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Featured Events

Family Letters Workshop with Nancy O'Brien Wagner

Oct. 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm | St. Paul

Learn tips and tricks about preserving your family's letters and stories in a workshop. MNHS Press author Nancy O’Brien Wagner will share what she learned working on her book, "Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O'Brien."


Tue., Oct 17
Family Letters Workshop with Nancy O'Brien Wagner
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Wed., Oct 18
Veterans' Voices Storytelling
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Oct 19
"Faces of Minnesota" Exhibit Opening
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Thu., Oct 19
History Hound Hijinx: MEA Break
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Oct 19
2017 Annual Meeting
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

WW1 America Now on View Minnesota History Center Extended until Nov. 11
Attack on New Ulm One Painting: Many Perspectives Now on View James J. Hill House
Renewing What they Gave Us Native American Artists in Residence Now on View Minnesota History Center
AMVETS Post #5 Photography by Xavier Tavera  Now on View Minnesota HIstory Center
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Where Prince and Minnesota made rock ’n’ roll history — a glorious look back at one of rock’s most storied clubs.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

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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

Klingensmith with one of her aircraft, a Waco biplane, ca. 1930.

Florence “Tree Tops” Klingensmith

Florence “Tree Tops” Klingensmith made a name for herself in air racing circuits, winning several prizes and setting records. At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Klingensmith followed her own path.

Education

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6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Sixth graders can go to any MNHS location for FREE! It's a great way for children to explore history during non-school hours.

Collections Item of the Day

This photo is of Gertrude Brown playing with children at Phyllis Wheatley House in 1924. The Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House (now the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center), opened in north Minneapolis on this date in 1924. The oldest African American agency in the Twin Cities, the center first served as a place where young African Americans meet for recreation and skill development; today the center calls itself "the cornerstone of the community" and offers integrated programs to address the needs of local families.

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African Americans in WW1

African Americans in WW1

During World War I, African Americans were asked to help make the world "safe for democracy" and contribute to the war effort, though they were denied equality at home. Learn more about their experience.

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WW1 America Books and Gifts

Buy great gifts at shop.mnhs.org — and know that every purchase you make supports MNHS and preserves our state's history.

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National League for Womans Service poster

Researching Minnesota in the Great War

World War I, or "The Great War," was a profound turning point in world history. For many Minnesotans, the Great War was the first international event to directly impact their lives. Learn more about the war effort abroad and the great political and social changes happening at home in Minnesota.