Featured Events

History Hound Hijinx MEA Break

Oct 20 & 21, 11 pm - 3 pm | St. Paul

During MEA break, enjoy family-friendly fun, including football trivia and crafting a goalpost toss game, inspired by the special exhibit Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Sat., Oct 22
History Forum: The Ghost of Tecumseh
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 22
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Oct 22
History Forum: The Ghost of Tecumseh
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 22
CSI: Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sun., Oct 23
Day of the Dead Family Day
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

Hall of Fame Gridiron Glory Exhibit, Now on View, Buy Tickets Now
Up and Down The H.H.H. Portfolio Now on View Mill City Museum
Eugene McCarthy & The 1968 Presidential Election
A Cure for Everything The Archaeology of Medicine at Fort Snelling Now on View Historic Fort Snelling
The history exhibit that plays well with kids.  Now on View Minnesota History Center
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 Minnesota Gridiron

Minnesota Gridiron

Explore the history of football in Minnesota in this eight-part audio-visual series.

Featured MNopedia Article

American Legion National Convention, Minneapolis, 1919.

Origins of the American Legion in Minnesota

The American Legion formed soon after World War I in order to serve veterans returning from Europe.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Take Action Now!

The funding request for a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling remains undecided. We are hopeful that the legislature will take up the request in the 2017 session and we will continue to advocate for its support. You can help. Let your legislators and Governor Dayton know that Historic Fort Snelling matters.

New from MNHS Press

 Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior

Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior

“This book is simply remarkable.”
Emily Larson, Duluth Mayor

Coming soon from MNHS Press

 U.S. Bank Stadium book cover

U.S. Bank Stadium: The New Home of the Minnesota Vikings

A behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular new U.S. Bank Stadium — a must-have book for any Vikings fan. Preorder now!

Collections Item of the Day

Elvis Fan

A photograph of a girl screaming during a May 13, 1956 Elvis Presley concert at the St. Paul...

Gale Family Library

Couple holding hands

LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, and Minnesota has a long history of activists working for reforms, confronting hate crimes, and improving the visibility of LGBT individuals, culture, and issues in Minnesota. The Gale Family Library has a number of resources documenting the LGBT movement in Minnesota, including the 2013 History is Now! Celebrating Marriage Equality Project photographs.


Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

Broaden your knowledge and discover new teaching practices in our professional development workshops.