Mill City Museum.


Featured Events

Victorian Paleontology.

Victorian Paleontology

April 25 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm | St. Paul

Enjoy a drink with friends while learning about the sometimes tempestuous history of paleontology in the Victorian era.

Sat., Apr 20
"Thank You for Shopping" Exhibit Closing
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Apr 20
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Apr 20
Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Tue., Apr 23
Somali Traditional Dance & Weaving Workshops
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Apr 23

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Featured Exhibits

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
Jingle dress exhibit.
Open House exhibit, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
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Mrs. Ambassador book.

Mrs. Ambassador

Discover a women’s history pioneer, in Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson.

New from MNHS Press

Her Honor book cover.

Her Honor

The remarkable story of the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Featured MNopedia Article

Coast  guard surf boat.

North Superior Coast Guard Station

The Coast Guard station at Grand Marais, originally known as Superior North, was built in 1928 to aid the people who traveled and worked on the sometimes turbulent waters of Lake Superior.

History Matters

Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization

MNHS is proceeding with a revised project and revised budget that allows construction for the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project to start in Fall 2019.

Collections Item of the Day

This photograph is of ladies in hats trimmed with flowers in 1912. It was taken at Briol Studio in Albany, Minnesota. Happy Easter and Spring!


 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

Split Rock lighthouse.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Explore the history of Split Rock Lighthouse through Gale Family Library resources.


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Primary Source Packet Series

Engage students in complex history topics and develop their critical-thinking skills with our primary source packets. For grades 5-12.