News Releases

March 2020
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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
December 5, 2019 St. Paul Santa Donates Suit to Minnesota Historical Society After 30 Years of Bringing Christmas Cheer
December 2, 2019 MEDIA PREVIEW: 'Our Home: Native Minnesota' Exhibit Preview Week Starts Today, Monday, Dec. 2, Meet Artist Randilynn Boucher Friday, Dec. 6
November 2019
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November 26, 2019 100+ Newly Digitized Photo Albums Preserve Family Memories Throughout Minnesota History
November 20, 2019 2020 Exhibits from the Minnesota Historical Society
November 19, 2019 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2020
November 14, 2019 Celebrate Holiday Traditions and Create Merry Memories at MNHS Historic Sites in December
November 13, 2019 Friday is Final Day for Public Input Survey on the Name for Historic Fort Snelling
November 13, 2019 January 2020 Events, Programs & Exhibits
November 8, 2019 MNHS Honors Excellence in Research and Writing for Minnesota History Magazine with Annual Solon J. Buck Award
November 5, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: Enjoy a Trip to MNHS Sites and Museums to Kick Off the Thanksgiving Holiday
October 2019
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October 29, 2019 New Mill City Museum Exhibit Showcases the Story of St. Anthony Falls Through Prints by Local Artist Gaylord Schanilec
October 28, 2019 MNHS Digitizes Andrew Volstead Papers to Mark 100th Anniversary of the National Prohibition Act Oct. 28
October 14, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: "#MeToo in Minnesota History" Opens Tomorrow in Irvine Community Gallery
October 10, 2019 Minnesota Historical Society Welcomes New Split Rock Lighthouse Manager
October 9, 2019 December 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits
October 4, 2019 Legacy Amendment Supports $360,000+ in Small Grants to History Organizations Across Minnesota
September 2019
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September 30, 2019 Rare 1839 Map of Fort Snelling Now Accessible to Researchers in the Gale Family Library
September 26, 2019 Encounter Séances, Sweets and Scares at MNHS Historic Sites in October
September 24, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: 'Purple Rain' Motorcycle Rolls into History Center Today
September 17, 2019 ‘Our Home: Native Minnesota’ Opens Dec. 7, 2019, at Minnesota History Center
September 17, 2019 Our Home: Native Minnesota Exhibit Experience
September 17, 2019 Our Home: Native Minnesota Related Resources
September 17, 2019 Our Home: Native Minnesota Images
September 17, 2019 Our Home: Native Minnesota Exhibit Developers
September 16, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: Get to Know Prince Before ‘Purple Rain’ with Allen Beaulieu Photo Exhibit and Dez Dickerson Panel Discussion, Sept. 21 and Oct. 1 at the Minnesota History Center
September 11, 2019 November 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits
September 9, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: Public Meetings Scheduled Statewide to Gather Input on the Name for Historic Fort Snelling
August 2019
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August 29, 2019 $242,129 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Supports Digitizing Minnesota Newspapers in MNHS Collection
August 21, 2019 In Support of Expanded Stories, MNHS to Gather Public Input on the Name for Historic Fort Snelling
August 15, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: MNHS Adds Local History to the Great Minnesota Get-Together
August 14, 2019 October 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
August 8, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: Dr. Daniel Immerwahr, Author of “How to Hide an Empire," Offers Free Talk at Historic Fort Snelling's Making of Modern America Day Aug. 17
August 5, 2019 Shaping an Icon Through Rarely Seen Prince Images
August 1, 2019 MEDIA ALERT: Mill City Live Outdoor Concert Series Kicks Off Next Week
July 2019
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July 31, 2019 Mill City Museum’s Water Lab Exhibit Gets First Major Updates Since Opening in 2003