COVID-19 Update

MNHS sites and museums temporarily closed

The health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, interns, and community is our highest priority. In response to ongoing concerns over social distancing in public, all MNHS historic sites and museums are closed. This includes in-person events, field trips, and rentals.

Until we can welcome you back to our sites and museums, we invite you to explore History at Home with us online. MNHS supports Minnesota's teachers and students with distance learning resources.

MNHS wants to document the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota through your stories. We will be taking digital submissions throughout the coronavirus health crisis. Please submit your story.

Please note:

  • While the Gale Family Library is closed to visitors, limited library services may be accessed via website and email.
  • Our online store is operating with reduced staff and order fulfillment may be delayed. Email with any questions:
  • National History Day in Minnesota competitions have moved online.
  • To reschedule a school field trip, please fill out an online request form or email
  • For more information and to exchange tickets, please email

COVID-19 Resources: