Statewide/Topical Historical Organizations in Minnesota

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AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
Phone: 612-871-4907
Email: info@americanswedishinst.org
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MUSEUM OF INDIGENOUS AMERICANS
Social Science Building
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 507-537-6224

ASSOCIATION OF THE FRENCH OF THE NORTH
Mailing address:
Box 101, Red Lake, MN 56750
Phone: 218-253-2270
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THE BAKKEN
3537 Zenith Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 612-927-6508
Email: info@thebakken.org
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BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
2088 Larpenteur Ave W, 
(located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota)
St Paul, MN 55113
Phone: 612-626-9660
Email: info@bellmuseum.org
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CASS GILBERT SOCIETY
P.O. Box 4066
Saint Paul, MN 55104-4066
Phone: 651-644-8836
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CHATFIELD BRASS BAND & MUSIC LENDING LIBRARY
81 Library Lane SW (Reading Room)
PO Box 758
Chatfield MN 55923
Phone: 507-867-3275
Email: chatband@selco.info
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CYCLING MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 580201
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Phone: 612-486-2553
Email: info@cmm.bike
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CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLES:

Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable
Meetings held at:
Fifty North (The Senior Center),
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Northfield, MN
Website

Hiawatha Valley Civil War Roundtable
Meetings held at:
160 Johnson St.
Winona, MN 55987
Email: dnl1.peterson@gmail.com
Phone: 507-459-3140
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Rochester Civil War Roundtable
Email: rgkrom42@gmail.com
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Saint Croix Valley Civil War Roundtable
Meetings held at:
102 2nd St N, 
Stillwater, MN 55082
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Twin Cities Civil War Roundtable
c/o Mitchell Rubinstein
442 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Email: kenflies@comcast.net
Phone: 651-224-6429
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CROFT MINE HISTORICAL PARK
N. 8th Street and 2nd Avenue E.
Crosby, MN 56455
Phone: 218-546-5466 Business 1
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DANISH-AMERICAN CENTER
3030 West River Parkway S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-729-3800
Email: dainfo@dac.mn
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EVELYN PAYNE HATCHER MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Room 113, Stewart Hall
Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-308-4790

FIREFIGHTERS HALL AND MUSEUM
664 22nd Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612-623-3817
Email: info@firehallmuseum.org
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GAMMELGÅRDEN IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MUSEUM
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN 55073
Phone: 651-433-5053
Email: info@gammelgardenmuseum.org
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GOLDSTEIN MUSEUM OF DESIGN
241 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-624-7434
Email: gmd@umn.edu
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GERMANIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE
301 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55102
Phone: 651-222-7027
Email: office@gai-mn.org
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GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT
170 Mile Creek Road
PO Box 426
Grand Portage MN 55605
Phone: 218-475-0123
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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
193 Pennsylvania Avenue E.
Saint Paul MN 55130-4319
Email: board@gnrhs.org
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GREYHOUND BUS MUSEUM
1201 Greyhound Blvd.
Hibbing MN 55746
Phone: 218-263-5814
Email: greyhoundbusmus@qwestoffice.net
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HENNEPIN MEDICAL HISTORY CENTER
915 S 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-873-6485
The MMC Collection is located in BL.227.
The HCMC Collection is located in BL.226
Website

HERITAGE ORGANIZATION OF ROMANIAN AMERICANS IN MINNESOTA
Mailing address:
543 Lincoln Ave
St Paul, Minnesota 55102
Cultural Center:
Landmark Center
3rd floor, Room # 319
St Paul, MN
Phone: 651-336-2466
Email: info@hora-mn.org
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HMONG ARCHIVES
343 Michigan Street
Saint Paul MN 55102
And:
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-641-8351
Email: support@hmongarchives.org
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HMONG MUSEUM
422 University Avenue W, Suite 14
St. Paul, MN 55103
hmongmuseum@gmail.com
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IMMIGRATION HISTORY RESEARCH CENTER
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Suite 311
University of Minnesota
222-21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455-0439
Phone: 612-625-4800
Email: ihrc@umn.edu
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IRONHORSE CENTRAL RAILROAD MUSEUM
24880 Morgan Avenue
Chisago City MN 55013
Phone: 651-336-4531
Email: thompson@ironhoursecentral.com
 

