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


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free Tuesdays 3-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.
  • Free to visit the library



2016 Jun 30


9 Nights of Music

9 Nights of Music

The popular series, now in its 19th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center every Tuesday in July and August!

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 3-8 p.m. 

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). Auditorium seating is limited to 336. First to arrive will receive a number to guarantee seating. Beginning at 5 p.m., these numbers will be distributed in front of the 3M Audititorium on Level 1. Auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. No one will be allowed entrance to the auditorium after the numbers have all been given out. 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. 

Parking is available in our lot, but if that fills up here are alternate parking options:

  • Free parking after 5 p.m. at the Veteran's lot - see map
  • Free parking at meters after 5 pm near the State Capitol
  • Smith Parking Ramp at Kellogg & 7th street is a pay lot
Warning! Parking near the Cathedral is by permit only and you might be ticketed! Avoid parking on College Street, Mulberry Street, Old Kellogg Blvd. and Old Summit Blvd.
Support for this program has been provided by the Marney and Conley Brooks Fund.



Upcoming Events

Divas Through the Decades

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
DJ Night with Divalicious Ballads, Adele inspired covers, and Dancing Queen Contest
*boas optional

Rockin' Rondo with Bruce A. Henry and Friends

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
R&B, Soul and Jazz Potpourri
Presented in partnership with Rondo Ave., Inc. and Saint Paul Welcome Hat, an initiative that introduces newcomers to the businesses, music and culture that make Saint Paul great.
5:30 p.m.: Saint Paul Welcome Hat information tables 
6:30 p.m.:  Faux Fur Hat Welcome Ceremony 

Lush Country with Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson and the New Shoes

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Country hits of the hi-fi era from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette with an all-star group including past members of the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band

Celebrate Diversity in the Disability Community

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
In honor of the 26th anniversary of the American Disability Act 
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota ADA Celebration Committee
3 to 5 pm:  Free program in 3M Auditorium; Celebrating Diversity in our Community with keynote speaker Ken Rodgers and a panel  discussion by members of the diverse disability community
6:30 to 7 pm: Dance lesson and movement games with Angelique Lele, Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota 2015, and performance by the Young Dance Company, All-Abilities program 
7 to 8:30 pm: Music and dancing with Tamarak--Pure driving, no-holds-barred, classic rock-n-roll  with band leader, Curt Jones, 1993 Eleven Who Care honoree, a drummer who is blind. 
Site is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters, audio describers and CART will be provided; other accommodations need to be requested by July 12, 2016.  To request an accommodation or for further information email -  

Itchy Fingers Hmong Minnesota Band

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Southeast Asian Rock and Pop with Master of Ceremonies, Tou Ger Xiong

Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dynamic, swinging Sinatra style tunes from the Great American Songbook for an evening of Waltz and Ballroom 

Mariachi Mi Tierra

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rosalio Castro, vocalist Sylvia Rendon, and a power-house ensemble of musicians present Authentic Mariachi


    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Snoose Boulevard revisited!
Traditional and contemporary Scandinavian dance music

Wild Colonial Bhoys

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Traditional Irish folk songs and original tunes
Celtic Rock that Rocks

Prior Events