Native American Undergraduate Students Share Museum Fellowship Experiences

For Immediate Release

Release dated: August 7, 2023

MNHS media contacts: Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, or Jack Bernstein, 651-259-3058, 

Capstone project presentations are the culmination of ten-week fellowship

ST. PAUL, Minn (August 7,2023) – Students in the Native American Museum Fellowship (NAUMF) program will share their personal experiences learning about the museum field when they present their Capstone project presentations this week.

Run by MNHS’s Native American Initiatives Department, NAUMF is designed to expose Native American undergraduate students to professional opportunities within the museum, cultural resource, public history, and tribal historic preservation fields. It is a ten-week fellowship, with three weeks of seminars followed by seven weeks in an internship program.

Since launching in 2011, NAUMF has welcomed nearly 100 fellows from around the country, representing 53 tribal nations. Dozens have gone on to pursue careers in the museum industry. This year’s cohort will share their projects and the impact of this fellowship on August 11th.

NAUMF Capstone Project Presentations


August 11, 10am - noon


Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul

If you would like to attend the Capstone presentations or to arrange interviews, please contact Allison Ortiz at 651-259-3051 or

The ten-week MNHS Native American Undergraduate Museum Fellowship program is made possible by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.

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The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.