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The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897-Incorporated1897


Our Mission

To Preserve and Promote

Awareness of the Heritage and History of Territorial Minnesota Through Educational Outreach

Organizational Structure

The Minnesota Territorial Pioneers is a membership-based organization governed by an annually elected board of directors. Annual Membership Meetings occur each May. Meetings of the board typically occur on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am-12pm; and are conducted at MTP’s corporate headquarters in Saint Paul (1101 Snelling Avenue North, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55108). Meeting times and locations are subject to change.  For more information please contact the MTP Secretary at


The MTP Corporate Seal

The MTP uses the Territorial Seal of Minnesota as its Corporate Seal. Adopted in 1849, the Territorial Seal was based on a design by Seth Eastman and depicts an Indian riding towards the sun with the Falls of St. Anthony behind him, as a Pioneer plows a field with his axe and gun nearby.