Minnesota History Center

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With its breathtaking views of downtown St. Paul and the State Capitol, the Minnesota Historical Society's History Center is an architectural masterpiece made of Minnesota materials including Rockville granite and Winona limestone. With activities and exhibits for all ages, the History Center is home to an innovative museum, engaging public programs, a modern library, distinctive stores and an award-winning restaurant.

Exhibits

Explore Minnesota's past through exhibits that feature authentic historical objects, hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations. Public programs - featuring speakers, musicians and inventors, just to name a few - add a lively dimension to the exhibits.

Library

The Minnesota Historical Society has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Minnesota since 1849. Today, it is the world's largest repository of Minnesota materials. Research almost any topic, uncover a house's history or trace family heritage - and that's just the beginning of the wealth of information the Library provides!

Museum Stores

The Minnesota History Center's Museum Stores feature Minnesota-themed books, children's gifts, hand-crafted jewelry, collectibles and much more. Both stores feature convenient extended hours during the winter holiday season.

Food and Beverage

Café Minnesota, the History Center's superb café, serves continental breakfast and weekday and weekend lunches. Fresh ingredients, vegetarian and vegan options, savory entrees and an assortment of desserts are all part of the menu.

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Minnesota History Center Images

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Exterior - Entry

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Exterior

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Minnesota History Center Logos

Minnesota History Center Logos

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News Releases

March 16, 2017 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
March 8, 2017 May 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
February 8, 2017 April 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
February 7, 2017 Media Alert: Love is in the Air at MNHS Historic Sites This Valentine’s Day
January 27, 2017 From Western Front to Home Front: How WW1 Transformed America
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Exhibit Experience
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Mural Project
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Opening Events
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Public Programs
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Resources
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Fast Facts 1914
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Spokespeople
January 27, 2017 WW1 America: Images
January 19, 2017 Program Remembers 75th Anniversary of Japanese-American Incarceration During WWII
January 13, 2017 Delve into African-American History at MNHS Historic Sites This February
January 10, 2017 March 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
December 21, 2016 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
December 21, 2016 Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes Dr. Mattie Harper as a Member of New American Indian Initiatives Team
December 14, 2016 February 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
December 2, 2016 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2017
November 16, 2016 Penumbra: Spokespeople
November 15, 2016 ‘Art, Race and a Nation on Stage’ Sets Scene for New History Center Exhibit
November 15, 2016 Penumbra: Exhibit Experience
November 15, 2016 Penumbra: Background
November 15, 2016 Penumbra: Images
November 9, 2016 January 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
November 8, 2016 Over $4.6 Million in Historical and Cultural Grants Awarded Statewide
November 4, 2016 Minnesota Historical Society Announces New Director of American Indian Initiatives
November 2, 2016 Unwrap a New Family Tradition at MNHS Historic Sites and Museums This Season
November 1, 2016 New Director of Heritage Preservation Joins MNHS
October 28, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Half Price Tickets for Gridiron Glory this November
October 20, 2016 Swedish American Newspapers Available Online for the First Time
October 18, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Enjoy Fall Fun at MNHS Historic Sites During MEA Break
October 12, 2016 December 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits
October 4, 2016 Minnesota Historical Society Seeks Input on Next Steps for Capitol Art
September 28, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Spooky and Spectacular Events at MNHS Sites All October
September 19, 2016 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
September 19, 2016 D’Amico Catering Announces Sept. 20 Grand Opening of Market House by D’Amico at the Minnesota History Center
September 15, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Explore the Tastes of the Green Line with MNHS and The Heavy Table
September 14, 2016 November 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits
September 12, 2016 MEDIA ALERT: Vikings Great Carl Eller Signs on as Spokesperson for ‘Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’
September 1, 2016 Governor Proclaims September ‘Local Heritage Preservation Month’
August 25, 2016 10 Great Moments in Minnesota Stadium History
August 19, 2016 Minnesota Historical Society Announces Three New Leadership Positions
August 10, 2016 October 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits
August 9, 2016 Minnesota Historical Society Honored with National Award for New Exhibit on 'WW1 America’
July 29, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $225,000 Grant Awarded to the Minnesota Historical Society to Support the Effective Use of Digitized Primary Sources in K-12 Classes
July 22, 2016 Volunteers Needed to Get 'Ready for Some Football'
July 22, 2016 Grants Available for Minnesota History Researchers
July 13, 2016 September 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits

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