Field Trips
Fun, engaging programs at 20 historic sites and museums around the state.

National History Day in Minnesota
Students choose a topic on an annual theme, then research and present papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites.

History Live
Live high-energy, interactive lessons delivered in your classroom via video conference.

Apply for scholarships, grants and subsidies.

Professional Development

Workshops and Webinars
Professional development and workshops for educators.

Inquiry in the Upper Midwest
Primary sources for teachers of K-12! Workshops throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin focus on finding and using primary sources in inquiry-based instruction. Made possible by a Library of Congress grant.

Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education
A collaboration of organizations promoting excellence in social studies education. 

Teaching with Primary Sources
Integrate primary sources into your classroom.

Videos for Teachers
Short professional development videos to introduce new strategies and refresh old skills


Northern Lights
Minnesota social studies curriculum for sixth graders.

Ed Kits
Enrich your lessons and engage students in complex history topics with our classroom kits.

Primary Source Packets
Offer new perspectives about historical people and events with our curated sets of primary sources.

See how MNHS programs and curriculum meet Minnesota standards.

Online Resources
Primary and secondary sources on historical topics.

Join Us

Teacher Membership
All the benefits of membership at a special discount.

6th Grade MN History Pass
Minnesota sixth grade students can visit MNHS historic sites and museums for free!