MNHS Web Archive

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  • 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.
  • Dakota Language and Grammar
    This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for Dakota language learners.
  • Governors of Minnesota
    Portraits and biographies about all of Minnesota's governors. Also includes first ladies, the governor's residence and much more.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.