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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.
Stephanie
Stephanie
“I learned that the youngest child in the family had to empty everyone’s chamber pot.”
- Stephanie
What was life like for kids in the past? Those stories make history real to students. The Minnesota Historical Society’s sites and museums offer field trips that are designed to get kids engaged.
Maggie
Maggie
“I liked the beaver pelt because it’s soft and it would help keep me warm.”
- Maggie
Looking for a field trip alternative? Our History Players come to you. Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players engage students in an interactive 45-minute lesson.
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.
McKenzie
McKenzie
"These ice skates are cool because you don’t have to tie them, you just slip them on.”
- McKenzie
Artifacts are one way to help kids learn about history. Technology is another. The Minnesota Historical Society offers a variety of online resources designed for both students and teachers.
Clare
Clare
“I love history! It's going to be one of my majors.”
- Clare
Students with a passion for history can become Minnesota Historical Society volunteers starting when they're 14. More opportunities are available for older students...including college internships.
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.
Emily
Emily
“I will remember this field trip!”
- Emily
A field trip can make a lifelong impression on a child. The Minnesota Historical Society offers a variety of field trip programs at our historic sites and museums around the state.
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.

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