Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

‘Then Now Wow’ Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center Nov. 23

From past to present, many “Wow!” moments have shaped this great state. Come learn about them in the largest exhibit ever created by the Minnesota Historical Society!

Designed primarily for families and schoolchildren, visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring Minnesota’s distinctive places from the prairies and forests to the cities, and meet the people who have made their homes here.

Exhibit visitors will step inside a prairie sod house and explore what life was like for a pioneer family; board a Twin Cities streetcar and peek out the windows at different eras and locations; don a headlamp to venture underground in an Iron Range mine; hitch a ride on a boxcar through Southwestern Minnesota; sit in a modern tipi to learn about Dakota history and culture; and encounter artifacts and images unique to Minnesota’s diverse people and historic events.

“Then Now Wow,” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.


This site is updated regularly with descriptions and data related to Legacy projects funded through the Minnesota Historical Society by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF).
Further information about the use and impact of all Legacy Funds can be found on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Minnesota's Legacy site.