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COVID-19 Update

All MNHS historic sites and museums are temporarily closed to the public through May 1. Details


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Collections Item of the Day

Happy April Fool's Day! This is a package of Soul Asylum joke napkins created to promote the release of the album "And the Horse They Rode In On" in 1990.



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Discover the stories we share. Uncover the real people behind the dates with the Storied series, then go on to explore the rest of our educational, entertaining video content.

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Featured MNopedia Article

The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial.

Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial

In the summer of 1994, the League of Women Voters of Minnesota's 19th Amendment Celebration Committee left a lasting legacy: the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial Garden.


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Shop for books relating to the fascinating people, long history, and unique culture of Minnesota.

Gale Family Library

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Researching your family history

Research your family's history online with our digital resources.


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Distance learning resources

Online and low-tech educational resources to support Minnesota's teachers and students.

New from MNHS Press

Tourney time.

Tourney Time

Seventy-five years of big names and memorable games—chronicling the highs and lows, the memories, and the legends from the Minnesota boys’ state high school tournament.