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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Logos

Minnesota History Center Logos

Minnesota History Center Logos

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News Releases

June 14, 2018 Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C.
June 13, 2018 August 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
June 8, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society and AIA Minnesota Begin New Multiyear Partnership
June 7, 2018 MNHS to Decide Future of Grand Mound Historic Site this Fall
June 7, 2018 Grand Mound History
June 7, 2018 Grand Mound Images
May 25, 2018 Longtime MNHS Volunteer Provides Insights into Military Life Memorial Day Weekend
May 21, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society Thanks Governor Dayton for Historic Fort Snelling Support, Legislature for Funding
May 14, 2018 Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps Kicks Off 2018 Field Season
May 9, 2018 Choose MNHS Historic Sites For Your Next Adventure This Summer
May 9, 2018 July 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
May 1, 2018 Minnesota History Day Students Receive Special Awards in 25+ Categories from Vietnam War History to LGBTQ History at State Competition
May 1, 2018 MEDIA ALERT: New Free Exhibit Space Opens at Minnesota History Center
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 11, 2018 June 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
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 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 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
January 31, 2018 Deadline Nears for State to Support a Revitalized Historic Fort Snelling
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Essential Stories
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Program Vision
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Renderings
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Images
January 31, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Spokespeople
January 24, 2018 Over $300,000 in Legacy Small Grants Go to History Organizations in 22 Counties
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 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 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 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

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