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Featured Events

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26-28 10 am - 5 pm | St Paul

Over Memorial Day Weekend, explore the grounds and engage with the many stories that make up this location's history.


Sat., May 26
Memorial Day Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sun., May 27
Memorial Day Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sun., May 27
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Mon., May 28
Memorial Day Weekend
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., May 29
Kolam Workshop with Ragamala Dance Company
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

The 1968 Exhibit Now on View Minnesota History Center
Native Skywatchers-Earth-Sky-Connections
St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift, Now on View, Mill City Museum
Now on View Minnesota History Center Then Now Wow
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MNHS NEWS

Kent Whitworth

New MNHS director/CEO announced

MNHS will welcome Kent Whitworth as our new director and CEO on July 1, 2018. Currently, he is executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society and a founder of the nationally recognized History Relevance, which is redefining history’s impact on America today.

See News Release.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling Update

UPDATE — May, 22, 2018: The Minnesota Legislature passed the capital budget bill which includes $15 million for the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling and $8 million for statewide historic sites asset preservation. Thank the governor and state legislators.

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1968

Shop for books and gifts related to The 1968 Exhibit at the History Center.

New from MNHS Press

Dirty Doc Ames and the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis.

Dirty Doc Ames and the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis

The story of a mayor and his police department run amok—and of the stunning political collapse that helped launch the Progressive Era.

Featured MNopedia Article

State of MN v. Phillip Morris.

State of MN v. Phillip Morris

The State of Minnesota and the health insurance federation Blue Cross and Blue Shield brought a lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994.

Collections Item of the Day

Grilling season is upon us! This Portable Compak Barbecue Grill was made by KOL, Inc.of 2323 Ellis Avenue, St. Paul, ca. 1950 - 1970.

Storied

Storied.

1968

Explore the tumultuous year of 1968 through the eyes of Minnesotans as they reflect on then and now.

Gale Family Library

Gardening with Minnesota’s Wildflowers and Native Plants.

Gardening with Minnesota’s Wildflowers and Native Plants

The​ ​Gale Family Library has a wide selection of books, art, manuscripts, and pamphlet collections detailing Minnesota’s wildflowers and native plants​ to inspire your spring gardening projects.​

Summer Camps

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Day camps

MNHS day camps, designed for fun-loving kids ages 7–14, are on sale now.