The Minnesota Historical Society has been preserving and sharing content since 1849 — nine years before Minnesota's statehood. This set of content-rich projects represents current and recent efforts to develop and share historical resources online.
These resources cover a broad range of topics and information.
The ever-popular Item of the Day, plus Civil War and World War I daybooks, all drawn from the extensive MNHS collections.
Learn about history while at home. Here's a good place to start!
A lively, richly illustrated magazine published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Find issues and articles dating back to 1915.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books on the history, art and culture of the Upper Midwest.
A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events and things in Minnesota history.
These projects focus on specific themes and concepts.
Ongoing programs, content, and resources, created by members of Minnesota’s Black community, that center Black voices, history, and issues.
Background, details and historical documents relating to the tragic events of June 15, 1920.
Explore the stories of four real people who worked in Minnesota's lumber camps, sawmills, farms and flour mills.
MNHS resources about the history and culture of Minnesota’s Hmong people.
A vast collection of Ojibwe materials that are part of the MNHS American Indian collection.
A blog about how MNHS assists Native people in connecting with works created by their ancestors, and provides support for learning, practicing, teaching, and recovering culture.
LGBTQ stories and historical resources brought together in one place.
An overview of Dakota, Lakota and Nakota cultural objects that can be found in the Minnesota Historical Society’s historical artifacts collection.
A resource for learning about the war, its causes and its far-reaching consequences.
Learn how the landmark 19th Amendment was one step in the struggle to overturn barriers to voting rights that persist to this day.
The extensive Mondale Papers document the Vice President's career, life and family.
Historical information comes from people like you. These projects tell — and in many cases gather — the stories of people from Minnesota and beyond.
Find meaning in the lives of your neighbors, your community, and your state in a time of pandemic—as together, we capture history in real time.
Stories by and about remarkable people who grew up during the Depression, came of age during World War II and participated in the post-war boom.