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Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books on the history, art, and culture of the Upper Midwest. Founded in 1859, it is the oldest publisher in the state and the largest historical society press in the country. We seek to publish books for a broad audience of general readers and specialists. Understanding that where we come from is crucial to who we are, the press publishes books that explore the importance of place in this rich and varied region we call home. Borealis Books, the national trade imprint of Minnesota Historical Society Press, strives to publish works of enduring value that illuminate our shared quest for identity, place, and heritage. A lively magazine about the history of the state and the Upper Midwest, Minnesota History features well-researched, engaging articles on fresh topics ranging from the early jazz scene in Minneapolis and a historic high-school basketball “dream team” to rural school consolidation and the birth of civil rights in Minnesota.

Ramsey County Historical Society
03/12/2020

Ramsey County Historical Society

Calling all that are proud to live in “The State of Hockey”! Next Thursday, March 19th at Waldmann’s Brewery, longtime sports journalists David La Vaque and L. R. Nelson will present their new book, Tourney Time. Combining archival research, personal recollections, and vivid imagery, this book offers a detailed and insightful history of one of the nation’s greatest high school sports events—the annual state boys’ hockey tournament. The authors will highlight some of the key games, backstories, and some of the players that made each tournament shine, plus share their rankings of the most memorable moments. Copies of Tourney Time will be available for purchase and signing, so don’t miss this ‘beauty’ of an evening and register today @ http://bit.ly/386XI9e.

You can visit the authors & get a signed book at the Let's Play Hockey Expo Saint Paul RiverCentre today and tomorrow! V...
03/06/2020
Minnesota's high school hockey tournament finally gets its own history book

You can visit the authors & get a signed book at the Let's Play Hockey Expo Saint Paul RiverCentre today and tomorrow! Visit the "Tourney Time"/Legacy Hockey booth on the main Kellogg Concourse.

“We wanted to fill a need that we thought the tournament deserved,” said “Tourney Time” co-author David La Vaque. The book highlights the 75-year tournament's memorable moments and great Minnesota players, including Herb Brooks, John Mayasich and Neal Broten.

Meet the authors of the new book "Tourney Time" at the Let's Play Hockey Expo this week at St. Paul's RiverCenter. At th...
03/02/2020
Beyond The Pond: Bob Motzko, Bill Guerin, Tourney Time and The Tourney Preview

Meet the authors of the new book "Tourney Time" at the Let's Play Hockey Expo this week at St. Paul's RiverCenter. At the Legacy.Hockey booth on the main concourse. Books will be available for purchase.

It's a high school hockey-heavy Beyond The Pond, though the show starts out with a couple of VIP guests. Gopher Men's Hockey Head Coach Bob Motzko calls in to talk about his team's recent success and Wild GM Bill Guerin joins the show to talk about a great Wild road trip. Guests on The Tourney previ...

C'mon out to Strauss Skates & Bicycles this Sunday to get your signed copy! https://www.facebook.com/events/175001380470...
02/28/2020

C'mon out to Strauss Skates & Bicycles this Sunday to get your signed copy! https://www.facebook.com/events/175001380470860/

75 years of unforgettable memories! Pick up a copy of “Tourney Time” in store now!

And do not miss the book signing event we are hosting Sunday March 1st at 2 pm.

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Congratulations, Anton Treuer! It would be amazing to see the story of "The Assassination of Hole in the Day" brought to...
02/21/2020
Anton Treuer

Congratulations, Anton Treuer! It would be amazing to see the story of "The Assassination of Hole in the Day" brought to the big screen. One big step closer to making that a reality.

I'm so thrilled to share that Dave Franzoni, who wrote the screenplays for #Gladiator and #Amistad, has been contracted to adapt my book into a screenplay for development as a major motion picture. Making this book into a movie has been a dream of mine for many years, and although there are still miles to go and no guarantees in this business, the dream just got one step closer to becoming reality! #mnhspress #ojibwe #holeintheday #davidfranzoni

Next Chapter Booksellers
02/15/2020

Next Chapter Booksellers

Tomorrow night at 6, Melvin Carter Jr. and friends are hosting a jazz retelling of Diesel Heart.

Anton Treuer shares his newest book this Saturday Minnesota History Center. Details, below. “The Language Warrior’s Mani...
02/10/2020

Anton Treuer shares his newest book this Saturday Minnesota History Center. Details, below.

