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Minnesota History Whatever.

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Mar 25 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | Minneapolis

Spend a day with history colleagues who work in classrooms or museums, libraries, exhibits, online, theater, visual arts, radio, TV, film, and more. 

Tue., Mar 19
"Green Card Voices" Exhibit Opening Celebration
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Mar 19
Somali Weaving Workshop
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Mar 19
History Lounge: Madame Ambassador
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Wed., Mar 20
American Indian Collaborative Storytelling
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Mar 23
Women of Mill City Family Day
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
Open House exhibit, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Minnesota's Greatest Generation, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
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Mrs. Ambassador book.

Mrs. Ambassador

Discover a women’s history pioneer, in Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson.

New from MNHS Press

Her Honor book cover.

Her Honor

The remarkable story of the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Featured MNopedia Article

Digitally enhanced petroglyphs at the Jeffers site.

Jeffers Petroglyphs

Jeffers Petroglyphs is an internationally significant Native American sacred site and the location of the largest group of Indigenous petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the Midwestern United States.

History Matters

Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization

MNHS is proceeding with a revised project and revised budget that allows construction for the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project to start in Fall 2019.

Collections Item of the Day

Margaret Culkin Banning was born on this day in 1891 in Buffalo, MN. She would move to Duluth and become an author of over 30 books, largely dealing with women's roles, early feminism, and politics in novel form. This book "Spellbinders" was published in 1922; the four "spellbinders" in the book are women who undertake to organize other women to participate in politics.


 Prince Before the Rain

Prince: Before the Rain

Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. 

Gale Family Library


Women's History Month at the Gale Family Library

Use the collections of the Gale Family Library to learn about plenty of important Minnesota women.

Summer Camps

Three boys in a canoe.

The best summer camps in history

Now on sale! Kids will have fun and learn about our state's history, with different programs for different interests.