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

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Logos

Minnesota History Center Logos

Minnesota History Center Logos

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News Releases

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
October 25, 2017 Photo Opp: Rare Japanese Friendship Doll Returns to Minnesota from Tokyo
October 11, 2017 December 2017 Events, Programs & Exhibits
October 3, 2017 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
October 2, 2017 The 1968 Exhibit: Historical Background
October 2, 2017 The 1968 Exhibit: Timeline
October 2, 2017 The 1968 Exhibit: Images
October 2, 2017 50 Years After 1968, How Far Have We Come?
October 2, 2017 The 1968 Exhibit: Related Programs
October 2, 2017 The 1968 Exhibit: Exhibit Walkthrough
September 27, 2017 Celebrate Halloween, Harvest Season, Day of the Dead and More This October
September 25, 2017 Innovative Game-Based Field Trips Expand to ‘Minnesota’s Greatest Generation' Exhibit
September 21, 2017 National Award Recognizes MNHS’ Work with Memory Loss Community
September 12, 2017 November 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits
August 17, 2017 Celebrate the Great Minnesota Get-Together with MNHS
August 3, 2017 Mexican and Mexican-American Veterans from St. Paul’s West Side Featured in New Photography Exhibit
August 3, 2017 Contemporary Native American Artists Connect with Traditional Art Forms in New Exhibit
August 3, 2017 Renewing What They Gave Us IMAGES
July 31, 2017 Fall Programs Support Extension of “WW1 America” Exhibit at Minnesota History Center
July 31, 2017 Media Can Reprint 600+ Articles on Local History from MNopedia, MNHS’ Online Encyclopedia of Minnesota
July 29, 2017 WW1 America: Mural Project
July 29, 2017 PHOTO OPP: “WW1 America” Exhibit Extended, WW1-era Model T Cars Visit History Center Today
July 12, 2017 September 2017 Events, Programs & Exhibits
July 10, 2017 MEDIA ALERT: Family Donates Personal Items to MNHS from WWII Soldier Sgt. James Hubert
June 28, 2017 Virginia, Minn., Fountain and Rock Garden Earn National Recognition
June 28, 2017 New Donations from Macy’s Help Tell a Century of Stories at Former Downtown Dayton’s Store
June 26, 2017 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
June 22, 2017 Organizations Receive $402,675 in Grants to Support Minnesota’s History and Cultural Resources
June 16, 2017 Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C.
June 14, 2017 August 2017 Events, Programs & Exhibits
June 12, 2017 Twin Cities Students Earn Scholarships from Minnesota Historical Society
May 26, 2017 Minnesota Historical Society Thanks Governor Dayton, Legislature for Funding
May 24, 2017 Makeshift Prison Weapons and Tools Offer a Glimpse of Life Behind Bars at Stillwater Prison
May 19, 2017 New Ways to Explore ‘WW1 America’ Include a New Search, a Big Sale and Donuts
May 12, 2017 Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Odanah, Wisconsin Artists Selected for 2017 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program
May 8, 2017 July 2017 Events, Programs & Exhibits
May 5, 2017 Discover What’s New at 26 History Destinations This Summer
May 3, 2017 State History Day Competition Sends 60 Minnesota Students to Nationals
May 2, 2017 History Student Asking for Your Help to Tell the Story of a WWII Silent Hero
May 2, 2017 Cambridge-Isanti History Teacher Works to Tell the Story of a Fallen WWII Hero
April 19, 2017 Hmong American Day at Minnesota History Center May 14
April 12, 2017 June 2017 Events, Programs & Exhibits
April 4, 2017 MEDIA ALERT: Prince Display Honors Legend 1 Year After Passing
March 16, 2017 MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
March 8, 2017 May 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits

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