Minnesota Territory 1849-1858
Looking at the TerritoryMeeting the PeopleSeeking a FortuneMaking a HomeThe Exhibit

Making a Home
Settlers homesteaded land, started businesses, and built homes. Their everyday lives are documented in newspaper accounts, letters, diaries, account books, and by the objects they left behind.
Read colorful quotes about Minnesota's climate.
Keeping House
Explore life in Minnesota Territory through the Fuller household accounts.
Are Ya Hungry?
Make hot chocolate and cupcakes using a Territory-period cookbook.