Introducing the Minnesota History Mobile App!

For immediate release

Release dated: 
June 11, 2015
Media contacts: 

Alison Aten, MNHS Press, 651-259-3203,

Introducing the Minnesota History Mobile App!

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Minnesota History magazine, and what better way to celebrate than with something new? Whether you're new to the journal or a long-time reader, you can now enjoy the Minnesota History app—FREE to Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) members and print subscribers! Single copies and subscriptions are also available for purchase.

Minnesota History is a lively, richly illustrated journal about the history of the state and the Upper Midwest. Published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, Minnesota History features engaging articles on fresh topics ranging from the stonecutters at the Minnesota State Capitol, to Hmong needle workers, to food co-ops of the 1970s. Whatever the topic, Minnesota History articles are original, soundly researched, and intriguingly written.

In addition to articles selected by expert referees, Minnesota History features regular departments that examine art and objects from MNHS collections, interpret historical photos, and reflect on landmarks of the built environment. Book reviews and book notes are also included in each issue.

The app includes every story, department, and photo from the print version, plus so much more:

  • Added photos
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Maps
  • Links to other publications of the Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • And many other interactive features

Minnesota History is published four times a year, in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Members of the Minnesota Historical Society receive the journal as a member benefit. Single issues and subscriptions are also available for purchase from individuals and institutions.

Advance Praise:

"The new Minnesota History app is an invaluable asset. In addition to the well-researched articles we depend upon, its crisp, clean images expand to show detail, and its extra material, including video, adds a new dimension to the stories. Ease of navigation makes it readily accessible to a variety of readers, and the growing library of back issues will make the app a go-to resource on state and regional history." –Thomas Saylor, professor of history, Concordia University, St. Paul

Explore more about Minnesota History online.

Images and media trial issues available upon request.


Find it on iTunes and Google Play under Minnesota History magazine.

Individual issues are available for $4.99.

One year subscriptions are $19.99.

FREE to MNHS members.

The Minnesota Historical Society also publishes MNHS magazine three times per year for its members and the general public. MNHS is free of charge and dedicated to informing Minnesotans about the programs, events and work of the Minnesota Historical Society statewide.

The new Minnesota History app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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About the Minnesota Historical Society

MNHS is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at:

MNHS is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.