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Discover a Variety of MNHS Resources to Engage in History at Home
While MNHS historic sites and museums remain closed through May 1, there are still many ways the public can engage with Minnesota history. MNHS has created a new webpage with resources for Minnesotans to do #HistoryatHome all in one convenient place.
At mnhs.org/historyathome, you’ll find options like:
- Explore your family history
Now is a good time to share stories and reflect on family history—then research it online.
- Watch videos to discover the stories we share
From musicians reflecting on their memories of First Avenue (the club turns 50 today!) to artists discussing their work as part of MNHS's Native American Artist-in-Residence Program, viewers will find a variety of engaging video content.
- Become an expert on Minnesota
Discover a wide range of Minnesota stories from diverse perspectives and time periods by exploring MNopedia, Minnesota History magazine and MNHS Press books.
- Research the MNHS collections and archives
Dive into Minnesota records, artifacts, digital newspapers, oral histories, art, photos and much more that MNHS has collected since 1849.
- Color our collections
Find activity books, coloring pages and brain teasers created for Minnesota kids.
- Take advantage of distance learning tools
Explore a variety of educational resources aimed at teachers and students, including free access to the Northern Lights Interactive Ebook.
- Tune into MNHS Press author events
Starting next week, join virtual author events on the MNHS Facebook page, including weekly kids’ storytimes and book launches for Duluth: An Urban Biography by Tony Dierckins and A Woman’s War, Too: Women at Work During World War II by Virginia Wright-Peterson.
In addition, MNHS is working to document the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on Minnesotans as it happens. The public can submit stories, images, videos and more to this form to potentially become a permanent part of the MNHS collection.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit 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 publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partner: Explore Minnesota Tourism.