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Minnesota Historical Society

A journey of discovery

three stars

88.60

345 W. Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (800) 657-3773   Web Site
EIN: 41-0713907

Board Leadership
Phyllis Rawls Goff
President

CEO
D. Stephen Elliott
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.60 three stars
  Financial 85.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minnesota Historical Society connects people with history to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of Minnesota's people. The Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story - and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations. Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun. Visitors can discover the power of water at Mill City Museum, enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse, and experience 19th-century frontier living at Historic Fort Snelling.

The Minnesota Historical Society connects people with history to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of Minnesota's people. The Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story - and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations. Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun. Visitors can discover the power of water at Mill City Museum, enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse, and experience 19th-century frontier living at Historic Fort Snelling.

Financial

three stars

85.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,070,208
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $930,681
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,215,364
Total Contributions $47,216,253
   Program Service Revenue $9,677,029
Total Primary Revenue $56,893,282
   Other Revenue $2,458,647
TOTAL REVENUE $59,351,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,524,651
   Administrative Expenses $9,495,153
   Fundraising Expenses $2,185,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,205,389
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,146,540
   
Net Assets $193,291,853

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,120 0.51% D. Stephen Elliott Chief Executive Officer

Mission

The Minnesota Historical Society connects people with history to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of Minnesota's people. The Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story - and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations. Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun. Visitors can discover the power of water at Mill City Museum, enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse, and experience 19th-century frontier living at Historic Fort Snelling.

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Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 88.60 three stars
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Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.88 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 86.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (800) 657-3773
EIN: 41-0713907

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Board Leadership

Phyllis Rawls Goff
President

CEO

D. Stephen Elliott
Director