Urge State Leaders to Fund Historic Fort Snelling

Featured Events

Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders

April 22 2 - 4 pm | St. Paul

Enjoy an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories with several Twin Cities' jazz legends who have achieved local and national acclaim.

Sun., Apr 22
Sun., Apr 22
Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Apr 29
WOW! Family Sundays: Playing Games
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Apr 29
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Become a member

Become an MNHS member

Join Us!

Become a member of the Minnesota Historical Society and get the best deal in history, including FREE regular admission all year long.

Featured Exhibits

The 1968 Exhibit Now on View Minnesota History Center
Parades, places and people St. Paul celebrates winter, Now on view, James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Sights, Sounds and Soul : The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis Now on View Mill City Museum
AMVETS Post #5 Photography by Xavier Tavera  Closing April 22, 2018 Minnesota HIstory Center
Renewing What they Gave Us Native American Artists in Residence Closing April 22, 29018 Minnesota History Center
Now on View Minnesota History Center Then Now Wow
slider in html

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Support Historic Fort Snelling – Take Action Now!

April 4, 2018: Public support for the revitalization project is gaining momentum. Check out these recent Historic Fort Snelling articles.


lava lamp, print, mugs, winter hat


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

New from MNHS Press

Minnesota, 1918.

Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State

A story of trauma, tragedy, and perseverance in a year that proved to be a turning point in the making of modern America.

Featured MNopedia Article

Prince (1958–2016).

Prince (1958–2016)

Prince was a Minnesota-based singer, songwriter, musician, studio engineer, actor, director, dancer, and music legend.

Collections Item of the Day

This photo shows a man having trouble with his 1937 income tax return. Remember, you have until Tuesday, April 17!




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

girl wearing a bonnet

Day camps

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