News Releases

May 2019
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May 7, 2019 50+ Students From Across Minnesota Receive Top Honors to Compete at National History Day in Washington, D.C
May 2, 2019 MNHS Expands Its Work with Veterans at Historic Fort Snelling, Including Free Admission Offer
April 2019
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April 30, 2019 MNHS and U of M Celebrate First Graduates of the Heritage Studies and Public History Program
April 25, 2019 1,000+ Students From Across Minnesota Compete in State History Day at University of Minnesota May 4
April 12, 2019 $300,000+ in Legacy Small Grants Support History Projects Across Minnesota
April 10, 2019 June 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
March 2019
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March 13, 2019 Free March Workshops Help those Living with Dementia and their Caregivers Use Museums to Better their Lives
March 13, 2019 May 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
March 11, 2019 New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress and Marks Its 100th Anniversary
March 8, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: New Free Exhibit Shares Stories of Immigrants to Minnesota From 22 Different Countries
February 2019
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February 28, 2019 MNHS Adds Personal Papers of Minnesota Authors Maud Hart Lovelace and Delos Lovelace to Collections
February 28, 2019 Starch Madness: Will Your Favorite Cookie ‘Crumble’ Under the Pressure?
February 21, 2019 ‘Eternal Beauty’ Exhibit Focuses on Landscape Art of Minnesota Painter Nicholas Brewer
February 15, 2019 Split Rock Lighthouse’s Longest-Serving Keeper Retires After Nearly Four Decades on Lake Superior
February 13, 2019 Historic Fort Snelling Renderings
February 13, 2019 April 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
February 8, 2019 Get an All-Access Pass with New ‘First Avenue’ Exhibit
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: Exhibit Experience
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: Timeline
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: MNHS Press resources
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: Images
February 7, 2019 Grant Supports New Training Program for Native Americans Interested in Museum Careers
February 5, 2019 Historic Fort Snelling Spokespeople
February 5, 2019 Construction to Start Fall 2019 on Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization
January 2019
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January 31, 2019 Minnesota Historical Society and Woodbury Police Work Together to Add a History Lens to Implicit Bias Training
January 29, 2019 New and Improved Library and Archives Catalog Makes Searching Even Easier
January 25, 2019 Minnesota History ‘Whatever’ Returns for Third Year March 25
January 25, 2019 $350,000+ in Legacy Small Grants Support History Projects Across Minnesota
January 9, 2019 March 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
January 2, 2019 ‘The 1968 Exhibit’ Closes in January with Slate of Programs that Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 2, 2019 Somali Dance and Weaving Featured in 2019 at MN History Center
December 2018
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December 21, 2018 MNHS Announces 2019 Legacy Research Fellowship Awards
December 19, 2018 New Prince Artifacts Chronicling His Career Pre-Stardom Join Minnesota Historical Society Collections
December 13, 2018 $4.8 Million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants Awarded to Organizations Statewide
December 12, 2018 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2019
December 12, 2018 February 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
December 11, 2018 Commentary: Elevating historically silenced narratives long overdue
November 2018
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November 30, 2018 Unique Christmas Tree Brings Holiday Cheer to MNHS Collections
November 16, 2018 New Free Exhibit Examines Mass Incarceration in Minnesota and the US
November 14, 2018 January 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits
November 5, 2018 Ring in the Holidays at Historic Sites Across Minnesota
October 2018
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October 31, 2018 New Photography Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Local Department Stores From Dayton’s to Donaldson’s
October 26, 2018 Sacred Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans
October 22, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society Announces New Chief Financial Officer
October 18, 2018 MNHS Staffer Caps Off Over Year-Long Project to Digitize 700+ Women’s Hats
October 18, 2018 MNHS Honors Excellence in Research and Writing for ‘Minnesota History’ Magazine
October 10, 2018 December 2018 Events, Programs & Exhibits
September 2018
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September 28, 2018 Swiss Artist Transforms Mill City Museum into Light Art Sculpture on Oct. 6
September 27, 2018 New Art Exhibit Celebrates the Career of Minnesota Artist Charles Beck
September 26, 2018 Find Thrills, Chills and Fall Fun at MNHS Historic Sites in October

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