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Featured Events

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 7, 10 am - 5 pm & 7 - 8:30 pm | St. Paul

A full day of commemorative activities and special guests on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Sat., Dec 10
Holiday Saturdays
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Dec 10
American Indian Family Day
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Dec 10
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Dec 11
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

Hall of Fame Gridiron Glory Exhibit, Now on View, Buy Tickets Now
Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis, The Photography of Daniel Corrigan
Eugene McCarthy & The 1968 Presidential Election
The history exhibit that plays well with kids.  Now on View Minnesota History Center
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New from MNHS Press

 Book cover for Storm's Coming!

Storm's Coming!

Attentive young Sophie lives with her family at a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior.




Slip behind the scenes with First Avenue photographer Dan Corrigan. Hear how he captured legendary moments in Minneapolis music in this special edition of Storied.

Featured MNopedia Article

Minnesota Representative Terry Morrow (DFL) speaks on the House floor against SF 1308

Minnesota Amendment 1

On November 6, 2013, Minnesota voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution. Minnesota Amendment 1, also called the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, would have limited marriage to heterosexual couples.

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.


holiday gifts

Winter Gift Guide

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

Collections Item of the Day

Lawn Tennis Trophy

A sterling silver trophy from the 1907 Minnesota State Lawn Tennis Championship for women’s...

Gale Family Library

A family in front of their Christmas tree

Uncover the history of your house

Going home for the holidays? Research the history of your childhood home in Minnesota with this helpful guide to house and building history research by the Gale Family Library.


Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

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