“The Language Warrior’s Manifesto is a love story to indigenous language activism. In the days of much-needed indigenous language revitalization, this is a great read for inspiring, learning, and activating oneself.”
Joseph Erb (Cherokee), Digital Storytelling Program, University of Missouri

https://www.facebook.com/events/2361935790803907/

Cool opportunity for teens--from our colleagues in our Dept. of Inclusion & Community Engagement: Greetings,On behalf of...
02/07/2020

Cool opportunity for teens--from our colleagues in our Dept. of Inclusion & Community Engagement:

Greetings,

On behalf of the Minnesota Historical Society, I’d like to share a paid opportunity for high school youth potentially interested in history.

Nia is a Spring-Break intensive program where students will learn first hand about historical representation of African Americans through research and local community immersion experiences. Students will produce original mini-documentaries on a topic in African American history as their final projects in the program. Nia is open to high school students (9th – 12th) and African American students with an interest in community uplift and understanding our world from an elevated perspective.

Nia meets Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Students will meet at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul. There is also an additional program orientation (TBD) and final presentation day (April 4th). Students will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the program.

We are now accepting applications for Nia. Current high school youth are eligible to apply.

To begin the application process, please visit the application link and submit the application. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Nia-2020

Youth will need to submit contact information for two teacher, counselor, or mentor recommendations.

The priority deadline for applications is Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:00 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information and any questions about Nia, please contact Amber Jones ([email protected]).

Lizzie Ehrenhalt, co-editor of Precious and Adored will talk about the letters of Rose and Evangeline tonight at Hennepi...
02/04/2020
The Historic Minnesota Love Letters Almost Lost to Time - TPT Originals

Lizzie Ehrenhalt, co-editor of Precious and Adored will talk about the letters of Rose and Evangeline tonight at Hennepin County Library's Plymouth branch. https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/5dbc4ea1ac0224450059a1c9

  There’s an important Minnesota love story of the Victorian era that almost never saw the light of day. A collection of more than 100 love letters from the late 1800s and early 1900s between former First Lady Rose Cleveland, the sister of President Grover Cleveland, and the love of her life, Min...

Minnesota Historical Society Press's cover photo
02/04/2020

Minnesota Historical Society Press's cover photo

Thanks for selecting "Alone at the Top" for the 2020 Cambridge Community Read! w/ Scout & Morgan Books, Cambridge Commun...
01/30/2020

Thanks for selecting "Alone at the Top" for the 2020 Cambridge Community Read! w/ Scout & Morgan Books, Cambridge Community-Wide Read of Friends of the Cambridge Public Library & Lonnie Dupre

Announcing the 2020 Cambridge Community-Wide Read!

Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter by Lonnie Dupre with Pam Louwagie.

Lonnie is an award-winning Minnesota polar explorer, mountaineer, and founder of One World Endeavors. Alone at the Top is the riveting tale of his solo climb and summit of Denali, North America's tallest peak.

SAVE THE DATE: May 7th at 7:00 pm when Lonnie will give a presentation and details of his upcoming expeditions.

STAY TUNED: for details about community book discussions and other events.

VISIT HIS WEBSITE: https://www.lonniedupre.com/

READ THE BOOK: Available at your local ECRL library and Scout & Morgan Books

Among Lonnie's many accomplishments:
Completed the first west to east, 3,000 mile winter crossing of Canada’s famed Northwest Passage by dog team

Achieved the first circumnavigation of Greenland, a 6,500 mile, all non-motorized journey by kayak and dog team

Lonnie has pulled sleds on skis from Canada to the North Pole twice achieving over 68 million impressions worldwide on issues surrounding climate change

Dupre accomplished the first solo winter ascent of Alaska’s Mount Denali (20,340ft.) in January

Alpine Ascent of Kyajo Ri (20,295 ft) in Nepal

First Ascent of Jeannette Peak (10,135 ft) in British Columbia

Solo Ascent of Mount Quincy Adams at 13,615 ft. Alaska

First Winter Ascent of Mount Wood at 15,912 ft. Yukon

Minnesota Historical Society Press

Congratulations to Brenda Child, Jonathan R. Thunder, and Gordon Jourdain!! We are so honored to publish Bowwow Powwow.
01/27/2020
AILA announces 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Awards - American Indian Library Association

Congratulations to Brenda Child, Jonathan R. Thunder, and Gordon Jourdain!! We are so honored to publish Bowwow Powwow.

