Family Library we're celebrating Family History Month! Check out one of our family history research guides for tips on how to get started.