About the MNHS Press

The Minnesota Historical Society Press is a leading publisher of the history and culture of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. The Press advances research, supports education, serves the local community, and expands the reputation of the MNHS through the publication of books and e-products, the Minnesota History journal, and the free, digital encyclopedia, MNopedia.

Our publications


The MNHS Press publishes books under the following imprints:

  • Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Borealis Books
  • MNHS Express

Minnesota History magazine

Minnesota History magazine provides history lovers with intriguing stories about Minnesota’s past in full-color, richly illustrated print and digital formats.

  • In-depth articles
  • Lively short features
  • Stunning historic photographs and artwork

The magazine is published four times a year as a benefit of MNHS membership and is also available by subscription.


MNopedia is a free, curated, authoritative resource about Minnesota. All of our articles are prepared by historians, consulting experts, professional writers, and others who have been vetted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Contact us

Minnesota Historical Society Press
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-259-3205
Fax: 651-297-1345

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Staff contact information

  • Josh Leventhal, Director and Acquisitions Editor (he/him)
    651-259-3218 | josh.leventhal@mnhs.org
    Subrights; community-Press partnerships; editorial and acquisitions inquiries relating to Minnesota popular culture, Scandinavian studies, nature and environment, sports history, military history. Business management, royalties.
  • Alison Aten, Marketing, Publicity and Promotions (she/her)
    651-259-3203 | alison.aten@mnhs.org
    Media contact, author event inquiries, promotions, awards, advertising, website management.
  • Riley Jay Davis, Sales Manager (they/them)
    651-259-3204 | riley.davis@mnhs.org
    Sales inquiries, including special sales/bulk discount; conferences
  • Lizzie Ehrenhalt, MNopedia Editor (she/her)
    651-259-3250 | lizzie.ehrenhalt@mnhs.org
    Editorial process and policy, article requirements and development
  • Matt Horstman, Sales Manager for K-12 (he/him)
    651-259-3435 | matt.horstman@mnhs.org
    Sales to the K-12 education market
  • Daniel A. Leary, Design and Production Manager (he/him)
    651-259-3209 | daniel.leary@mnhs.org
    All design and production inquiries
  • Shannon M. Pennefeather, Managing Editor (she/her)
    651-259-3212 | shannon.pennefeather@mnhs.org
    Editorial freelance inquiries; editorial and acquisitions inquiries relating to food and cooking and children’s picture books
  • Ann Regan, Editor in Chief (she/her)
    651-259-3206 | ann.regan@mnhs.org
    Editorial and acquisitions inquiries relating to Native Americans, Minnesota's diverse peoples, memoirs and creative nonfiction, and general history; permissions; accessibility requests.
  • Editor, Minnesota History magazine
    651-259-3207 | mnhistmag@mnhs.org
    All inquiries relating to the magazine
  • See our Order page or visit your local bookseller to buy our books. Customer service inquiries should be directed to Alison Aten, Marketing Manager, at 651-259-3203 or alison.aten@mnhs.org.

The Minnesota Historical Society Press is a proud member of the Association of University Presses. AUP is an organization of nonprofit scholarly publishers whose 122 members—located in the United States, Canada, and abroad—publish high-quality books, journals, and electronic media for educated readers throughout the world.