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About the MNHS Press

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.



MNHS Press publishes books under the following imprints:


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 ìdream teamî to rural school consolidation and the birth of civil rights in Minnesota.


MNopedia is a free, curated, authoritative resource about Minnesota. All of our articles are prepared by historians, consulting experts, professional writers, and others who have been vetted by the Minnesota Historical Society.


Minnesota Historical Society Press
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1906
Phone: 651-259-3205
Fax: 651-297-1345

To request a catalog or inquire about Minnesota History subscriptions, email.


The Minnesota Historical Society Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses. AAUP is an organization of nonprofit scholarly publishers whose 122 membersólocated in the United States, Canada, and abroadópublish high-quality books, journals, and electronic media for educated readers throughout the world.

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