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Releases, alerts, and statements

June 2021
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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
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 'Grows' Community
August 12, 2020 Oliver Kelley Farm to Welcome Back Visitors for Saturday Programs Starting Aug. 22
August 3, 2020 IMAGES Votes for Women
August 3, 2020 MNHS Marks 100 Years Since Passage of 19th Amendment with Online Exhibit
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 Historic Sites and Museums open/close grid
July 10, 2020 MNHS Announces Plans for Historic Sites and Museums in 2020
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