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The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897-Incorporated1897

Settlers of Minnesota Territory

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 NOTE: Over the years the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers have gifted many of our records to the care of the Minnesota Historical Society. As a result, our ability to research the backgrounds of every past member is often limited. Although not specifically identified, among the individuals… Continue reading Settlers of Minnesota Territory

Shop / Support Us

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 The Minnesota Territorial Pioneers maintain a safe and secure online marketplace through Square.  Every purchase and donation made goes directly to help support our educational and outreach efforts. Simply click on the item you’re interested in, add it to your shopping cart, and when it comes time… Continue reading Shop / Support Us

Previous Recipients

The Minnesotan of the Year in the Arts is recognized at the Annual Membership Meeting in May for an outstanding contribution in the fields of Painting, Sculpture, Writing, Music, Theater, Arts Administration or Arts Philanthropy.  The recipient must have made a lasting contribution nationally or internationally in his or her field.  The ‘arts philanthropy’ category… Continue reading Previous Recipients

Our Studebaker Buggy

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Here are pictures as the restored buggy was being readied to leave the workshop. It was unveiled at the 2010 State Fair. A little history …The Studebaker business was founded in 1852 by Henry and Clem Studebaker of South Bend, Indiana. Originally the brothers were… Continue reading Our Studebaker Buggy

MTP Pioneer of the Year Award

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 2015 Territorial News Winter 2015 Territorial News Spring 2015 Territorial News Summer 2015 Territorial News Fall 2014 Territorial News Winter 2014 Territorial News Spring 2014 Territorial News Summer 2014 Territorial News Fall 2016 Territorial News Winter 2016 Territorial News Spring 2016 Territorial News Summer… Continue reading MTP Pioneer of the Year Award

Volunteer at the Fair

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers If you are a member of MTP and have free time you’re willing to spend as a volunteer at the Pioneer Log Cabin at the Fair, this is the place to sign up! Just fill out the requested information below.  In the “Number of shifts I’m willing to work” text box, fill… Continue reading Volunteer at the Fair

Share Your Recipes

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Additional Comments, Helpful Hints What do you know about this recipe? Where did this recipe come from? For instance, what’s its country of origin? Was it from a recipe book? Was it prepared for a special occasion, etc. You don’t have to be a… Continue reading Share Your Recipes

Member Activities

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 The Minnesota Territorial Pioneers received a grant from the Sesquicentennial Commission in 2008 to create a traveling exhibit to illustrate the history of Minnesota Territory and its Territorial Pioneers. The Pioneer Log Cabin – MN State Fair Annual Meetings, Holiday Parties, Picnics Members of… Continue reading Member Activities

Governance

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Past Presidents (Partial List)  Alvaren Allen 1897  L. W. Collins 1898  E. W. Durant 1899, 1902, 1904  John S. Pillsbury 1900, 1901  A. L. Larpenteur 1903  W. B. Reed 1905  C. F. Staples 1906, 1907  R. A. Plummer 1908  J. B. Gilfillan 1909  E. F.… Continue reading Governance

Unknown Portraits

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Can you help us identify the individuals in these portraits? George H. Hazzard became the Secretary of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers in 1903, and was a driving force behind the collection of the pioneer settler portraits making up our one of a kind collection.  Often,… Continue reading Unknown Portraits