Please join a conversation about the name of Historic Fort Snelling. While the name of the 1820s fort will remain Fort Snelling, MNHS wants to know: what do you think the 23-acre historic site should be called?
Construction to create a revitalized historic site begins soon, and our vision is to provide a place to learn, share, and connect to all of the complex stories that shape our history in Minnesota.
The stories shared at Historic Fort Snelling include multiple eras and perspectives — enabling more Minnesotans to see their own history reflected there. These include expanded stories of soldiers, veterans and their families, enslaved and free African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Native Americans who have lived in the area for 10,000 years.
Does this name “Historic Fort Snelling” reflect the history of the place, and the many different people who have crossed paths there throughout time?
Contribute to the conversation through this survey and at upcoming public meetings through November 15, 2019.