MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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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

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Contact

651-259-3000
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2016 Dec 6

 

History Forum

2016-17 History Forum

Box Office Policies:

• Purchase tickets online or by phone at 651-259-3015
• Series subscription: $86 public ($66 MNHS members) - now on sale
• Individual tickets: $16 public ($12 MNHS members) - on sale soon
• Reservations are required and will be confirmed when payment is received.
• All other confirmation materials will be sent via regular mail.
• Museum admission charged separately.
• No refunds will be given.

 

Nat Turner's Revolt

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Join historian Patrick Breen as he discusses Nat Turner's revolt. On the evening of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched his famous rebellion against slaveholders in Virginia. The revolt was quickly subdued, but Turner's name became a byword for terror throughout the South. Several dozen enslaved people joined Turner, though most did not, either out of fear or because they disagreed with him. Many whites called for retribution while others feared that vengeance would do more damage than good. The divergent opinions they held and the choices they made illuminate the complex human experiences often overshadowed by American concepts of race.

To purchase related book in advance: The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.


Nat Turner's Revolt

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join historian Patrick Breen as he discusses Nat Turner's revolt. On the evening of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched his famous rebellion against slaveholders in Virginia. The revolt was quickly subdued, but Turner's name became a byword for terror throughout the South. Several dozen enslaved people joined Turner, though most did not, either out of fear or because they disagreed with him. Many whites called for retribution while others feared that vengeance would do more damage than good. The divergent opinions they held and the choices they made illuminate the complex human experiences often overshadowed by American concepts of race.

To purchase related book in advance: The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.


The U.S.-Mexico Border

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Join historian Rachel St. John as she discusses the history of the U.S.-Mexico border. In 1848, the U.S. and Mexico drew a line through an undistinguished strip of land on the map of North America and called it the border. Over the next 70 years, the two nations developed various arrangements that made it a flexible barrier that restricted the movement of some without impeding others. By the 1930s, government officials, American Indians, investors, workers and immigrants had begun to transform this line in the sand into an increasingly regulated boundary, one that defines U.S. sovereignty today.

To purchase related book in advance: Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.


The U.S.-Mexico Border

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join historian Rachel St. John as she discusses the history of the U.S.-Mexico border. In 1848, the U.S. and Mexico drew a line through an undistinguished strip of land on the map of North America and called it the border. Over the next 70 years, the two nations developed various arrangements that made it a flexible barrier that restricted the movement of some without impeding others. By the 1930s, government officials, American Indians, investors, workers and immigrants had begun to transform this line in the sand into an increasingly regulated boundary, one that defines U.S. sovereignty today.

To purchase related book in advance: Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.


The Rise of the Modern Right

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Join Harvard University historian Lisa McGirr as she discusses the rise of the modern right. In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run. The political left was grabbing headlines, and mainstream America was snickering at the political right. But a quiet grassroots campaign was underway. Thousands of suburban pioneers were working to shift the conservative movement from discredited clusters of extremists to respectability and dominant party status that eventually led to the presidential election of Ronald Reagan and to ongoing debates and divisions in American politics in the 21st century.

To purchase related book in advance: Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.


The Rise of the Modern Right

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join Harvard University historian Lisa McGirr as she discusses the rise of the modern right. In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run. The political left was grabbing headlines, and mainstream America was snickering at the political right. But a quiet grassroots campaign was underway. Thousands of suburban pioneers were working to shift the conservative movement from discredited clusters of extremists to respectability and dominant party status that eventually led to the presidential election of Ronald Reagan and to ongoing debates and divisions in American politics in the 21st century.

To purchase related book in advance: Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.

Also available through Hennepin County Libraries.