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Featured Exhibit

Minnesota History Center exhibit: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s

On view at the Minnesota History Center. Closes Jan. 4!

Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

Bring the joy of the holidays to a child. Donate a toy and you'll receive one free admission to the "Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center or an admission voucher when you donate at any Creative Kidstuff location through December 21.  

MNHS Press

Minnesota's Own

Larry Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt invite us into 22 lovingly preserved homes from across the state through over two hundred color photographs and Millett’s captivating stories of their construction, original owners, and restoration. 

MNopedia Article

Strauss Ice Skates

Strauss Ice Skates

Strauss Ice Skates were made by hand at Strauss Skate Shop in St. Paul for almost 100 years. They were popular with professional and amateur skaters in the United States and other countries because of their consistent high quality, which was achieved through a secret hardening process.


Dred and Harriet Scott Multimedia Curriculum Kit

Enrich the study of African American history, slavery, and pre-Civil War America through multimedia storytelling.

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Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill was the first company to introduce a stadium blanket with the introduction of the “Pak-A-Robe” in 1949.

Gale Family Library

Cooking Up Your Family History

Gather the ingredients of your family history at the Gale Family Library using resources online and in-person.  

Collections: Item of the Day

Piece of the U.S.S. Minnesota

A carved oak fragment of the hull of the USS Minnesota with engraved silver plaque reading “...