The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a dynamic and widely recognized and a trusted resource for history. It is highly valued for its historical resources, educational impact, service, advocacy, and leadership.
Established in 1849, MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history.
The Minnesota History Center is home to vast collections of artifacts such as photos, letters, maps, books, state records, battle flags, paintings, Prince's suit from Purple Rain, and so much more. MNHS preserves its collections and historic sites and works for future generations.
MNHS shares resources, collections, and knowledge of history through its sites, programs, exhibits, library, websites, and publications. We encourage the public to share their knowledge, feedback, and experiences with us to improve our services to the community.
MNHS invites the public to explore history through diverse exhibits and programs at 26 historic sites and museums.