Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Speak Up for History This President's Day

History MattersJoin fellow history lovers at the Minnesota State Capitol this President's Day, Monday Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for History Matters Day.

Meet costumed historical characters, tour the historic Capitol building, see Civil War artifacts from the Minnesota Historical Society collections and let your legislators know that history matters!

History programs in Minnesota educate our children, boost local economies and preserve and share our state’s unique stories—all for about $6 per citizen, per year.

Each year, history fans gather at the Capitol to learn more about history activities across the state, and to let legislators know about the great educational work that is happening with the help of state general fund dollars, Legacy funding and capital budget dollars.

Visitors can park for free at the Minnesota History Center at 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. in St. Paul and take a free shuttle to and from the Capitol. The shuttle runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those attending can also pick up free passes, at the event, for admission to the History Center on President's Day.

The Capitol is north of downtown St. Paul at 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., accessible from I-94 and I-35E. It is open for free guided tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. The last tour leaves one hour before closing. Reservations are recommended for special events. Call 651-296-2881 for more information.

If you are not able to join us on February 20th at the Capitol, please take a few minutes on that day to communicate with your legislators that History Matters. Go to www.mnhs.org/historymatters for a quick, easy way to get in touch with your legislators.

Read the press release about History Matters Day.

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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.