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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 May 3


Minnesota History Day at the State Fair

Thanks for joining us at the Minnesota State Fair’s Carousel Park! See you next year!

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For the fifth year, it’s Minnesota History Day at the State Fair’s Carousel Park with an action-packed line-up. Included with Fair admission!


10 to 11 a.m.: 9 Nights of Music Sampler and dance lessons featuring bluegrass band The High 48s and dance instruction
11:15-11:45 a.m.: Meet the Past! Stan Turner interviews luminaries from Minnesota History
12-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.:  Minnesota History Challenge! Test your knowledge of Minnesota, the State Fair and more and win a prize.
1-2:30 p.m.: Big Wow Variety Show - All About Toys
With host Tou Ger Xiong and house band Dan Newton & Café Accordion Orchestra
Beth Gilleland as Professor Thunderblust 
History Hound 
Magic with Brodini 
Prop comedy with David Harris 
Yo yo tricks with Dazzling Dave Schulte  
Break dance/clogging challenge with Julie Young and Billy Xiong
Vocalist Andrea Bennett Xiong 
“Toys as Fashion” showcase 
Thanks to the Manhattan Toy Company for show props!
2:45-3:15 p.m.: Pride of the Prairie-American folk music with Bill and Sarah Cagley
4:30-5:30 p.m.-9 Nights of Music sampler and dance lessons featuring Salsa del Soul and dance instruction
Ongoing throughout the day:
Art Activity: Robot Mania
MN Historical Society displays and resource tables             

State Fair Walking Tour

Listen to self-guided mobile walking tour of the State Fair by visiting the website or by calling 1-877-411-4123. Use it as you're walking through the Fairground or at home anytime.

Grandstand Booth

Don't miss the Minnesota Historical Society's booth in the Grandstand each day of the Fair - you can pick up your walking tour prizes and grab some history swag here!