Repository:Minnesota Historical Society

Repository Minnesota Historical Society
Postal Address 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102-190
Place Minnesota, United States
Phone 651-259-3000

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The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was founded by the territorial legislature in 1849, almost a decade before statehood. The Society is named in the Minnesota Constitution. It is headquartered in the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul.

MNHS currently holds a collection of nearly 550,000 books, 37,000 maps, 250,000 photographs, 165,000 historical artifacts, 800,000 archaeological items, of manuscripts, of government records, 5,500 paintings, prints and drawings; and 1,300 moving image items.

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