Minnesota History Magazine

Minnesota History magazine provides history lovers with intriguing stories about Minnesota’s past in full-color, richly illustrated print and digital formats.

  • In-depth articles
  • Lively short features
  • Stunning historic photographs and artwork

The magazine is published four times a year as a benefit of MNHS membership and is also available by subscription.

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Current Issue: Winter 2022-23

  • A Gift to All Deaf Minnesotans: A History of St. Paul’s Charles Thompson Memorial Hall
  • The White Red Men: The Improved Order of Red Men in Minnesota, 1875–1920
  • MNHS Press Book Excerpt: “A Child of the Indian Race”: A Story of Return

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Previous Issues

Fall 2022
  • Preserving Minnesota’s Wild Rice: The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Rudy Returns and Minnesota Pivots: The 1982 Election for Minnesota’s Governor
  • “I Thought I Would Wright You a Few Lines”: Solomon G. Comstock and Civil War Veteran Pensions

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Summer 2022
  • “Last Chance Liquor ’til South Dakota”: County Option in Minnesota, 1915–1965
  • A Stranger in a Strange Land: Charles Joseph Latrobe and a Visit to Fort Snelling, 1833
  • MNHS Press Book Excerpt: When Minnehaha Flowed with Whiskey: A Spirited History of the Falls

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Spring 2022
  • Righting a Wrong: Eighty Years Since the Order That Put Japanese Americans Behind Barbed Wire
  • Answering Lincoln’s Call: Hamline University Students and Staff Confront the Civil War
  • From the Archives: William B. Riley and the Fight Against Teaching of Evolution in Minnesota

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