Minnesota History Center

Wide view of the Minnesota History Center under a blue sky.

Where Minnesota history lives

Exterior view of the Minnesota History Center under a blue sky.

Where Minnesota history lives

Through inspiring exhibits, thought-provoking programs, live performances, and action-packed discovery, the History Center feeds your curiosity about Minnesota’s stories, people, and places.

Man and little boy take notes in an exhibit.

Featured exhibits

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
Prince: Before the Rain exhibit now on view.

Upcoming special events

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History Forum

"America First"? A History of US Isolationism & Global Engagement with Christopher McKnight Nichols

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$16/MNHS members save 20%
History Forum

"America First"? A History of US Isolationism & Global Engagement with Christopher McKnight Nichols

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$16/MNHS members save 20%
House of Memories

Professional Caregiver Training Workshop

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Mon., Oct 21, 2019, 9:00 am - Noon
Free, registration required

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