Entry fees to Minnesota historical sites increase

Starting December 1, the Minnesota Historical Society is increasing admission fees at most of its historic sites and museums by $1, in order to make up what it's lost in state government funding.

The state cut funding for the MHS by $1.6 million this past year. More than half of the Society's operating budget comes from the state. With it, the MHS runs 26 historic sites across Minnesota.

In addition to the increase in fees, the Society also eliminated about 19 full-time equivalent staff positions.

The state is providing $20.4 million to the MHS for fiscal year 2012.

You can find a grid of the new fees here.

The last time the MHS increased its fees was in the spring of 2008.

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