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Featured Events

Dred & Harriet Scott Day

Dec 4, 1 - 3 pm  | St. Paul

Through performances, reflections and a panel discussion, this program explores the Scotts’ fight for freedom and their contribution to the abolition of slavery, as well as slavery’s legacy and its continued impact on our society.  

Tue., Dec 6
History Flirt: 90s Holidays
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Wed., Dec 7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Wed., Dec 7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Talk
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Dec 10
Holiday Saturdays
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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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 The Thunder Before the Storm

The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt

An invaluable inside look at the birth of a national movement — the big personalities, the creativity, and the perseverance that were necessary to alter the course of Native and American history.




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

The world’s largest peace pipe, installed next to the Rock Island Depot in Pipestone.

World's Largest Peace Pipe

The world's largest peace pipe began with a vision shared by three spiritual people: one Lakota and two Anishinaabe. The pipe stands on the grounds of the historic Rock Island Railroad depot near the entrance to the Pipestone National Monument, home to the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers.

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.


 Heyday book, Paul Bunyan mug, Bundt pan

Member Double Discount Days

MNHS members, enjoy our gift to you: 20% savings off regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired gifts in store and online, Dec. 1-4, 2016.

Collections Item of the Day

Vikes Jersey

A home jersey worn by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter during the 1995 season. Carter...

Gale Family Library

A woman and a man sampling pie

Tastes like fall: recipes and cookbooks at the library

Come browse our comprehensive collection of Minnesota cookbooks for the perfect recipe for your November feasts.


Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

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