News Releases

January 2021
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January 8, 2021 Black History, Black Voices Focus of Free Virtual Programs Offered Week of Dr. MLK Jr’s Birthday
January 8, 2021 2021 History Forum Takes on ‘E Pluribus Unum’ in Series of Virtual Lectures by America’s Preeminent Historians
January 6, 2021 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota History Center to Welcome Back Visitors Jan. 14
December 2020
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December 23, 2020 Legacy Amendment Provides $361,000+ in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide
December 3, 2020 More than $3.5 Million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants Awarded to Organizations Statewide
November 2020
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November 23, 2020 Oliver Kelley Farm Donates More Than 9,000 lbs of Food
November 11, 2020 MNHS Honors Excellence in Research and Writing for 'Minnesota History' Magazine with Solon J. Buck Award
November 10, 2020 St. Paul Student Needs Your Help To Tell The Story of a World War II Silent Hero®
November 9, 2020 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2021
October 2020
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October 20, 2020 As Election Nears MNHS Shares New Voting History Resources
October 2, 2020 Annual Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting Moves Online in 2020
October 2, 2020 Legacy Amendment Provides $288,000+ in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide
September 2020
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September 3, 2020 Minnesota History Center to Welcome Back Visitors Oct. 1
August 2020
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August 12, 2020 Oliver Kelley Farm to Welcome Back Visitors for Saturday Programs Starting Aug. 22
August 12, 2020 Oliver Kelley Farm 'Grows' Community
August 3, 2020 MNHS Marks 100 Years Since Passage of 19th Amendment with Online Exhibit
August 3, 2020 IMAGES Votes for Women
July 2020
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July 24, 2020 MNHS to Provide Historical Context for Debate Over Monuments and Memory
July 16, 2020 MNHS Announces Second Round of Layoffs
July 10, 2020 MNHS Announces Plans for Historic Sites and Museums in 2020
July 10, 2020 MNHS Historic Sites and Museums open/close grid
June 2020
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June 21, 2020 Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Virtual Competition
June 17, 2020 Split Rock Lighthouse, Jeffers Petroglyphs to Reopen July 15
June 5, 2020 Duluth Lynchings 100 Year Anniversary Marked with Week of Remembrance
May 2020
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May 5, 2020 Legacy Amendment Supports $388,00+ in Small Grants to History Organizations Across Minnesota
May 4, 2020 50+ Students From Across Minnesota Receive Top Honors to Compete at National History Day
April 2020
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April 28, 2020 Minnesota History Day Tackles COVID-19 By Shifting Competitions to New Virtual Format
April 23, 2020 Minnesota Historical Society to Document, Share COVID-19 Stories
April 16, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society Closes Sites and Museums Through June 30; Announces Partial Furlough of Staff
April 13, 2020 MNHS Reinforces Commitment to Inclusion with New Staff Appointments
April 10, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Split Rock Lighthouse to Light Beacon Tonight to Support Fight Against COVID-19
April 8, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums to Remain Closed Until At Least May 4
April 3, 2020 Discover a Variety of MNHS Resources to Engage in History at Home
April 2, 2020 MNHS Supports Distance Learning with Free Online Access to Its Minnesota History Textbook
March 2020
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March 26, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums to Remain Closed Through May 1
March 13, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society Historic Sites and Museums Close to the Public Through March 31
March 12, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota History Day Regional Competitions Move Online Due to COVID-19 Concerns
March 11, 2020 May 2020 Events, Programs and Exhibits
February 2020
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February 24, 2020 MEDIA ALERT: Expanded Spring Hours Kick Off March 1 at Split Rock Lighthouse
February 13, 2020 Minnesota Couple’s World War II Love Letters Join MNHS Collection Just in Time For Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2020 April 2020 Events, Programs & Exhibits
January 2020
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January 29, 2020 Minnesota Historical Society Preserves Warner Nature Center’s Archives After Its Closure
January 23, 2020 Legacy Amendment Supports $450,000+ in Small Grants to History Organizations Across Minnesota
January 15, 2020 St. Paul Student-Teacher Team Chosen to Study World War II in Hawaii
January 13, 2020 More than $4 Million in Large Grants Awarded to Support State History Across Minnesota
January 8, 2020 March 2020 Events, Programs & Exhibits
January 8, 2020 The History of ‘Minnesota History’ On View at the Minnesota History Center through March 29, 2020
December 2019
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December 12, 2019 Test Your Rock and Roll Knowledge with Music History Trivia at the Minnesota History Center in January, February and March
December 11, 2019 New Art Exhibit Investigates Climate Change in Northern Minnesota's Forests Through Botanical Arts
December 11, 2019 February 2020 Events, Programs & Exhibits

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