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MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours


  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
  • Free to visit the library



2015 Mar 30


Day of the Dead

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 12-4 p.m.

Included with museum admission. See a schedule of events.

Learn about the holiday and join the History Center’s annual celebration that features music, folk dancing, puppet presentations by Teatro del Pueblo, traditional Mexican games, art workshops that include making nichos (miniature dioramas) decorating clay skulls ($1 supply fee) and printmaking. Sample traditional hot chocolate and Day of the Dead bread and beautiful ofrendas (altars) created as tributes to those who have departed created by local students and professional artists. Ofrendas will be on display at the History Center Oct. 26 through Nov. 2.
Learn how to make your very own nicho from our new book, "Making History: Have a Blast with 15 Crafts" by Wendy Freshman and Kristin Jansson. Wendy and Kristin will be signing copies of the book outside the MNHS shops from 2-3 p.m. 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important tradition in Mexican culture that helps families honor and remember loved ones who have died. In Mexican culture, the journey of death is considered a reason to celebrate, even in grief, and the colorful traditions and symbols of the holiday strengthen connections to ancestors. The History Center’s colorful and joyous annual festivities have included Aztec dance, beautifully decorated altars (ofrendas), puppet shows, hands-on activities and games, crafts, and traditional Mexican music and dancing.

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