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Featured Events

American Indian Family Day

American Indian Family Day

Sat, Sep 26, 2015, Noon - 4:00 pm
Minnesota History Center

Enjoy free admission as American Indian presenters share their vibrant traditions through art, music, games, storytelling and more.

Sat., Sep 5
World War I Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling
Sun., Sep 6
World War I Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling
Sun., Sep 6
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
Mon., Sep 7
World War I Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling

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Anti-Saloon Kiosk

A photograph of an “Anti-Saloon League” kiosk at the 1940 Minnesota State Fair. This image forms...

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Featured Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article

Slovene wedding

Immigration to the Iron Range

From 1880 to 1930, the population of the Iron Range was among the most ethnically diverse in Minnesota. Immigrants arrived from over thirty places of origin, including Finland, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Norway and England.

MNHS Press

Astonishing Apples

Astonishing Apples

Apple aficionados rejoice! This cookbook offers recipes for power-up breakfasts, satisfying snacks, and delectable desserts, accompanied by stories and tips to bring joy to your kitchen.


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

Uncover your family history

Uncover your Family History

The "Topics on Family History" series at the Gale Family Library returns ​in September. Each class focuses on a family history research topic and are taught by professional genealogists and lecturers.  

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Lake Harriet Trolley Print

Minnesota Landmark Prints

Minneapolis illustrator and graphic designer, Mark Herman, designs and produces appealing, retro-style lithographs from landmarks in Minnesota.