Mill City Museum.


Featured Events

Victorian Paleontology.

Victorian Paleontology

April 25 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm | St. Paul

Enjoy a drink with friends while learning about the sometimes tempestuous history of paleontology in the Victorian era.

Tue., Apr 23
Somali Traditional Dance & Weaving Workshops
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Apr 23
Sat., Apr 27
Sat., Apr 27
StreetSong MN Choir Performance
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Apr 28
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Become a member of the Minnesota Historical Society and get the best deal in history, including FREE regular admission all year long.

Featured Exhibits

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
Jingle dress exhibit.
Open House exhibit, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
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Green Card Voices

Green Card Voices explores stories of the diverse immigrant population that has shaped the Twin Cities.

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

A view of the House floor at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Politics in Minnesota

People in Minnesota have engaged in lively politics noted for a high level of citizen participation since the founding of the state in 1858 and long before.

History Matters

History Matters

Ask Governor Walz and your state legislators to support strong operating funding for MNHS this legislative session.

Collections Item of the Day

Today we remember Prince, who passed way three years ago yesterday, on April 21. This photo shows a group of children standing with the mural artist in front of his Prince portrait near 26th Street & Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. It was taken on April 24, 2016.


 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

Split Rock lighthouse.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Explore the history of Split Rock Lighthouse through Gale Family Library resources.


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Primary Source Packet Series

Engage students in complex history topics and develop their critical-thinking skills with our primary source packets. For grades 5-12.