Minnesota Historical Society Education: New History Workshops, Online Courses and Memberships for Teachers

For immediate release

Release dated: 
August 22, 2013
Media contacts: 

Julianna Olsen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3039 • julianna.olsen@mnhs.org
Joanna Danks • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3149 • joanna.danks@mnhs.org

Minnesota Historical Society Education: New History Workshops, Online Courses and Memberships for Teachers


Teacher WorkshopsEach year, the Minnesota Historical Society supports hundreds of teachers statewide with workshops, seminars, online courses and curriculum resources that enhance their ability to engage their learners.

The Minnesota Historical Society hosts day, evening and even multi-day workshops around the state designed to immerse teachers in history content. Topics include “Meeting the New Elementary Social Studies Standards” and a historic site immersion experience at the North West Company Fur Post in Pine City.

Visit www.mnhs.org/tedworkshops for a complete list.

Limited subsidies are available for lodging, mileage and substitute teacher reimbursement. Visit www.mnhs.org/scholarships for more information.

Online Courses
In partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Society has developed online professional development for Minnesota teachers. New in 2013 is an online course, “A History of Minnesota” that focuses on pre-statehood through modern Minnesota. The courses are self-paced and conveniently available all year long. Courses include downloadable primary-source
activities for the classroom, video clips and a comprehensive list of resources.

Ongoing Support, Teacher Membership
Behind every Minnesota Historical Society education program is support for teachers, including support materials and teacher’s guides for exhibits and curriculum kits. In addition, the Society offers Teacher Memberships at reduced rates. They include free regular admission to the Society’s 26 historic sites and museums, a subscription to “Minnesota History” magazine and “History Matters” newsletter, member updates, access to a Teacher Member web page, reciprocal benefits at nearly 250 other historical societies and museums, as well as discounts on Society purchases.