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Wander Minnesota: Minnesota And The Civil War

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.

01/15/2013

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Witness To Speak At Ceremony Marking Pearl Harbor

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.

12/07/2012

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Little Bits Of Moon Rocks Now In Minnesota

Back in 1969, the first astronauts on the moon made history. They also brought home about 47 pounds of lunar soil.

11/28/2012

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Minn. Guard To Hand Over Apollo 11 Moon Rocks

Minnesota is preserving a handful of historically significant rock fragments collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the first moon landing.

11/28/2012

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Minn. History Center Exhibit To Mark US-Dakota War

The Minnesota Historical Society is marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with a new exhibit and other programs.

03/17/2012

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Minn. History Center Exhibit To Mark US-Dakota War

The Minnesota Historical Society is marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with a new exhibit and other programs.

03/17/2012

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Listen Up: Best Local Minnesota Arts Podcasts

Even when there isn’t time to visit a museum in person, it’s easy to get a virtual glimpse and any number of exhibitions.

02/06/2012

Alexander Ramsey House (credit: Minnesota Historial Society)

Guide to Minnesota Historical Society Holiday Events

Every once in a while I meet someone who has no idea the range of programming offered by the Minnesota Historical Society, and how fun so much of it is.

11/28/2011

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Historical Society Announces Jobs Cuts; Fee Increases

The Minnesota Historical Society announced plans to accommodate a $1.6 million cut in state government funding for annual operations of its programs.

08/24/2011

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Minnesota State Fair: Can You Hear Me Now?

Taking a historical tour of the Minnesota State Fair is as easy as picking up your phone.

08/23/2011

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2 Historic Minn Properties Designated Landmarks

Two Minnesota landmarks have earned a coveted designation.

08/16/2011

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Wander Minnesota: A Forest Full Of History

The state shutdown has ended, and regardless of what you think of the outcome, at least all the fun places that were closed are now open again, including state parks and the Minnesota Historical Society properties, including this fun stop near Grand Rapids.

07/29/2011

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Minn. Historical Society To Reopen Sites Saturday

The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.

07/19/2011

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Wander Minnesota: The Start of Summer

It may not feel like it, but with Memorial Day this weekend, summer is (un)officially here. Time to think about getting back outdoors after a lengthy winter and draggy spring. But where to go?

05/26/2011

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History Advocates To Meet With Minn. Lawmakers

Some artifacts from Minnesota’s past will be on display at the state Capitol Wednesday as part of History Matters Day.

03/09/2011

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