Urge State Leaders to Fund Historic Fort Snelling

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Corda Mór Irish Dance Performance

Mar. 17 12:30 - 1 pm | St Paul

On St. Patrick's Day, enjoy a performance from 60 dancers from Corda Mór, an Irish dance troupe. 

Tue., Mar 20
History Lounge: Miles Lord, Minnesota's Maverick Judge
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Mar 22
World War II Round Table: One Woman's Covert War
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Fri., Mar 23
Sat., Mar 24
History Forum: Sweet Land of Liberty
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Mar 24
History Forum: Sweet Land of Liberty
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

The 1968 Exhibit Now on View Minnesota History Center
Parades, places and people St. Paul celebrates winter, Now on view, James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Sights, Sounds and Soul : The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis Now on View Mill City Museum
AMVETS Post #5 Photography by Xavier Tavera  Now on View Minnesota HIstory Center
Renewing What they Gave Us Native American Artists in Residence Now on View Minnesota History Center
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History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Support Historic Fort Snelling – Take Action Now!

Jan. 19, 2018: Governor Dayton included our request for Historic Fort Snelling in his 2018 budget proposal. MNHS is requesting $30 million in the 2018 session to complete construction in time for the fort’s bicentennial in 2020. Please take a moment to thank the governor for his support.


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 Tracking Endangred Species in the Upper Midwest.

Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangred Species in the Upper Midwest

Compelling stories of Minnesota’s endangered species, the landscapes that nurture them, and the people who are discovering their secrets.

Featured MNopedia Article

Fanny Fligelman Brin (1884-1961).

Fanny Fligelman Brin (1884-1961)

Fanny Fligelman Brin devoted her life to the causes of world peace, democracy, social justice, and Jewish welfare.

Collections Item of the Day

This is a women's dance costume for "Echoes of Erin: To Henry Cowell", which premiered May 7, 1955, at the Minneapolis Young Women's Christian Association. It was designed and made by Robert Moulton, and worn by Gertrude Lippincott of Minnesota. Lippincott was a prominent dancer, choreographer and teacher.



From Fort Snelling to Tuskegee Airman

This series is about Dr. Harold H. Brown, a native of North Minneapolis who started his military career at Historic Fort Snelling and became a member of the elite Tuskegee Airmen who fought in WWII.

Gale Family Library

March is Women's History Month.

March is Women's History Month

You can use the collections of the Gale Family Library to learn about plenty of important Minnesota women.

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Day camps

MNHS day camps, designed for fun-loving kids ages 7–14, are on sale now.