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Featured Events

Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

Nov. 4-5 | Onamia

Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop.

Wed., Oct 18
Veterans' Voices Storytelling
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Thu., Oct 19
"Faces of Minnesota" Exhibit Opening
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Thu., Oct 19
History Hound Hijinx: MEA Break
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Oct 19
2017 Annual Meeting
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Fri., Oct 20
Larry Bond Author Talk
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

WW1 America Now on View Minnesota History Center Extended until Nov. 11
Attack on New Ulm One Painting: Many Perspectives Now on View James J. Hill House
Renewing What they Gave Us Native American Artists in Residence Now on View Minnesota History Center
AMVETS Post #5 Photography by Xavier Tavera  Now on View Minnesota HIstory Center
The history exhibit that plays well with kids.  Now on View Minnesota History Center
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History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

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UPDATE: The state of Minnesota provided $4 million for design work at Historic Fort Snelling in the 2017 Legislative Session. MNHS is advocating for the remaining $30 million for construction in 2018. Send a note to thank your state leaders for funding the design work and ask that they support construction funding in the 2018 session. Read more about the project.

Featured MNopedia Article

Klingensmith with one of her aircraft, a Waco biplane, ca. 1930.

Florence “Tree Tops” Klingensmith

Florence “Tree Tops” Klingensmith made a name for herself in air racing circuits, winning several prizes and setting records. At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Klingensmith followed her own path.


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6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Sixth graders can go to any MNHS location for FREE! It's a great way for children to explore history during non-school hours.

Collections Item of the Day

While this button was manufactured in New Jersey, it was used and worn here throughout the 1980s.


African Americans in WW1

African Americans in WW1

During World War I, African Americans were asked to help make the world "safe for democracy" and contribute to the war effort, though they were denied equality at home. Learn more about their experience.


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WW1 America Books and Gifts

Buy great gifts at shop.mnhs.org — and know that every purchase you make supports MNHS and preserves our state's history.

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National League for Womans Service poster

Researching Minnesota in the Great War

World War I, or "The Great War," was a profound turning point in world history. For many Minnesotans, the Great War was the first international event to directly impact their lives. Learn more about the war effort abroad and the great political and social changes happening at home in Minnesota.