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Samanth
Samanth
“The History Center has a lot of cool artifacts and exhibits.”
- Samanth
The Minnesota History Center is an interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits. It also hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year.
Brandon
Brandon
“It was awesome!”
- Brandon
Imagine having a history field trip that travels to your classroom. History Live presents high-energy lessons led by museum staff, using interactive video conferencing technology.
Austin
Austin
“I think it’s cool because it is so old!”
- Austin
It’s exciting for kids to do their own research and make their own discoveries. Participating in National History Day is a great way for them to learn in-depth research skills.
Brayden
Brayden
“My favorite thing was the Army display, because I like to learn about the war.”
- Brayden
The Minnesota’s Greatest Generation exhibit at the History Center teaches kids about the Great Depression, World War II and the baby boom.
Shujaa
Shujaa
“When you learn about your family history, you learn about yourself.”
- Shujaa
Students can research genealogy -- or any Minnesota history topic -- at the Minnesota Historical Society's Gale Family Library. It's free, and researchers of all ages are welcome.
Lydia
“I liked the really big hail stone in the weather exhibit.”
- Lydia
The History Center’s Weather Permitting exhibit lets students experience Minnesota’s weather events the safe way – indoors! Kids can ride out the Fridley tornado in a re-created 1960s basement.
Najma
Najma
“When you use technology to access history, it's more exciting.”
- Najma
We're always exploring new ways to engage students, like a history game app that's now in testing. Stay informed about our latest offerings by subscribing to our free education e-newsletter.
Annika
Annika
“I learned that this contraption makes it easier to catch chickens without them running away.”
- Annika
Seeing history first-hand helps kids connect with the past. The Minnesota Historical Society offers field trip programs around the state, and a limited number of scholarships are available.
David
David
“I especially liked the art.”
- David
Images are a great window into the past. We use them in our exhibits – and you can use them in school projects. Just search the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections online to find what you want.

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