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Covid-19 Updates

MNHS sites and museums temporarily closed

For the continued safety of our staff and visitors, and in accordance with Governor Walz’s executive order, all MNHS sites and museums are temporarily closed. Details


Gift memberships.

MNHS gift memberships

Give an MNHS gift membership and put a little holiday past into someone’s holiday present! Gift membership cards will be mailed to you by December 16.

Collections Item of the Day

This photography from 1940 shows Mrs. Deubener and guest, Mrs. Theiston, sharing the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with the pets in St. Paul.

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.

Featured Event

Knowing your worth.

Tue., Dec 1, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Native Women Changemakers

Join Native changemakers Dr. Jill Doerfler (White Earth Ojibwe), Jayme Davis (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), and Nevada Littlewolf (Leech Lake Ojibwe) as they talk about navigating the complications of dual citizenship in their tribal nations and the US, along with the importance of the Native vote and the work that remains today for Native women.


Member Double Discount Days.

Double Discount Days

Members save 20% on regularly priced one-of-a-kind Minnesota-inspired gifts during Double Discount Days, Nov. 19 - Dec. 6.

History is Now

History is now.

History is Now

We are living in a historic moment. Together, Minnesotans and MNHS are capturing and sharing history in real time. Join us in creating conversations that lead to real connection, deeper reflection, new questions, and purposeful action.


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.

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

MNHS Press

Daybreak woman book.

Wed., Dec 9, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Daybreak Woman" Virtual Book Launch

In this extraordinary biography, historian Jane Lamm Carroll uses the life of one mixed-heritage woman and her family as a window into American society, honoring the past’s complexity and providing insights into the present.

Online Exhibit

Votes for Women online exhibit.

Votes for Women

On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, find your inspiration in these stories of Minnesota women. Learn how the landmark 19th Amendment was one step in the struggle to overturn barriers to voting rights that persist to this day.

Gale Family Library

A baby is adopted by a family.

Researching your family history

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


Girl working at a computer.

Distance learning resources

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