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Featured Events

Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

Nov. 4-5 | Onamia

Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop.

Thu., Oct 26
"Faces of Minnesota" Opening Reception
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Thu., Oct 26
World War II Round Table: POWs of Japan - Palawan
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 28
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Oct 29
WOW! Family Sundays: Apples Then, Apples Now
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
The history exhibit that plays well with kids.  Now on View Minnesota History Center
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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

Jack-o'-lanterns covered in snow

Halloween Blizzard, 1991

On October 30, 1991, no one in Minnesota foresaw a blizzard. Local meteorologists predicted a few inches of snow. The snow began to fall in the early to mid-afternoon of October 31 — Halloween Day — and fell steadily for almost three days.


Boy holding corn in a field

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

On this date in 1920 Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street was published. Ten years later the Sauk Centre native would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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.


WW1 America gifts

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.

Gale Family Library

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.