The Minnesota Historical Society has been preserving and sharing content since 1849 — nine years before Minnesota's statehood. This set of content-rich projects represents current and recent efforts to develop and share historical resources online.
These resources cover a broad range of topics and information.
A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events and things in Minnesota history.
An educational Geographic Information System (GIS) with more than 250 digital map layers and direct links to related historic resources.
Fascinating items from MNHS collections, presented through blog posts, videos and more.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books on the history, art and culture of the Upper Midwest.
A chronological compendium of remarkable and curious events in the history of the North Star State.
A lively, richly illustrated magazine published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Find issues and articles dating back to 1915.
A game of chance, an impossible time machine, a historical mashup generator and a fun way to enter MNHS collections.
These projects focus on specific themes and concepts.
A resource for learning about the war, its causes and its far-reaching consequences.
A Minnesota Historical Society Press blog highlighting new publications, awards, events and other news.
An overview of Dakota, Lakota and Nakota cultural objects that can be found in the Minnesota Historical Society’s historical artifacts collection.
A trip through the heart and history of Minneapolis' most vibrant neighborhood.
The extensive Mondale Papers document the Vice President's career, life and family.
A starting place for exploration of the rich and complex history of Minnesota's involvement in the U.S. Civil War.
A graphic visualization of life at Fort Snelling based on primary sources, including ledger book data and weather and mail records.
Maud Hart Lovelace, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many other Minnesota authors are featured in this extensive resource.
Portraits and biographies about all of Minnesota's governors. Also includes first ladies, the governor's residence and much more.
Explore the fascinating histories of three towns in Minnesota. Primary sources expose you to the hidden treasures of the past.
Background, details and historical documents relating to the tragic events of June 15, 1920.
This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for Dakota language learners.
A Minnesota Historical Society/Science Museum of Minnesota collaboration exploring American Indian culture in the Bishop Whipple collections held by both institutions.
From the battlefields to the displays in the Capitol rotunda, the flags used in the Civil, U.S.-Dakota and Spanish-American wars have been honored and cherished relics for generations of visitors, and each has a special story to tell.
Activities and stories about Minnesota in the years before it became a state.
Explore the stories of four real people who worked in Minnesota's lumber camps, sawmills, farms and flour mills.
Historical information comes from people like you. These projects tell — and in many cases gather — the stories of people from Minnesota and beyond.
A collection of oral histories that represents a unique source of contemporary history through the experiences of the newest Americans, in their own words.
Stories by and about remarkable people who grew up during the Depression, came of age during World War II and participated in the post-war boom.
The Beatles played only one concert in Minnesota: August 21, 1965. Share your memories or read others' stories about this historic event.
Student-produced stories of elders, business owners and residents affected by the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project.
Enjoy learning from others' stories or share the history of houses, buildings, farmsteads, public land, neighborhoods or any place to which you have a personal connection.
Do you have a favorite Minnesota State Fair story or memory? Share it, and read what others have to say.
People of all ages across the state share personal community-based stories. Creative partners helped produce lasting works inspired by those stories.
In 2008, the MN150 exhibit and this online resource documented responses to a question: What person, place, thing or event originating in Minnesota do you think has transformed our state, our country or the world?
Some well-known citizens — Walter Mondale, Kevin Kling and others — tell us what Minnesota means to them.