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 Jul 22


Special Lectures and Performances

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


Shri Rama Kathasudha Dance Performance

Sun., Jun 19, 2016, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$25 adults, $20 seniors and college students, children age 5-17, MNHS members

Natyarpana Dance Company and Flute 'n Feather Dance Company present a multi-genre dance production that explores the heroic tale of Prince Rama, his loyal wife Sita and the metaphor of good's triumph over evil in the Indian epic poem "Ramayana." The performance features Bharatanatyam, a form of classical dance from southern India, and an ensemble of traditional Indian classical instruments playing compositions by Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi & H.H. Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.

This is presented in connection with the exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.


Beyond Bollywood Music & Dance Night
Tue., Jun 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of traditional folk and hip hop-infused contemporary Indian music and dance with Chords Karma Band outdoors on the History Center terrace!
This is presented in connection with the exhibit, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.
Xasuuso (Remember) 1960 Day
Sun., Jul 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10/$5 students and Somali Week volunteers, museum admission not included
Take in an exhibit and spoken word performance offered as part of Somali Week 2016. The program features a photography exhibit displaying pictures from Somalia during the 1960 independence celebration, spoken word performances to highlight memories from Somalia and stories of the diaspora, and a brief lecture on the history of Somali Independence Day.
This program is part of Somali Week, a series of events hosted in locations throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul July 8-15.