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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 Apr 27


Special Lectures and Performances

The Minnesota History Center offers special lectures and performances throughout the year that are not part of our regular series.

Wed. & Thurs. 4/29 & 4/30, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 5/2, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; & Sun. 5/3, 3 p.m.:
The Rose Ensemble: Singing for Freedom, an Antislavery Campaign
$25 in advance; $27 at the door; $10 student with ID; $5 discount for MNHS members.
Tickets available from the Rose Ensemble. MNHS members - call for your discounted tickets - 651-225-4340
Commemorate the end of the Civil War 150 years ago through a musical story about the antislavery efforts of The Hutchinson Family Singers (founders of Hutchinson, Minn.) The family would take up social causes, singing about abolition and performing to interracial audiences. They were as famous in their time as P.T. Barnum, but they were also decried. Using antislavery music uncovered during research, the Rose Ensemble will provide insight into the 19th-century campaign trail with such figures as Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This staged and costumed production features guest artists Dan Chouinard, T. Mychael Rambo, Maria Jette, and stage director Jeff Raz of Cirque du Soleil. 
This program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
Wed., 8/19/15, 7 p.m.: 
Lincoln Lecture with Historian Harold Holzer
$15 ($11 MNHS members). Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015.
Join Harold Holzer, leading American authority on Abraham Lincoln, for this exclusive lecture about Lincoln's masterful and sometimes controversial use of the media. Holzer will focus on 1864, a time when an election loomed in the shadow of the Civil War and the nation was dealing with the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation.