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St. Anthony Falls

A rare stereographic daguerreotype showing St. Anthony falls in Minneapolis in the 1850s. For more...

Featured Exhibit

Modern Spirit

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison

Opening Feb. 14 at the Minnesota History Center.

MNHS Press

 A People’s History of the Hmong

A People’s History of the Hmong

A rich narrative history of the worldwide community of Hmong people, exploring their cultural practices, war and refugee camp experiences, and struggles and triumphs as citizens of new countries.

MNopedia Article

St. Paul Curling Club

St. Paul Curling Club

In 1885, the first incarnation of the St. Paul Curling Club was founded. Initially playing on the frozen Mississippi, the club built a clubhouse on Raspberry Island in 1891.


Summer camps

The Best Camps in History!

Summer camps are now on sale. One-of-a kind day camps are offered at the Alexander Ramsey House, Historic Fort Snelling, and Mill City Museum.

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MN beer and pint glass

MN History & Beer Pint Glass

A winning combination since 1849, Minnesota has a long history of beer production that continues in today's resurgence of local craft brewing.

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History Day at the Library

History Day

Students of all ages are welcome to research in the library anytime. Now including a History Day help desk on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.