Using the Power of History to Transform Lives
History informs, inspires, defines us. It opens us to new ideas. Offers us new perspectives. Brings us closer to the future we long to create.
The Minnesota Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from Civil War-era flags to Prince's suit from Purple Rain. There are photos, letters, maps and a wealth of genealogical information—and all of it is accessible today and for future generations.
Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
Every dollar in support of our mission counts! All new gifts of $35 or more, and any increase of $35 or more over a previous gift, will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Please take a moment now to share your support.
If you are interested in joining the Society or renewing an existing membership, please visit our website at www.mnhs.org/members.