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MNHS Statement

Statement on George Floyd

On May 25, George Floyd was murdered. To the Floyd family, we express our heartfelt condolences. We share the deep hurt that our friends, family, and community are feeling in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death. Full statement


COVID-19 Update

All MNHS historic sites and museums are temporarily closed. Details

History at Home

History at home.

Explore online resources

Until we can welcome you back to our sites and museums, we invite you to continue to learn about history with us online.


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Make a donation

History matters, now more than ever. Please consider making a special online gift today to help us bridge the funding gap created by the pandemic.

History Matters

Contact your legislators

Email your legislators in support of MNHS's bonding request.

Featured MNopedia Article

Saint Paul Police Deputy James S. Griffin sitting at his desk, 1960s.

Race and Policing in the Twin Cities

The history of law enforcement in the Twin Cities, as in the rest of the United States, has been deeply influenced by race.


Storied & more videos

Discover the stories we share. Uncover the real people behind the dates with the Storied series, then go on to explore the rest of our educational, entertaining video content.


History is Now

The Minnesota Historical Society is collecting and preserving Minnesotans’ stories related to the COVID-19 health crisis so future generations can learn how the pandemic has impacted our lives.


Staring down the Tiger book.

Staring Down the Tiger

Read captivating stories of the courage, resilience, and everyday brilliance of Hmong American women.

MNHS Press

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Shop the History at Home e-book sale

For a limited time, select MNHS Press e-books are on sale for just $4.99. Browse our virtual bookstore to discover fascinating stories about Minnesota people, places, eras, and events.


Online Exhibit

 Native Minnesota.

Our Home: Native Minnesota

Learn about Native communities in Minnesota, including stories of survival, resiliency, and adaptation.

Gale Family Library

A baby is adopted by a family.

Researching your family history

Research your family's history online with our digital resources.


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Distance learning resources

Online and low-tech educational resources to support Minnesota's teachers and students.