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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, 10 am-5 pm)
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.



2014 Jul 30

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Nine Nights of Music

The popular series, now in its 17th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center.

Presented by Xcel Energy.

6:30 to 7 p.m.*: Dance instruction provided by Tapestry Folk Dance Center (with recorded music).  
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Live music and dancing.
*Times unless otherwise noted
Listen to infectious music and get out your dancing shoes for saucy salsa, soulful Motown, and classic big band swing! Co-sponsor Tapestry Folkdance Center provides instructors to lead the way.
Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, or purchase food from the History Center's Cafe Minnesota (no outside alcohol is permitted). Admission to museum exhibits is free on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium.

In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center's 3M Auditorium (decision will be made by 4 p.m. the day of the show). Food and drinks available for sale in Cafe MN. Seating is open to the public in the cafe prior to the performance. No food or drink allowed inside the auditorium. 


Upcoming Events

Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Swedish social

Gertie and the T.O. Boyz & Finn Hall

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Waila (chicken scratch) and Finnish jamboree

Okee Dokee Brothers

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
American Folk shindig
*Pre-show activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - lawn games, bubbles and toys!
Dance instruction (clogging): 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Live music: 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Ukrainian Village Band

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ukrainian verchirka (party)

Prior Events