Featured Events

Winter Adventure Family Day

Jan. 27 10 am - 4 pm | Grand Rapids

Throughout the day guests can enjoy music, a vintage ski exhibit, carnival games, and wildlife presentations featuring live animals. Guests can also take sleigh rides to see the logging camp under winter conditions.


Sat., Jan 20
History Forum: Women's Rights & Modern America
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Jan 20
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Jan 20
History Forum: Women's Rights & Modern America
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Jan 28
WOW! Family Sundays: Wonderful Words
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Jan 28
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

The 1968 Exhibit Now on View Minnesota History Center
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
Attack on New Ulm One Painting: Many Perspectives Now on View James J. Hill House
Now on View Minnesota History Center Then Now Wow
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1968

Shop for books and gifts related to The 1968 Exhibit at the History Center.

New from MNHS Press

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Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions

“This book makes me want to go into the kitchen and plan a holiday party!”
— Beatrice Ojakangas, author of The Great Scandinavian Baking Book

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Take Action Now!

UPDATE: The state of Minnesota provided $4 million for design work at Historic Fort Snelling in the 2017 Legislative Session. MNHS is advocating for the remaining $30 million for construction in 2018. Send a note to thank your state leaders for funding the design work and ask that they support construction funding in the 2018 session. Read more about the project.

Featured MNopedia Article

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Bisexual Organizing Project

The Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) is a nonprofit group that has supported Minnesota’s bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) communities since 1999.

Collections Item of the Day

This photo is of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking against war in Vietnam on the St. Paul Campus of University of Minnesota in 1967.

Gale Family Library

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History Day research

Students of all ages are welcome to research in the Gale Family Library anytime we are open. We are hosting a special Minnebaloo — a research and work day just for History Day students — on Sunday, Jan. ​21​​.

Summer Camps

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Day camps

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