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Featured Events

9 Nights of Music

Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnesota History Center

The 9 Nights of Music series presents the vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances.

Sat., Aug 1
Sat., Aug 1
Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Aug 1
Bars, Bootleggers and Booze Bus Tour
Minnesota History Center
Sun., Aug 2
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Art Collector

Minnesota art collector and patron Charles Bolles-Rogers posing in front of his portrait painted...

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Featured Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article

Sow the seeds of victory! Plant and raise your own vegetables.

Liberty Gardens

When President Woodrow Wilson called upon Americans to help fight the war in 1917, Minnesotans planted homegrown plots to help conserve foods that were essential for U.S. troops and their allies.

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Get the Minnesota History App

Get the Minnesota History App

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Minnesota History magazine, and we're celebrating with a new app!


Youth group field trip programs

Summer Adventures

Kids can enjoy hands-on fun all summer long! Youth group field trip programs can be found at our sites and museums across the state.

Gale Family Library

Green Giant Ice Cream

Tastes Like Summer: Research Ice Cream in Minnesota

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with the Gale Family Library! Discover ice cream images, recipes, and stories in our collections.

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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Three essays and more than sixty color images weave a tale of vision, innovation, and power that has inspired African American women for decades.