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Explore Historic Locations

Visit iconic landmarks, both standing and lost, to explore Minnesota's rich past.


Play Interactive Trivia

Test your knowledge with engaging local history trivia games and quizzes.


Attend Local Events

Participate in lectures and events that delve deeper into Minnesota's history.


Access Curated Resources

Browse digitized archives, interactive timelines, and other online resources.

Local History Unleashed


Museum Without Walls

Uncover historical stories from every corner of the state! Enjoy captivating exhibits about Minnesota's past.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Embark on a self-guided journey through Minnesota's captivating history at your own pace and convenience.

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Trivia Games

Trivia Games

Test your knowledge with our engaging trivia games and quizzes, designed to make learning about local history fun and interactive.

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Exploring Minnesota's past

The Chronarchivum (Kroh-nar-KHI-vium) Project

A multi-faceted deep dive into a single historical topic.

In-depth Blog Posts

Read captivating stories and insights.

Exclusive Interviews

Hear historians, industry experts, and insiders sharing their unique perspectives.

Educational Media

View a curated collection of related videos, podcasts, and more.

Long-form Articles

Uncover comprehensive narratives that explore the subject from all angles.


In the Spotlight

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Original Red's Savoy (1965 - 2017)

Discover the history of the iconic St. Paul pizza place...

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Blog Post 2
Grain Belt Beer Sign

Read about the history of the iconic sign overlooking the Hennepin Bridge...

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Theodore Hamm Mansion (c. 1886 - 1954)

Learn about the former home of Theodore Hamm and family...

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