Minnesota Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

$61,036 raised by 300 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

Keep History Alive. 

Your donation will be matched through November 16!

History. It can be relegated to a boring book on a dusty shelf. Or it can be alive

And when history is alive, it transforms you. It places you in the narrative of a grand story. It cultivates your curiosity. It fosters your empathy and inclusion. It teaches you the lessons of the past so you can chart a new course.

How do you keep history alive? Support the Minnesota Historical Society with a gift today and help keep Split Rock Lighthouse shining into the future!

With your partnership, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) preserves and shares Minnesota history. You help create new and innovative experiences for visitors, students, and communities to tell those stories.

This work is vital for our great state. MNHS members know this. In fact, one anonymous member believes so much in this mission that they will match your giftThat means your gift of:

  • $1,000 becomes $2,000
  • $500 becomes $1,000
  • $75 becomes $150
  • $20 becomes $40

Please send your most generous gift today so we can make full use of this incredible match.

This year, your gift during Give to the Max Day will make a big impact in preserving one of Minnesota's most iconic sites, Split Rock Lighthouse. Here’s how:

  1. You enlighten 21st-century learners. Guided tours and state-of-the-art exhibits spark a lifelong interest in history and a love of learning for every visitor.
  2. You help create lasting memories. Visitors create memories to last a lifetime when surrounded by one of the most beautifully preserved places in the country.
  3. You inspire visitors with new exhibits. An illuminating new exhibit just opened at Split Rock! Your support also helps put on special events and exhibits throughout the year.

Here’s how your donation keeps history alive at MNHS:

  • You maintain 26 historic sites and museums that inspire 850,000 visitors each year
  • You bring vibrant, innovative educational opportunities to Minnesota kids
  • You support hundreds of programs, exhibits, and events around Minnesota that bring community together for education that’s fun
  • …and so much more!

Your support has made MNHS one of the largest and most respected historical societies in the nation. Let’s keep it that way!

Keep history alive. Donate today!

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Organization name

Minnesota Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education


345 Kellogg Blvd W
St Paul, MN 55102


(651) 259-3000

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