History Matters

Speak up for history! Let your legislators know that support from the State of Minnesota helps MNHS operate a statewide network of sites and employ talented staff who help Minnesotans learn about the past.

Why you should speak up for Minnesota history

Regardless of our state’s economic situation, it's important to not lose sight of the value of MNHS  and other history organizations to all Minnesotans. Legislators and the governor need to hear from voters that funding MNHS, history education, grants and preservation programs is a good use of tax dollars.

Whenever you speak up for history, you’re making a difference. Effective ways to speak up:

  • Send a message to your state representative, senator, and the governor
  • Have a Zoom meeting with your representative
  • Write a personal letter to your representative
  • Call your representative
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper
  • Tell your friends and colleagues
  • Use social media to spread the word about the importance of history

Support Minnesota history

Ask state leaders to support history

Ask your legislators to support the 2022 Capital Budget or “bonding” request for the Minnesota Historical Society for preserving historic structures across the state.

Support MNHS funding

Preserving the past for future generations

Learn more about history organizations that carry out the work of preserving Minnesota's legacy. Read the 2022 MNHS Legacy Report.