Minnesota Historical Society

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Society dedicated to preserving & celebrating Minnesota’s storied past provides members with access to 26 museums & sites across state

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Promotional value expires May 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. New members only. Must activate by 5/16/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-year household membership to the Minnesota Historical Society (a $75 value). Household memberships are valid for two adults and any children less than age 18 in the household and include the following benefits:

While memberships must be activated by May 16, membership benefits last for one full year from activation.

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the state’s storied past, the Minnesota Historical Society dutifully curates 26 sites and museums—from the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids to the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey—that help visitors delve into the days of yore. Explore the Minnesota History Center’s bustling collection of local artworks and engrossing exhibits in St. Paul. Poke through the Open House exhibit’s period-perfect Railroad Island residence or gain knowledge of the state’s varied meteorological phenomena at the Weather Permitting exhibit. Inhabiting what was once the largest flourmill on the earth, the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis earns its National Historic Landmark status by chronicling the linked histories of the flour industry, Minneapolis, and the river. Baking-lab demonstrations produce balmy bread samples, and the museum offers rooftop views of the Mississippi River.

In addition to unlocking unfettered access to all of the society’s outposts, a one-year household membership bolsters members with added benefits. Subscriptions to Minnesota History and “History Matters” keep members abreast of societal goings on, members-only events crowd calendars with outings, and discounts on museum-store purchases bring dens one step closer to containing a life-size statue of Hubert Humphrey.

Minnesota Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the state’s storied past, the Minnesota Historical Society dutifully curates 26 historic sites and museums that help visitors delve into days of yore—from the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids to the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey and Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore.

Explore the Minnesota History Center’s collection of artifacts, local artworks, and hands-on exhibits at the History Center in St. Paul. Mill City Museum in Minneapolis chronicles the linked histories of the flour industry, Minneapolis, and the Mississippi River, sending visitors through history as they traverse each floor on an eight-story elevator ride that depicts a working day at the mill.

Customer Reviews

Enjoy the uniqueness of our state by visiting several different places! Very educational and fun.
Jim L. · July 13, 2014
Great magazine , great gift shops and really good food! You can really make a day of it!
R.L. S. · June 29, 2014
You have great sites around the state and I appreciate the historical learning you present at each. Thank you also for making this Groupon deal possible as it affords a large family like mine the opportunity to visit the sites at reasonable cost.
Kyle W. · August 20, 2012
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  1. 1

    Northwestern Precinct

    345 Kellogg Blvd. W

    St. Paul , Minnesota 55102

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    Downtown East

    704 S Second St.

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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