For Immediate Release January 27, 2020 Philadelphia — Today American Indian Youth Literature Award winning titles were highlighted during the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards, the premier announcement of the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature. The awar...

01/22/2020
Insight News

Many thanks to Insight News and Mr. Al McFarlane for talking with Christopher P. Lehman about his book, "Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders and the North Star State". http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/slaverys-reach

Conversations w/ Al McFarlane Live From the KFAI Studios with Christopher P. Lehman Author of Slavery’s Reach talking about the Slave trade in Minnesota.

Melvin Whitfield Carter Jr check it out! Thanks SubText: A Bookstore!
01/17/2020

Melvin Whitfield Carter Jr check it out! Thanks SubText: A Bookstore!

✨ 2019 bestsellers ✨ Thanks for making such fantastic books our bestsellers of the year. Cheers to 2020 and happy reading!

This history magazine has a history of its own: now through the end of March, a small exhibit in the Gale Family Library...
01/14/2020

This history magazine has a history of its own: now through the end of March, a small exhibit in the Gale Family Library lobby at the Minnesota History Center pairs objects from our collections with the Minnesota History quarterly articles in which they were featured. #mnhs https://lnkd.in/eHPtPkB

An informative profile of Minnesota History's 2018 Solon J. Buck Award co-winner for best article of the year, "Fuji-Ya,...
01/07/2020
RVHS grad, Jonathon Moore, honored by Minnesota Historical Society

An informative profile of Minnesota History's 2018 Solon J. Buck Award co-winner for best article of the year, "Fuji-Ya, Second to None." Thanks Redwood Falls Gazette.

Growing up in Redwood Falls, Jonathan Moore had plenty of opportunities to learn about architecture as he followed his dad, Dennis, around the Schult

12/12/2019
East Side Freedom Library

ICYMI, Professor Christopher P. Lehman sharing his new book, Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State East Side Freedom Library with Ramsey County Historical Society. More info on the book at http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/slaverys-reach

This video is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/G1A63vJbHSw

The East Side Freedom Library and the Ramsey County Historical Society invite you to a presentation and discussion of "Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State," featuring historian Christopher Lehman in the ongoing series, “History Revealed."

From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, leading Minnesotans invited slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota. Dozens of southern slaveholders purchased land and backed Minnesota businesses. Slaveholders’ wealth was invested in some of the state’s most significant institutions and provided a financial foundation for several towns and counties. And the money generated by Minnesota investments flowed both ways, supporting some of the South’s largest plantations. Politicians and officeholders like Henry Sibley, Henry Rice, and Sylvanus Lowry worked with slaveholders. Six hundred residents of the new state of Minnesota petitioned the legislature to make slavery legal for vacationing southerners who brought with them enslaved men and women “as body servants, for their comfort and convenience” while they escaped the summer heat of the South.

Dr. Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Center for African and African American Research. Through careful research in obscure records, censuses, newspapers, and archival collections, he has brought to light this hidden history of northern complicity in building slaveholder wealth.

Swing by these holiday signings to get autographed copies of our newest Rock n Roll books--perfect for the rocker on you...
12/12/2019

Swing by these holiday signings to get autographed copies of our newest Rock n Roll books--perfect for the rocker on your holiday list! \m/\m/
Magers & Quinn Booksellers & Next Chapter Booksellers
w/ Fred Case

http://www.mnhs.org/calendar?tag=rockin%27holiday

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day wi...
12/11/2019

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day will feature something on view in it all week. The Library is free and open to the public; come take a look!
We start with this hand formed and finished Arts and Crafts style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot. It was made in 1910, and highlighted in an article about the Arts and Crafts movement and the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis.
https://bit.ly/38cQG4f

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day will feature something on view in it all week. The Library is free and open to the public; come take a look!
We start with this hand formed and finished Arts and Crafts style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot. It was made in 1910, and highlighted in an article about the Arts and Crafts movement and the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis.
https://bit.ly/38cQG4f

