The Minnesota Historical Society recognizes members who have generously provided for MNHS in their estate plans by inducting them into the Legacy Society.

Every October, MNHS hosts its annual Legacy Society Luncheon. At this luncheon we welcome new Legacy Society members and pay tribute to longtime MNHS members and supporters who passed away in the prior year. Watch the presentation from October 2, 2023: 19th Annual Legacy Society Celebration, featuring Don Wildman. If you are interested in learning more about how to set up a planned gift for MNHS through your estate, or want to learn more about the MNHS Legacy Society, please contact us

New Inductees

MNHS welcomes the new members who joined the Legacy Society between July 2022 and June 2023. We are grateful to these generous members who have included MNHS in their estate plans.

  • Susanne Huttner
  • Michel and Barbara Nelson

In Memoriam

The Minnesota Historical Society acknowledges the following members of the Society we lost over the past year. These generous individuals and families made a lasting impact, and their contributions and support will never be forgotten.

  • Audrey Anderson 
  • Richard Carlson 
  • William J. Casey 
  • Ada Drache 
  • Curtis Dunnavan 
  • Douglas Heidenreich 
  • Al Hilde Jr.
  • Janice Johnson
  • Malcolm McDonald
  • Dr. Julian Plante
  • Evelyn Sweasy
  • Maxine Wallin