Historic Adventures MNHS.


Featured Events

A man pressing apples to make cider.

Make Apple Cider Day

Oct 19 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Preston

Along with a guided tour, visitors can participate in a different hands-on demonstrations, including making apple cider with an 1800s-era cider press and apple butter using 19th-century methods.

Tue., Oct 15
"#MeToo in Minnesota History" Exhibit Opening
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Oct 15
History Lounge: Slaveholders in the North Star State
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Oct 19
Minneapolis Brewery Bus Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

Prince: Before the Rain Exhibit, now on view.
First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center.
Jingle dress exhibit.
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Historic Fort Snelling

Images from fort snelling.

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Join a statewide conversation about the name of this important historic place. Take the online survey or attend a public meeting.


Split Rock Lighthouse Puzzle.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Explore souvenirs from one of Minnesota's best known landmarks.

New from MNHS Press

My Mighty Journey book cover.

My Mighty Journey

The story of the past twelve thousand years of Minnesota told from the perspective of the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River, with stunning artwork by Gaylord Schanilec.


Featured MNopedia Article

1964 Polaris sales brochure.

Polaris Snowmobiles

Polaris Industries of Roseau, Minnesota, manufactured its first snowmobiles in 1956. In the years since then, it has remained an industry leader in production, sales, and innovation, even as it has diversified into other, more lucrative product lines.

Collections Item of the Day

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! This beaded placemat, birchbark napkin ring, and red napkin is titled, "Traditional Foods." Made by apprentice Terri Hom, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Native American Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Gokey.


 Queer Voices

Storied: Queer Voices

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, we asked some of the editors and contributors to the new MNHS Press book, "Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride" about what the LGBTQIA movement means to them. 

Gale Family Library

Tollefson family.

It’s National Family History Month

Dig into research with our family history guides.


Three teenagers and a guide at Ramsey House.

Free Field Trips

Transport students to hands-on history destinations. Financial assistance provides free or low-cost field trips for Minnesota schools.