Support MNHS

Since 1849, the Minnesota Historical Society has been preserving, sharing, and connecting people to our state's stories. Your support as individuals, families, businesses, or foundations helps us harness the power of history to transform lives. Gifts to MNHS are tax deductible. Please use tax ID 41-0713907.

Become a member

Your historic adventure begins with membership, with free general admission to all 26 MNHS historic sites and museums for a full year.

Make a gift

Tax-deductible donations of all sizes help MNHS provide extraordinary services to nearly one million visitors each year.

North Star Circle

North Star Circle members are a distinguished group of supporters who serve as Minnesota history’s strongest advocates.

Planned giving

Making a gift to the Minnesota Historical Society through your estate ensures MNHS remains strong for future generations.

Endowment giving

Help preserve and share Minnesota's heritage for the benefit of all Minnesotans.

Corporations and foundations

Contributing to MNHS supports a variety of programs and services that benefit communities statewide.


Volunteers from diverse backgrounds are essential to help tell the story of all Minnesotans.


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