News Releases

June 2012
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June 12, 2012 New Mobile Tour Brings the Rich History of the Minnesota River Valley to Life
May 2012
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May 31, 2012 Personal, Family Stories from the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Captured in New Oral History Project
May 23, 2012 Society Curator Earns Fulbright, Helps Finnish Museums Develop National Map Project
May 15, 2012 200 Volunteers From Honeywell, Robbinsdale Cooper High School to Make Enhancements to Historic Oliver H. Kelley Farm
May 9, 2012 New Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded as Highly Competitive 2012 Grant Cycle Closes
May 1, 2012 Minnesota Historical Society Wins Two Prestigious Media and Technology Awards
April 2012
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April 30, 2012 Winners of the 2012 State History Day Competition Announced
April 30, 2012 Members of the Media Invited on a Free, Guided Tour of Historic Sites Related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
April 18, 2012 MEDIA ALERT: Revolutionary Americana Items Sold at Auction, Proceeds Benefit Minnesota Historical Society
April 9, 2012 MEDIA ALERT: Historic Grain Elevator Preservation Project to Begin Monday, April 9
April 6, 2012 Investing in Minnesota's Legacy: The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Latest Recipients of Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
March 2012
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March 29, 2012 Collection of Revolutionary Americana to be Sold at Auction, to Benefit Minnesota Historical Society
March 29, 2012 Minnesota Historical Society Publishes Online Index to War Records in Preparation for 1940s Census Release
February 2012
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February 29, 2012 Expanded Online Search Now Available for Public, Journalists
February 15, 2012 Minnesota Historical Society Promotes Jennifer Jones to Director of Library and Collections
January 2012
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January 25, 2012 Preserving Priceless Resources: The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Recipients of Mid-Size and Large Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
January 18, 2012 Minnesotans Build A Valuable Legacy for Future Generations
December 2011
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December 16, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Announces Election of New Executive Council Members
December 1, 2011 Admission Fees Grid, Effective Dec. 1, 2011
November 2011
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November 30, 2011 Minnesota's Bright Future: The Minnesota Historical Society Announces December Recipients of Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
November 28, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Admission to Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums to Increase by $1 as of Dec. 1, 2011
November 18, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Report to be Released Monday, Nov. 21
November 1, 2011 Investing in our Legacy: The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Latest Round of Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients
October 2011
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October 10, 2011 Official Portrait of Governor Tim Pawlenty is Unveiled at Minnesota State Capitol
October 6, 2011 Teachers Give Minnesota Historical Society Interactive Learning Program Top Marks
September 2011
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September 20, 2011 Pipe Organ at James J. Hill House Chosen to Compete for $1 Million in Preservation Funding
September 16, 2011 New Legacy History Investment A Bright Spot in Tough Economic Times
August 2011
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August 24, 2011 $1.6 Million Cut in State Operating Budget Means Service Reductions, Fee Increase at Minnesota Historical Society
August 22, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: New Cell Phone History Tour is Free, Fun and Easy to Use
August 19, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names Peggy Ingison Chief Financial Officer
August 17, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Launches First-Ever Online Encyclopedia About Minnesota
August 12, 2011 Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Mound Earn National Historic Landmark Status
August 11, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names New Deputy Director for Programs, Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services
August 3, 2011 Eagan High School Student Earns Scholarship from Minnesota Historical Society
August 3, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Invites Prospective Grantees to Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Workshops
July 2011
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July 19, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society's 26 Historic Sites and Museums to Reopen Saturday, July 23 After State Shutdown Ends
July 10, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Assists Isanti County Historical Society After Fire Destroyed its Main Building, Collections
June 2011
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June 30, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Historical Society's 26 Historic Sites and Museums Closed due to State Shutdown
June 17, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: MHS to Close if State Shutdown Occurs
June 16, 2011 Minnesota Students Earn Top Honors at National History Day Competition in Washington D.C.
June 2, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Delivers Fabulous Summer Freebie to all 4th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers in the State
May 2011
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May 2, 2011 State History Day Winners Announced
March 2011
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March 28, 2011 Minnesota Historical Society Names Stephen Elliott Director and Chief Executive Officer
March 23, 2011 2-For-1 Admission + Food, Fashion and Family Fun Add Up to Legacy Weekend Celebration at Minnesota History Center April 2-3
February 2011
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February 18, 2011 Minnesota History Coalition Legacy Funding Recommendation
February 16, 2011 Xcel Energy is New Premier Partner for Minnesota Historical Society
January 2011
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January 26, 2011 Minnesota Newspapers Available on Library of Congress Website
January 19, 2011 Legacy History Funds Improve Lives, Communities in Minnesota
January 18, 2011 MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OP: Minnesota Historical Society Using Legacy Funds to Improve Lives
January 14, 2011 Legacy Amendment Images