Speak up for history during History Matters Advocacy Day on Monday, March 6, 2023. The 2023 legislative session will be an important year for funding history initiatives. Plan to visit with your legislators and let them know why history matters to you.
Join us at 9 am in person in the L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room at the Minnesota State Capitol or remotely via Zoom for History Matters Advocacy Day.
MNHS CEO Kent Whitworth and MNHS Director of Public Policy David Kelliher will kick off the morning and share how to get involved.
Plan to meet with your legislators to thank them for their support of history and urge them to provide strong funding for MNHS in the 2023 Session.
Please register by Tuesday, February 28.
Contact Rebecca Douden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-500-8067 with questions.
Why you should speak up for Minnesota history
We are thankful for Minnesota’s strong support of history! The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) collects, preserves, and shares Minnesotans’ stories so they may be known and remembered. Please take a moment to speak up for history and express your appreciation to our state’s elected leaders for continued support from the State of Minnesota.
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 fund MNHS
Ask Governor Walz and your state legislators to support strong operating funding for MNHS this legislative session.
Ask state leaders for Legacy funding
Ask Governor Walz and your state legislators to support robust Legacy funding for history this legislative session.
Ask state leaders to support history
Ask your legislators to support the 2023 Capital Budget or “bonding” request for MNHS for preserving historic structures across the state.
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.
- Minnesota Genealogical Society
- Minnesota Historical Society
- Minnesota History Advocates for Research
- Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office