Media Can Reprint 600+ Articles on Local History from MNopedia, MNHS’ Online Encyclopedia of Minnesota

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 31, 2017
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Media Can Reprint 600+ Articles on Local History from MNopedia, MNHS’ Online Encyclopedia of Minnesota

Since 2011, MNopedia has been an ever-growing encyclopedia of Minnesota history. Today the site has over 600 curated articles from across the state—on topics from the evolution of Dakota beadwork to Betty Crocker.

All articles are published under a Creative Commons license, and media outlets are invited to reprint MNopedia articles and help share these local history stories more broadly as a free resource for educators, researchers and history enthusiasts.

MNopedia is always searching for writers and new topics to cover to continue to grow the site’s coverage; please contact program manager Linda Cameron at linda.cameron@mnhs.org with inquiries. MNHS also offers structured grants to organizations to support writing and research of new MNopedia articles to expand the site’s content. More information can be found here.  

MNopedia is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit 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.

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