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Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

MNopedia: The Minnesota Encyclopedia

We’ve all come to rely on Wikipedia as an extensive source of information on the web. Now, in a similar vein, we have a growing resource of online information about all things Minnesota.

MNopediaThanks to the Legacy Amendment, the Minnesota Historical Society has launched and expanded MNopedia (www.mnopedia.org), the first online encyclopedia about Minnesota. MNopedia provides reliable, multimedia entries related to the state and its history. The site will be tested, refined and broadened with additional content and tools, giving students, teachers, researchers and the public greater access to information, images, documents and other historical resources relating to Minnesota.

Read expert essays on topics from architecture to environment. Explore shorter entries on subjects from the industrial era of Minnesota history. Review historic images plucked from Minnesota Historical Society collections. Then tell us what you think. Post in the MNopedia discussion forum, comment on an essay or entry, or contact an editor at mnopedia@mnhs.org.

That’s the great part of this project—we want you to learn as much as we want to learn from you!

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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.