MN Historical Society Laying Off 176 Furloughed Workers, Reopening Select Historical Siteshe Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has announced layoffs and extended furloughs, along with the reopening of some historical sites.
Historical Society To Hold Weeklong Remembrance To Honor 3 Black Men Lynched In DuluthNearly 100 years ago, on June 15, 1920, a mob in Duluth lynched three black men falsely accused of a crime. Their names were Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhi.
Severe Weather Causes Rush To Preserve George Floyd Memorial In MinneapolisThe evening storm that poured across the Twin Cities Tuesday night didn't stop people from paying their respects to George Floyd, and to protect what's being called a sacred spot in Minneapolis.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Closes Museums Through June 30, Partially Furloughs 274 StaffMHS announced the move on Thursday, saying it was needed for the continued safety of their visitors, "in response to ongoing concerns over maintaining social distancing."
'It Bleeds Into The Moment We Are In': June Marks 100-Year Anniversary Of Lynching Of 3 Black Men In DuluthElias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie are remembered with the first memorial to a lynching in this country.
Should The Name Of The Historic Fort Snelling Site Be Changed?The Minnesota Historical Society wants to know your thoughts on the name "Historic Fort Snelling."
Minnesota Historical Society Adds Charles Lindbergh's Goggles To CollectionThe Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has added a pair of Charles Lindbergh’s flight goggles to their collection.
How Did "L'etoile du Nord" Become The State's Official Motto? Good QuestionOn May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state. It would be another three years before “L'etoile du Nord” became the state’s official motto.
Fort Snelling ‘Bdote’ Signs Lead Some GOP Senators To Threaten Minnesota Historical Society Budget CutsFort Snelling sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, which the Dakota people called "Bdote.” But visitor signs at the fort using the word "Bdote" have some lawmakers upset.
Today In Minnesota History: Common Loon Adopted As Official State BirdOn March 13th, 1961, the common loon was adopted as Minnesota's official state bird.
Today In Minnesota History: Notorious Minneapolis Murderer Found GuiltyOn March 8, 1895, one of Minnesota's most notorious murderers was found guilty.
Today In Minnesota History: First State Capitol Burns To The GroundOn March 1st, 1881 the state's first capitol building burned to the ground.
Sacred Burial Site Near Internat'l Falls To Remain Closed To General PublicThe Minnesota Historical Society has decided to keep a sacred burial site located near International Falls closed to the general public, with limited access for Native Americans.
Minnesota Historical Society Obtains More Prince ItemsThe Minnesota Historical Society has obtained two items that illustrate Prince's religious beliefs and desire to control his image.
How To Spend Memorial Day In The Twin CitiesMemorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.