The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Online Exhibits explore a wide range of topics in Minnesota history and culture. These exhibits add historical context to our rich collections of digitized materials from contributors across the state. They provide an opportunity for visitors to discover and engage with the stories preserved in MDL.

Start exploring the exhibits by selecting one from the list below.

Contributor's Choice 2023

Favorites from the Digital Collections

This exhibit features favorite items chosen by nine of the Minnesota Digital Library's contributing organizations.

History Day Resources

Learn how to create a National History Day project using Minnesota-based resources.

Minnesota Apples: Growing a Success Story

This exhibit explores the history of apple growing in Minnesota and traces the impact of early fruit breeding to today. Discover information about apple pioneers, apple varieties, apple orchards, and historic apple recipes.

Minnesota Immigrants: People on the Move

People have come to Minnesota from all over the world. Explore their stories for a broader view of the diversity of people who call Minnesota home.

Minnesota Immigrants: Preserving Culture

Explore the cultural heritage of Minnesota's immigrants and how they have preserved their culture here.

Minnesota Immigrants: Immigrant Experiences

There is no one "immigrant experience" in Minnesota. Explore the many stories of those who came to Minnesota.

Farm to Table

Food History in Minnesota

Explore the history of food and learn how it has shaped the growth of Minnesota in this online exhibit.

Quotable Minnesota

This exhibit contains a selection of quotes from Minnesota’s artists, authors, musicians, leaders, and other residents about their homes, lives, and community. Accompanied by images from the Minnesota Digital Library, the quotes provide a window into the Minnesota experience.