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day wi...
12/10/2019

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day will feature something both in the exhibit and magazine all week. The Library is free and open to the public; come take a look!
This pair of Dakota deerskin moccasins are decorated with strips of fabric and white glass seed beads. They are attributed to Little Crow's band at the village of Kaposia, around 1850.
https://bit.ly/2YyPJ1T

A new small exhibit opens in the Library Lobby this week celebrating Minnesota History, the Magazine! Item of the Day will feature something both in the exhibit and magazine all week. The Library is free and open to the public; come take a look!
This pair of Dakota deerskin moccasins are decorated with strips of fabric and white glass seed beads. They are attributed to Little Crow's band at the village of Kaposia, around 1850.
https://bit.ly/2YyPJ1T

12/06/2019
The Current

We are super excited and honored to publish Dave Pirner's book, “Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics,” in March! Details and the option to pre-order at http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/loud-fast-words w/ Soul Asylum \m/ \m/

Part 2 of Mary Lucia’s Live conversation with Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum!

Minnesota Historical Society Press's cover photo
12/04/2019

Minnesota Historical Society Press's cover photo

Our newest book celebrating the Minnesota Music Scene! Join us this Friday Hang It Picture Framing for the opening of th...
12/03/2019

Our newest book celebrating the Minnesota Music Scene! Join us this Friday Hang It Picture Framing for the opening of the exhibit featuring Fred Case's stunning photos collected in his new book with Eric Dregni, "When the Stones Came to Town: Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s". Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/461789670980637/

Christopher P. Lehman, author of "Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders and the North Star State" will give the inaugur...
11/13/2019
Slavery and Black History at the University of Minnesota: National and Regional Trajectories

Christopher P. Lehman, author of "Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders and the North Star State" will give the inaugural lecture in the new John S. Wright Luminaries Lecture Series in Africana Studies TOMORROW at Northrup Auditorium. Details, below.

The inaugural event of the John S. Wright Luminaries Lecture Series in Africana Studies features a presentation by Professor Christopher Lehman, chair of the Department of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at St. Cloud State University. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.

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THANK U 4 KEEPIN HIM ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS
RIP Prince and rest well in Heaven💜💜
Hello, just a note to inform you of a 1905 photo album with lots of Ramsey County photos in it. Thank you
The Dakota War of 1862. America’s most forgotten Indian War. Hundreds of movies have been made about the battles between the troops of the US Army and the warriors of the Plains Indians but none were ever made about this war or these battles. The now bucolic countryside of southwestern Minnesota doesn’t seem to be a proper setting for an Indian War. How could anything heroic, or bloody, ever have happened there? Yet there was a war there. A bloody one. Over a hundred white soldiers were killed in action. Only the Battle of the Little Big Horn had more casualties. Hundreds of white settlers were killed, most of them murdered in cold blood. The number of Dakota Indians who died during the war is unknown, but those who died afterwards-executed in the biggest mass hanging in US history and confined in prison camps and forced onto wretched reservations, runs well into the hundreds. Much blood was spilled, both white and red, still little note has been taken of the carnage. Indian Blood is one modern man’s search for the truth behind stories his Great Aunt told him about “The Uprising” when he was a child. A search for his ancestors. Ancestors whose lives were intertwined with the Dakota War. Though he didn’t know that when he began searching. His search spans more than 30 years. It takes him along a winding frustrating path with many dead ends and detours. Some of his childish questions are answered, but for each question answered a new more vexing question is raised. He needs a lot of help to find the truth. Murder and blood are at the source of that truth. But finding that bloody truth is not enough. He must do something about that long-hidden truth once he has found it. Search “Indian Blood”, including parentheses, on Amazon and you’ll find out the whole story.
I'm thrilled that Minnesota Historical Society Press will b publishing "Prince - Before The Rain" with the iconic Prince photography by Allen Beaulieu. I can't wait 2 get my hands on the book with 224 pages of awesomeness!
Who do I speak with about this rare cabinet photo of a white male and white female being carried in sedan chairs, note the address in the right corner..
Thank you Sharon Anderson!!!
Just read Larry Millett's article on Castle Rock. My photo shows the before & after. On the back is written "Castle Rock, Dakota Co. Minn. Before and after the storm of 1899." Mr. Millett's date for the storm of 1920 perhaps is off by a couple of decades.