News Releases

November 2011
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November 28, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Admission to Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums to Increase by $1 as of Dec. 1, 2011
November 18, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Report to be Released Monday, Nov. 21
November 1, 2011 INVESTING IN OUR LEGACY: THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES LATEST ROUND OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANT RECIPIENTS
October 2011
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October 10, 2011 Official Portrait of Governor Tim Pawlenty is Unveiled at Minnesota State Capitol
October 6, 2011 Teachers Give Minnesota Historical Society Interactive Learning Program Top Marks
September 2011
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September 20, 2011 Pipe Organ at James J. Hill House Chosen to Compete for $1 Million in Preservation Funding
September 16, 2011 New Legacy History Investment A Bright Spot in Tough Economic Times
August 2011
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August 24, 2011 $1.6 Million Cut in State Operating Budget Means Service Reductions, Fee Increase at Minnesota Historical Society
August 22, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: NEW CELL PHONE HISTORY TOUR IS FREE, FUN AND EASY TO USE
August 19, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names Peggy Ingison Chief Financial Officer
August 17, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Launches First-Ever Online Encyclopedia About Minnesota
August 12, 2011 Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Mound Earn National Historic Landmark Status
August 11, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names New Deputy Director for Programs, Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services
August 3, 2011 Eagan High School Student Earns Scholarship from Minnesota Historical Society
August 3, 2011 MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES TO ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND WORKSHOPS
July 2011
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July 19, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society's 26 Historic Sites and Museums to Reopen Saturday, July 23 After State Shutdown Ends
July 10, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Assists Isanti County Historical Society After Fire Destroyed its Main Building, Collections
June 2011
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June 30, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society's 26 Historic Sites and Museums Closed due to State Shutdown
June 17, 2011 NEWS ALERT: MHS to Close if State Shutdown Occurs
June 16, 2011 Minnesota Students Earn Top Honors at National History Day Competition in Washington D.C.
June 2, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Delivers Fabulous Summer Freebie to all 4th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers in the State
May 2011
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May 2, 2011 State History Day Winners Announced
March 2011
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March 28, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names Stephen Elliott Director and Chief Executive Officer
March 23, 2011 2-For-1 Admission + Food, Fashion and Family Fun Add Up to Legacy Weekend Celebration at Minnesota History Center April 2-3
February 2011
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February 18, 2011 Minnesota History Coalition Legacy Funding Recommendation
February 16, 2011 Xcel Energy is New Premier Partner for Minnesota Historical Society
January 2011
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January 26, 2011 Minnesota Newspapers Available on Library of Congress Website
January 19, 2011 LEGACY HISTORY FUNDS IMPROVE LIVES, COMMUNITIES IN MINNESOTA
January 18, 2011 MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OP: MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY USING LEGACY FUNDS TO IMPROVE LIVES
January 14, 2011 Legacy Amendment Images
December 2010
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December 14, 2010 MINNESOTA HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE BENEFITS FROM $6.75 MILLION IN LEGACY GRANTS
December 9, 2010 Minnesota Historical Society Names Michael Fox its Interim Director
November 2010
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November 10, 2010 New Traveling Exhibits to Make Stops at Venues Across Minnesota
October 2010
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October 27, 2010 New Funds Available for Historic Properties Affected by Recent Flooding
October 21, 2010 New Online Resource 'Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees' Showcased at Education Minnesota
October 8, 2010 New Field Trip Funding Available through the Minnesota Historical Society
August 2010
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August 25, 2010 Just Launched Cell Phone Tours Give Visitors a New Way to Explore Historic Fort Snelling and the State Capitol
August 23, 2010 Minnesota Historical Society's '1968 Project' Honored with Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Award
July 2010
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July 7, 2010 56 ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE STATE TO RECEIVE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANTS FOR PROJECTS OF ENDURING VALUE
June 2010
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June 30, 2010 Twin Cities High School Students Earn Scholarships from the Minnesota Historical Society
June 7, 2010 Minnesota Students Named National Champions at History Day Competition in Washington D.C.
May 2010
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May 1, 2010 STATE HISTORY DAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED
April 2010
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April 28, 2010 Minnesota Historical Society Library New Summer Hours
April 22, 2010 Minnesota Historical Society Director Nina Archabal to Retire
April 21, 2010 NEW ENDOWMENT FUND HELPS SUPPORT JAPANESE-AMERICAN HISTORY IN MINNESOTA
April 2, 2010 State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Signed into Law by Governor Tim Pawlenty Through Jobs Stimulus Bill
January 2010
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January 27, 2010 83 ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE STATE RECEIVE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANTS FOR PROJECTS OF ENDURING VALUE
January 15, 2010 ARTS & CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND REPORT RELEASED
December 2009
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December 22, 2009 THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARDS FIRST ROUND OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANTS TO 30 ORGANIZATIONS STATEWIDE
October 2009
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October 6, 2009 MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY LAUNCHES GRANT PROGRAM TO PRESERVE STATE'S HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

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