Minnesota History Magazine

Minnesota History magazine provides history lovers with intriguing stories about Minnesota’s past in full-color, richly illustrated print and digital formats.

  • In-depth articles
  • Lively short features
  • Stunning historic photographs and artwork
  • Digital issue includes a video and interactive extras.

The magazine is published four times a year as a benefit of MNHS membership and is also available by subscription.

Cover of current issue

Current Issue: Winter 2017

Featured in this Issue:

  • Approaching the Capitol: The Story of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall
  • The Minnesota State Capitol: A 1905 Masterpiece Restored to Its Original Grandeur
  • "No Nekkid Lady!": The Controversy Over Alonzo Hauser’s Promise of Youth Sculpture

Previous Issues

Cover of Fall 2016
Fall 2016
  • Senator Allan Spear and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Rebel Girls: Women in the Mesabi Iron Range Strike of 1916
  • The Mesaba Ore and Hibbing News Takes on the 'Big Fellows'
Cover of Summer 2016
Summer 2016
  • Dutch Elm in St. Paul and Minneapolis: A Tale of Two Cities by David Soll
  • "A Gal Named Lou" by Shelby Randall Edwards
  • Brief Life of 1st Lt. Edward Cutter, U.S. Army Air Service by Johannes Allert
Cover of Spring 2016
Spring 2016
  • Minnesotans at the Top of the World by David Christopher Arnold
  • Mr. Budd's Historical Expeditions by Randal O'Toole
  • The Modern Dancer's Skin: Costumes of Gertrude Lippincott by Stephanie Olson