News Releases

February 2019
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February 8, 2019 First Avenue: Timeline
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: MNHS Press resources
February 8, 2019 First Avenue: Images
February 7, 2019 Grant Supports New Training Program for Native Americans Interested in Museum Careers
February 5, 2019 Historic Fort Snelling Spokespeople
February 5, 2019 Construction to Start Fall 2019 on Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization
January 2019
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January 31, 2019 Minnesota Historical Society and Woodbury Police Work Together to Add a History Lens to Implicit Bias Training
January 29, 2019 New and Improved Library and Archives Catalog Makes Searching Even Easier
January 25, 2019 Minnesota History ‘Whatever’ Returns for Third Year March 25
January 25, 2019 $350,000+ in Legacy Small Grants Support History Projects Across Minnesota
January 9, 2019 March 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
January 2, 2019 ‘The 1968 Exhibit’ Closes in January with Slate of Programs that Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 2, 2019 Somali Dance and Weaving Featured in 2019 at MN History Center
December 2018
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December 21, 2018 MNHS Announces 2019 Legacy Research Fellowship Awards
December 19, 2018 New Prince Artifacts Chronicling His Career Pre-Stardom Join Minnesota Historical Society Collections
December 13, 2018 $4.8 Million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants Awarded to Organizations Statewide
December 12, 2018 New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2019
December 12, 2018 February 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits
December 11, 2018 Commentary: Elevating historically silenced narratives long overdue
November 2018
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November 30, 2018 Unique Christmas Tree Brings Holiday Cheer to MNHS Collections
November 16, 2018 New Free Exhibit Examines Mass Incarceration in Minnesota and the US
November 14, 2018 January 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits
November 5, 2018 Ring in the Holidays at Historic Sites Across Minnesota
October 2018
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October 31, 2018 New Photography Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Local Department Stores From Dayton’s to Donaldson’s
October 26, 2018 Sacred Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans
October 22, 2018 Minnesota Historical Society Announces New Chief Financial Officer
October 18, 2018 MNHS Staffer Caps Off Over Year-Long Project to Digitize 700+ Women’s Hats
October 18, 2018 MNHS Honors Excellence in Research and Writing for ‘Minnesota History’ Magazine
October 10, 2018 December 2018 Events, Programs & Exhibits
September 2018
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September 28, 2018 Swiss Artist Transforms Mill City Museum into Light Art Sculpture on Oct. 6
September 27, 2018 New Art Exhibit Celebrates the Career of Minnesota Artist Charles Beck
September 26, 2018 Find Thrills, Chills and Fall Fun at MNHS Historic Sites in October
September 25, 2018 $330,000+ in Legacy Small Grants Support History Projects Across Minnesota
September 20, 2018 New App and Training Workshops Harness the Power of Museums to Better the Lives of Americans Living with Dementia
September 20, 2018 House of Memories: Dementia Facts & Figures
September 20, 2018 About House of Memories
September 20, 2018 House of Memories: Media Event for App & Workshop Launch on Sept. 24
September 20, 2018 House of Memories: Images
September 19, 2018 New Prince Items Help Document the Life of a Minnesota Musical Icon
September 12, 2018 November 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits
September 12, 2018 MEDIA ALERT: Photographer Wing Young Huie Explores Minnesotan and Chinese Identity in New Free Exhibit Opening Tomorrow
September 12, 2018 ‘The 1968 Exhibit' Fall Programs Include Film Series, Community Conversations, and Talks with Walter Mondale and Stuart Van Cleve
September 5, 2018 Artist Ifrah Mansour Headlines Fall Somali Programs at Minnesota History Center
August 2018
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August 17, 2018 MNHS Celebrates the Great Minnesota Get-Together with Musical Performances, Walking Tours, Photo Ops and More
August 9, 2018 Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Moccasins, Makizinan and Hanpikceka
August 9, 2018 Historic Fort Snelling Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I
August 8, 2018 October 2018 Events, Programs & Exhibits
July 2018
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July 19, 2018 Nationally Known Historian to Stay Overnight Where Dred and Harriet Scott Were Once Enslaved
July 17, 2018 Legacy Amendment Helps History Researchers Uncover New Minnesota Stories
July 11, 2018 September 2018 Events, Programs and Exhibits