History is now.



COVID-19 Update

All MNHS historic sites and museums are temporarily closed. Details

History at Home

History at home.

Explore online resources

Until we can welcome you back to our sites and museums, we invite you to continue to learn about history with us online.


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Make a donation

History matters, now more than ever. Please consider making a special online gift today to help us bridge the funding gap created by the pandemic.

History Matters

Contact your legislators

Email your legislators in support of MNHS's bonding request.



Storied & more videos

Discover the stories we share. Uncover the real people behind the dates with the Storied series, then go on to explore the rest of our educational, entertaining video content.

Featured MNopedia Article

View of Main Street in Red Lake Falls.

Red Lake County Courthouse Fire

An effort to move the Red Lake County seat from Red Lake Falls to Thief River Falls in 1909 divided the citizens of the county. A suspicious courthouse fire on April 23 of that year brought the situation to a head.


Staring down the Tiger book.

Staring Down the Tiger

Read captivating stories of the courage, resilience, and everyday brilliance of Hmong American women.

MNHS Press

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Shop the History at Home e-book sale

For a limited time, select MNHS Press e-books are on sale for just $4.99. Browse our virtual bookstore to discover fascinating stories about Minnesota people, places, eras, and events.


Online Exhibit

 Native Minnesota.

Our Home: Native Minnesota

Learn about Native communities in Minnesota, including stories of survival, resiliency, and adaptation.

Gale Family Library

A baby is adopted by a family.

Researching your family history

Research your family's history online with our digital resources.


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Distance learning resources

Online and low-tech educational resources to support Minnesota's teachers and students.