History at Home

History at Home.

Until we can welcome you back to our sites and museums, we invite you to continue to learn about history with us online. Here are a few ideas to get you started.


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.

Read a story. Share a story.

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.

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.