The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and protects the objects, documents, places, and buildings that make Minnesota home.

Grants | History Help | Preserving History


Legacy Grants

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program funds projects in the state of Minnesota focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage.

Heritage Partnership Program

A competitive grant program that funds capacity building and program development of history-based partnerships throughout the state.

State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid

A competitive grant program that funds capital projects for historic preservation of publicly owned and used buildings.

History Help

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Local History Services

Augment your history organization's development and your own management skills with these tools and services designed to help you interpret and preserve the history of your community.

Preservation Specialists Directory

The Preservation Specialists Directory is a resource of companies and individuals that can provide services for your grant projects.

Preserving History

Building and Site Preservation

Tools and resources for preservation of historic buildings. Resources to help you take care of the structures and places that matter to you.


MNHS Conservation provides services to all Minnesota Historical Society divisions and departments. It also provides advice and technical assistance to other organizations and the general public.

Minnesota State Archives

The Minnesota State Archives identifies, collects, and preserves the historically valuable records of almost 4,000 state and local government units in Minnesota, and offers assistance to government agencies.

State Historical Record Advisory Board (SHRAB)

The Minnesota State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) advocates for and supports the preservation of records of enduring historical value to Minnesotans.