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




2016 Sep 21


Special Lectures and Performances

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


Field Trip with the Experts: WWI America
Fri., Sep 9, 2016, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150/$120 MNHS members
Discover Minnesota's connections to World War I as experienced by some the state's most notable families: Hill, Ramsey, Lindbergh and Fitzgerald. Join MNHS historians Patrick Coleman, Jayne Becker, Brian Horrigan and Annette Atkins for a day-long discussion and tour. This program is offered as a preview to a major exhibit, opening at the History Center in April 2017, to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI. Guests can also see artist David Geister begin work on a 30-foot long mural depicting those who made modern America. The mural will be completed in time for the exhibit opening.
Coffee, lunch and transportation to nearby historic sites will be provided.


100 MN Histories with Curt Brown

Sun., Sep 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25/$20 MNHS members
Escaped Nazis in northern Minnesota. A jilted countess on the prairie. Each Sunday for the last 100 weeks, award-winning Star Tribune columnist Curt Brown has given readers a look back at Minnesota's moving, entertaining and inspiring history. Hear from Brown as he follows up on a few of his favorite stories and provides a glimpse of what he has in the works.
Presented in partnership with the Star Tribune.
Minnesota History and Dinner in 4 Bites
Tues, Oct 4, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$95/session or $350/4-class package; MNHS members: $80/session or $300/4-class package
Historian Annette Atkins invites you to dinner and a conversation. Join Atkins, author of "Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out" and professor emerita of history, on four Tuesdays for dinner and a dive into Minnesota history. Sign up for one dinner or all four.
The first week dinner conversation will center around historian William Folwell's story of Minnesota. Discussion questions will include what are we doing when we do history? Why does history change? And why are Split Rock Lighthouse, Historic Fort Snelling, James J. Hill House and Oliver Kelley Farm historic sites?