IRON RANGE RESEARCH CENTER
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone: 218-254-7959
Fax: 218-254-7971
Email: archivist@mndiscoverycenter.com
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JAMES K. HOSMER SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central Library, 4th Floor
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401
Phone: 952-847-8200 to schedule an appointment
Email: specialcoll@hclib.org
Website

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MIDWEST
4330 South Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis MN 55416
Phone: 952-381-3360
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KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS
400 N. Hiawatha Avenue
Pipestone MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-3734
Email: pipe@iw.net
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LAKE ITASCA REGION PIONEER FARMERS
516 10 St. W.
Park Rapids MN 56470
Phone: 218-259-3569
Email: lakeitascapioneerfarmers@gmail.com
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LAKE OF THE WOODS STEAM & GAS ENGINE ASSOCIATION
Roosevelt MN 56673
Phone: 218-442-6381
Email: weolson@wiktel.com
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LAKE REGION PIONEER THRESHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION
120 Threshermen Drive
Dalton, MN 56324
Phone: 218-589-8918
Contact form
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LAKE SUPERIOR MARINE MUSEUM VISITOR CENTER
Located in Canal Park in Duluth
PO Box 177
Duluth, MN 55801
Phone: 218-727-2497
Email: info@LSMMA.com
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LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD MUSEUM
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth MN 55802
Phone: 218-727-8025
Email: trains@northshorescenicrailroad.org
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LEGACY OF THE LAKES MUSEUM
205 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-759-1114
museum@legacyofthelakes.org
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MILWAUKEE ROAD HERITAGE CENTER
301 State Road, Suite 1
Montevideo MN 56265
Phone: 320-269-8426 or 320-269-5866
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MINNEAPOLIS AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER
1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612-879-1700
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FARMAMERICA - MINNESOTA AGRICULTURAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
7367 360th Ave
Waseca, MN 56093
Phone: 507-835-2052
Email: info@farmamerica.org
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MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND GALLERY
1256 Penn Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Email: info@maahmg.org
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MINNESOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM
Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation, Inc.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
670 General Miller Drive
Saint Paul MN 55111-4114
Phone: 612-713-2523
Email: msp04332@isd.net
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MINNESOTA CONFERENCE ARCHIVES
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-230-6149
Website

MINNESOTA DISCOVERY CENTER
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone: 800-372-6437 or 218-254-7959
Email: info@mndiscoverycenter.com
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MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME
304 W Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320-616-2011
Email: mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
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MINNESOTA GOOSE GARDEN
3136 355th Avenue
Sandstone, MN
Phone: 320-390-2323
Email: info@minnesotagoosegarden.com
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MINNESOTA MASONIC HERITAGE CENTER
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-948-6500
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MINNESOTA MILITARY MUSEUM
Operated by the Military Historical Society of Minnesota
15000 Highway 115
Camp Ripley
Little Falls MN 56345-4173
Phone: 320-616-6050
Email: connect@mnmilitarymuseum.org
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MINNESOTA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
27 N. Broadway
New Ulm, MN  56073
Email: 507-354-7305
Email: MMHF@newulmtel.net
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MINNESOTA STATE FAIR HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER
1841 W Dan Patch Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108
Website

MINNESOTA STREETCAR MUSEUM
Mailing address:
PO Box 14467
Minneapolis, MN 55414-0467
Museum Sites:
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
2330 West 42nd Street
Minneapolis, MN
Excelsior Streetcar Line
Excelsior, MN
Phone: 952-922-1096
Email: info@trolleyride.org
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MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Mailing address:
PO Box 25
Chisago City MN 55013-0025
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MINNESOTA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
193 Pennsylvania Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55130
Phone: 651-228-0263
Email: admin@mtmuseum.org
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MINNESOTA VALLEY ANTIQUE FARM POWER AND MACHINERY ASSOCIATION
5030 20th Avenue SW
PO BOX 226
Montevideo MN 56265
Phone: 320-564-2419
Email: chipgrube@yahoo.com
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MINNESOTA VETERINARY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
2469 University Avenue (mailing address)
1365 Gourtner, Room 143
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-645-7533
Email: info@mvma.org
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MINNESOTA WING, COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE
Hanger #3 Fleming Field
310 Airport Road
South Saint Paul, MN 55075-3551
Phone: 651-455-6942
Fax: 651-455-2160
Email: info@cafmn.org
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NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Mailing Address:
193 Pennsylvania Ave. E
St. Paul, MN 55130
Physical Address:
Archives at Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul
Email: schre010@tc.umn.edu

