News Releases

April 2018
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April 30, 2018 50+ Students From Across Minnesota Receive Top Honors to Compete at National History Day in Washington, D.C.
April 27, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society Names Kent Whitworth Director and Chief Executive Officer
April 25, 2018 Students From Across Minnesota Gather at State History Day Competition at University of Minnesota
April 24, 2018 MNHS Reference Librarian Wins Award for Research on Legendary Con Man
April 19, 2018 Central Minnesota Museums Partner to Share Vietnam-Era History
April 17, 2018 Experience Many Different Eras in a Single Visit to Historic Fort Snelling This Summer
April 17, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Daily Experience
April 17, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Summer 2018 Exhibits
April 17, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Special Saturday Events
April 17, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Annual Summer Events
April 11, 2018 $100,000+ Project Brings New Life to James J. Hill House’s Historic Pipe Organ
April 11, 2018 June 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
March 2018
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March 29, 2018 New Exhibit Showcases the Work of Nature Photographer Craig Blacklock
March 28, 2018 Newly Acquired Photos Help Tell Stories of Minnesota’s Japanese-American Soldiers During WWII
March 27, 2018 $350,000 Mellon Foundation Grant Supports New Graduate Program Partnership Between MNHS and University of Minnesota
March 22, 2018 Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants Total $319,701 Across Minnesota
March 21, 2018 MNHS Reaches Milestone with 1 Million Volunteer Hours Donated
March 20, 2018 Two Minnesota Cities to Host "Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience"
March 13, 2018 May 2018 Events, Programs, and Exhibits
March 6, 2018 MNHS and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Partner to Support Emerging Community Leaders
March 5, 2018 ‘Somalis + Minnesota’ Exhibit Opens June 23 at Minnesota History Center
March 5, 2018 Somalis + Minnesota: Partnership
March 5, 2018 Somalis + Minnesota: A Nation of Poets
March 5, 2018 Somalis + Minnesota: Images
March 5, 2018 Somalis + Minnesota: Somali Cookbook
February 2018
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February 13, 2018 April 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
February 12, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society Native American Initiatives Announce New Exhibit, Dakota and Ojibwe Outreach
February 2, 2018 ‘The 1968 Exhibit’ and Related Programs Showcase Varied Stories of Minnesota and American History
February 1, 2018 MNHS’ North West Company Fur Post Now Called Snake River Fur Post
January 2018
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January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Essential Stories
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Program Vision
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Images
January 31, 2018 Deadline Nears for State to Support a Revitalized Historic Fort Snelling
January 24, 2018 Over $300,000 in Legacy Small Grants Go to History Organizations in 22 Counties
January 24, 2018 New Exhibit Explores the Legacy of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival
January 23, 2018 Bob Dylan’s High School Poetry Now Part of MNHS Collections
January 19, 2018 Over $3.2 Million in Historical and Cultural Grants Awarded Statewide
January 16, 2018 Gov. Dayton’s Capital Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization
January 12, 2018 Fort Snelling Revitalization Public Meeting
January 10, 2018 March 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
January 9, 2018 Red Lake Student Selected to Tell a Hero's Tale in Normandy, France
December 2017
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December 20, 2017 20,000+ Low-Income Students Visit MNHS Historic Sites with Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Support
December 13, 2017 February 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
November 2017
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November 28, 2017 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2018
November 27, 2017 Minnesota Historical Society Director and CEO D. Stephen Elliott to Retire June 1, 2018
November 21, 2017 New Oral Histories Document the Stories of Minnesota’s Somali and Oromo Communities
November 8, 2017 January 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
November 2, 2017 Holidays Will Soon Be Here at MNHS Historic Sites
October 2017
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October 25, 2017 Photo Opp: Rare Japanese Friendship Doll Returns to Minnesota from Tokyo
October 23, 2017 New Photography Exhibit Features Icons of the Minneapolis Sound from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to Prince