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Featured Events

1899 Independence Day Celebration

1899 Independence Day Celebration

Sat, Jul 4, 2015, Noon - 4:00 pm
Historic Forestville

Experience Independence Day as it was celebrated in 1899, with an oration, a brass band, pie-eating contests and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.


Tue., Jun 30
Pig's Eye Landing Concert
Minnesota History Center
Tue., Jun 30
Washington Avenue Pub Crawl
Mill City Museum
Thu., Jul 2
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Jul 4
Independence Day Celebration
Historic Fort Snelling
Sat., Jul 4
Fourth of July Fireworks
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Collections: Item of the Day

Star Quilt

A star pattern cotton pieced quilt. Large central eight-pointed star made of diamond shaped cotton...

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Featured Exhibit

Inspiring Beauty

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article

Betty Crocker

Meet Betty Crocker

For many Americans, the name Betty Crocker evokes an image of domestic perfection. It comes as a surprise to many that “America’s First Lady of Food” is, in fact, fictional.

MNHS Press

The St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City

From Pig’s Eye to a pig on the field, celebrate the St. Paul Saints—their players, owners, managers, fans, and ballparks old and new—and the history of baseball in the capital city!

Education

6th grade history pass

Sixth Graders Get a Pass

The popular 6th Grade MN History Pass gives Minnesota sixth graders FREE admission to all MNHS sites and museums during non-school hours. Perfect for spring break!

Gale Family Library

Celebrate summer with a picnic!

Find images and cookbook recipes from the Gale Family Library to inspire your next outdoor excursion. 

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We are MNHS!

Find out about the people and places that make up the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Metrodome Roof Collectible

Own a souvenir of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome with a baseball-shaped piece of the famous white Teflon Metrodome roof that collapsed in the winter of 2010.