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View our Historic Sites and Locations

Learn more about our 26 locations and request a free travel guide.

Featured Exhibit

Minnesota History Center exhibit: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article

Central Park, St. Paul

Central Park, St. Paul

From 1885 to 1961, St. Paul had a Central Park. It took up just one urban block and was designed to serve a single neighborhood.

MNHS Press

Smitten with Squash

Smitten with Squash

Smitten with Squash is the fourth book in the Northern Plate series, celebrating the bounty of the Upper Midwest by focusing on a single ingredient, exploring its historical uses as well as culinary applications across a range of dishes.

Collections: Item of the Day

Gypsy Rose Lee at the Fair

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the...

What's New in the Store

Twister Espresso Mug Set

Twister Espresso Mug Set

Set of four porcelain espresso mugs with saucers. Featuring the design from the classic game.

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Become a member of the Minnesota Historical Society and get free regular admission all year at all 26 sites and museums.