Minnesota Historical Society
Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.
On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Don’t let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.
These five museums are notable in that their stores provide a focal point of products unlike any other site in Minnesota.
he South Dakota State Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.
Halloween is still a week away, but there are plenty of spooky events taking place around the Twin Cities this weekend.
Minnesotans are superlative supporters of the arts, which may explain why we have such robust and prominent art destinations. Those who enjoy art will find that each of the following five spots is worth a visit.
No, it’s not a Capitol artwork heist in progress. Portraits and busts of noted Minnesota politicians as well as some framed paintings are being systematically removed from the state Capitol.
The State Capitol renovation is well underway. It’s a $273 million project that’s expected to take several years. And along the way, the renovation is revealing some oddball items that have been hidden for decades. They may not be all that historic, but they’re pretty cool. Much of the Capitol restoration is below ground, where workers are exposing original limestone foundation behind unnecessary walls that were added over the years.
On this national holiday, celebrations are happening all across the Twin Cities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory.
We’ve all heard something like this from our parents or grandparents: “When I was a kid, I walked to school in three feet of snow — up hill, both ways.” But was winter really as bad as they remember? Matt Brickman went to find out.
It’s time to place your bids on pieces of Metrodome history. An auction is underway on more than a dozen items used inside the dome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorities is selling off the contents through the state auction site. Demolition of the building is set for next year.
Minnesota’s puffy-topped Metrodome that has hosted monster truck rallies, the Final Four and the Super Bowl will soon hold its final event. Ahead of its demolition, historians and others are sizing up what should be saved.
Parts of a bridge that are already a painful part of Minnesota’s history are now a part of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Thursday will be six years since the 35W bridge collapsed killing 13 people and injuring 145. Now, that all the lawsuits have been settled, the state is finally ready to give away or salvage the 9 million pounds of steel left behind.
Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for scrap.
Museum and history lovers can take advantage of new or updated tools to sort through Minnesota’s vast menu of attractions.
Minnesota transportation officials might have to follow specific instructions from state lawmakers when disposing of parts from the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge.
Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
Though far from the famed battlegrounds of the American Civil War, and overlapping with the Dakota Conflict of 1862, the Civil War did have an impact on Minnesota, during and after.
A man who witnessed the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, remembers the raid that drew the U.S. into World War II on Friday.
Back in 1969, the first astronauts on the moon made history. They also brought home about 47 pounds of lunar soil.
Minnesota is preserving a handful of historically significant rock fragments collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the first moon landing.