History at Home

History at Home.

We invite you to learn about history with us online. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Virtual programs.

Enjoy virtual programs

Join the conversation! Our virtual programs cover fun, compelling, and socially responsive topics that are relevant to Minnesotans today.


Watch our 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.

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Explore your family history

Learn more about your family's history using our wide array of resources. Try this overview, or jump right into records research, including Minnesota birth, death, and census records.


Shop MNHS gifts

Shop for books relating to the fascinating people, long history, and unique culture of Minnesota.

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Use our distance learning resources

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

Votes for Women

To celebrate the 2020 centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, find your inspiration in these stories of Minnesota women.

History is now.

Read a story. Share a story.

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.

Become and expert.

Become an expert on Minnesota

Learn about significant people, places, eras, and events in Minnesota history by exploring MNopediaMinnesota History magazine, and MNHS Press books.

Research our collections.

Research our collections & archives

Search a wealth of records and images from MNHS collections, including photographs, artifacts, digital newspapers, oral histories, works of art, sound recordings, and much more.

Try fun activities and downloads

Looking for fun activities for all ages? Check out our how-to videos, Zoom backgrounds, coloring sheets, and more.