NORTHWEST ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVES
Suite 213 Elmer L Anderson Library
University Of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-3550
Email: ascref@umn.edu
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NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
1510 St. Olaf Avenue (Mailing)
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507/786-3221
Email: naha@stolaf.edu
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NOWTHEN HISTORICAL POWER ASSOCIATION
PO Box 43
Rogers, MN 55374
Phone: 952-253-5774
Email: nhpamn@yahoo.com
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NORTHWEST AIRLINES HISTORY CENTER
Museum address:
Crowne Plaza Aire Hotel
3 Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN
Mailing address:
10100 Flying Cloud Drive
Suite A306
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4016
Phone: 952-698-4478
Email: info@northwestairlineshistory.org
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PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING
3517 Raleigh Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416-0030
Phone: 952-926-8198
Email: contact@pavekmuseum.org
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PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT
36 Reservation Avenue, Box 727
Pipestone, MN 56164-1269
Phone: 507-825-5463
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POLISH AMERICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA
43 Main Street SE, Suite 228
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-378-9291
Email: office@pacim.org
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POLISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM
102 Liberty Street
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-454-3431 Email:info@polishmuseumwinona.org
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RAILROADING HERITAGE OF THE MIDWEST AMERICA
d/b/a Friends of the 261
4322 Lakepoint Court
Shoreview, MN 55126
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SPAM Museum
101 3rd Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-437-5100
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ST. CROIX COLLECTION
Stillwater Public Library
223 4th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082-4806
Phone: 651-275-4338, ext. 4876
Email:splinfo@ci.stillwater.mn.us
Website

ST. PETER STATE HOSPITAL MUSEUM
100 Freeman Drive
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-931-7250
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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL HISTORY
PO Box 291
Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 507-537-7373
Email: jan.louwagie@smsu.edu
Website

SOMALI MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
1516 East Lake Street #11
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-234-1625
info@somalimuseum.org
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SOUTHWEST STATE MUSEUM of NATURAL HISTORY
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 507-537-6178
Email: betsy.desy@smsu.edu
Website 

MINNESOTA TERRITORIAL PIONEERS
393 Dunlap Street N
Suite 820
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-379-1849
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MIDWEST ART CONSERVATION CENTER
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120
Email: umca@aol.org
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US HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
801 Hat-Trick Avenue
PO Box 657 (mailing address)
Eveleth, MN 55734-6657
Phone: 218-744-5167
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Vintage Baseball Clubs

The Quicksteps
Halsey Hall Chapter,
Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR)
Box 581781
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1781

The Roosters of Rochester
Olmsted County Historical Society
1195 West Circle Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-282-9447

The St. Croix Baseball Club
Washington County Historical Society
PO Box 167
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-5956
Email: stcroixbc@wchsmn.org


 

W. BRUCE FYE CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Plummer Building, 3rd Floor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507-266-2294
Website

WELLS FARGO HISTORY MUSEUM
90 S. 7th St., Skyway Level
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-667-4210
Email: wfmuseum.mn@wellsfargo.com
Website

WESTERN MINNESOTA STEAM THRESHERS' REUNION
Route 3, Hawley, MN 56549
Phone: 218- 937-5211
Route 1, Box 1K, Fargo, ND 58103
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WORLD WAR II HISTORY ROUND TABLE - Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Branch
Mailing Address:
The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WW2 History Round Table
7220 Fleetwood Drive
Edina, MN 55439
Email: email@mn-ww2roundtable.org
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