The following websites are no longer being maintained, but have been archived for ongoing public use. Some functionality may be limited.
- 10,000 Books Blog
A Minnesota Historical Society Press blog highlighting new publications, awards, events and other news.
- A Place in Time: A Look at Fort Snelling’s Past
A graphic visualization of life at Fort Snelling based on primary sources, including ledger book data and weather and mail records.
- Becoming Minnesotan: Recent Immigrants and Refugees
A collection of oral histories that represents a unique source of contemporary history through the experiences of the newest Americans, in their own words.
- Civil War Letters of the Christie Family
Letters from three brothers fighting in the Civil War. Digital images of some of the most interesting letters from the collection are online. Typed transcripts have been created to make the letters easier to read.
- Dakota Language and Grammar
This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for Dakota language learners.
- Directory of Minnesota Photographers
The directory provides biographical and historical information about commercial photographers and photographic studios.
- Governors of Minnesota
Portraits and biographies about all of Minnesota's governors. Also includes first ladies, the governor's residence and much more.
- Governor Ventura Speeches Collection
These speeches were delivered by Governor Jesse Ventura to a variety of audiences, from high school students to policy advisors to journalists.
- Jeffers Petroglyphs Preservation Project
Conservation work has improved environmental conditions at the Jeffers historic site and resulted in the exposure of thousands of additional stone carvings.
- Lumberjack Math
Combines the study of math and social studies for grades 5 - 8.
- Minneapolis Music Collection
In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, the creative explosion in Minnesota's thriving black and white rock music scenes expanded the state's cultural identity far beyond the shores of Lake Wobegon.
- Minnesota and the Civil War
A starting place for exploration of the rich and complex history of Minnesota's involvement in the U.S. Civil War.
- Minnesota and the Civil War Collections
A rich collection of primary source materials (government records, manuscripts, photographs, art, artifacts) and secondary resources (books, published diaries, official sources) relating to the Civil War.
- Minnesota Author Biographies
Maud Hart Lovelace, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many other Minnesota authors are featured in this extensive resource.
- Minnesota Communities
Explore the fascinating histories of three towns in Minnesota. Primary sources expose you to the hidden treasures of the past.
- Minnesota Dressmakers
Learn about prominent dressmakers, their work and their clients in Minnesota between 1880 and 1920.
- Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories
Oral History interviews conducted between 1967 and 2012 with some of Minnesota's recent immigrant groups
- Minnesota Maps Collections
The MNHS map collection consists of about 19,000 maps and nearly 2,000 volumes of atlases. The collection strongly emphasizes the state of Minnesota from 1849 to the present.
- Minnesota's Constitution(s)
Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Democratic and Republican versions.
- Pioneers of the Medical Industry in Minnesota
These interviews document the development of the medical technology industry in Minnesota through the people who generated the ideas, designed the products, and created the marketing organizations that form the industry.
- Tales of the Territory
Activities and stories about Minnesota in the years before it became a state. Based on a past Minnesota History Center exhibit.
- The Battle Flags of Minnesota
From the battlefields to the displays in the Capitol rotunda, the flags used in the Civil, U.S.-Dakota and Spanish-American wars have been honored and cherished relics for generations of visitors, and each has a special story to tell.
- Voices of Minnesota
Audio, video and written transcripts from more than 1,300 interviews in the MNHS Oral History collection.