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Releases, alerts, and statements

March 2022
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March 10, 2022 Saturday Tours Return To The Minnesota State Capitol Beginning March 12
March 3, 2022 'Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd' Exhibit Opens at Mill City Museum on March 17
February 2022
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February 10, 2022 BACKGROUNDER: Fine Art at the Minnesota Historical Society
February 9, 2022 State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Program Supports $745,003 in Grants for Historic Preservation of Publicly Owned Minnesota Buildings
January 2022
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January 20, 2022 Legacy Amendment Supports $6,193,687 in Large Grants to History Organizations Across Minnesota
January 12, 2022 Legacy Amendment Supports $270,130 in Small Grants to History Organizations Across Minnesota
January 6, 2022 Art Speaks at the Minnesota History Center
January 4, 2022 The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums
December 2021
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December 16, 2021 Celebrate the Season with 'Extraordinary Women' and 'Sinclair Lewis'
December 14, 2021 The Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes New Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Brian Juntti
November 2021
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November 17, 2021 Celebrate the Season at Minnesota Historical Society Sites this Fall and Winter
November 15, 2021 Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes New Members to its Executive Council in 2022
November 4, 2021 Split Rock Lighthouse Hosts Annual Beacon Lighting Event
October 2021
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October 13, 2021 Mill City Museum to Welcome Back Visitors Nov. 4
September 2021
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September 15, 2021 History Forum Explores the Past in the Present with “Source Code” Themed Lecture Series by Distinguished Historians
August 2021
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August 31, 2021 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society Reinstates Indoor Face Mask Requirement for the Safety of Guests and Staff
July 2021
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July 26, 2021 Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Jingle Dress, Canoe Making and Quillwork
July 23, 2021 MNHS Archaeology Uncovers New Stories at Historic Fort Snelling
July 20, 2021 Legacy Amendment Provides $432,940 in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide
July 12, 2021 Take in the Beauty of Split Rock Lighthouse with Special After Hours Program July 31
June 2021
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June 29, 2021 Recently Acquired Confederate Shirt and 1906 Cavalry Uniform Speak to Expanded Military Stories at Historic Fort Snelling
June 19, 2021 Minnesota Students Take Top Honors at National History Day Virtual Competition
June 18, 2021 Mill City Museum Welcomes Back Visitors with New Programs
June 2, 2021 Legacy Funds Support Statewide History-Based Partnerships in 2021
June 1, 2021 Free Outdoor Concerts Return to History Center July 6
May 2021
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May 20, 2021 MEDIA ALERT: Split Rock Lighthouse Expands Access to Lighthouse, Tickets on Sale Today
May 11, 2021 Early Issues of ‘Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder’—State’s Oldest Black-Owned Newspaper—Now Available Online
May 10, 2021 Making Sense of Minnesota’s Racial Divide with Resources from MNHS
May 7, 2021 Historic Fort Snelling Offers Discounted Admission in 2021
May 4, 2021 Legacy Grants of More Than $10,000 Available for History Projects Statewide
May 2, 2021 Awards Announced Tonight at State History Day Competition
April 2021
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April 9, 2021 MNHS Announces Plan for Historic Sites and Museums in 2021
April 8, 2021 Legacy Amendment Provides $268,000+ in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide
April 5, 2021 Grants Available to Publicly Owned Historic Properties for Preservation-related Projects
March 2021
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March 8, 2021 Race, Religion, Politics and a Pandemic: Stories of Minnesota Author Sinclair Lewis Ring True 100 Years Later
March 5, 2021 Name Restoration and Name Changes Focus of Series About Public Places
February 2021
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February 24, 2021 Minnesota Students Say There’s No Stopping Us with National History Day Contest
February 17, 2021 MNHS Joins Minnesota’s Black Communities to Capture ‘History Is Now’
February 16, 2021 Split Rock Lighthouse Offers New Tour, Programs this Spring
February 5, 2021 MNHS Transfers Portion of Lower Sioux Historic Site Back to the Lower Sioux Indian Community
February 2, 2021 From Voting Rights to Civil Rights, New Exhibit Explores ‘Extraordinary Women’
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