Minnesota History

Minnesota Historical Society Sites

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A complete list of the 26 sites managed by the Minnesota Historical Society. From restored prairie battlegrounds, homes of important historical figures, and well-regarded museums, the Historical Society is an important contributor to Minnesota’s cultural life.

What to Do in Stillwater

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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or just a pleasant day trip, one of the best places to try is the small town charm of historic Stillwater, Minnesota just east of the Twin Cities on the scenic banks of the St. Croix River.

Granite Falls: Minnesota River Town

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Small town Granite Falls on the Minnesota River features the historic Volstead House Museum, a WWII air museum, and a spirited arts community. Just over two hours’ drive from Minneapolis, it makes for an easy overnight or weekend getaway.

The Lac qui Parle Mission and State Park

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The Lac Qui Parle Mission provides a glimpse into some of the earliest interactions between the Indians of the Upper Minnesota River area and the first white settlers, including Joseph Renville, who was instrumental in creating a system of writing the Dakota language.