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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, including Dec. 29, 10 am-5 pm.)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours

Admission

  • $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
     

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651-259-3000
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2014 Dec 21

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History of Hip

History of Hip has a new home! Programs are now held at the Bedlam Theatre, 213 East Fourth St., St. Paul. 
 
An informal series about the origins of all things hip, History of Hip takes Saint Paul as its subject this year! That’s right: Saint Paul, Minneapolis’s less flashy older sister, is hip. So, hop off the Green Line at the Union Depot stop (or park in the Lowertown ramp) to join in the conversation about a Saint Paul Renaissance at the Bedlam Theatre while we also explore some of the great destinations and events of Saint Paul’s storied past.
 
 $15 ($12 MNHS members). Please note: These are 21+ events. Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or tap beer and light refreshments.
Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015. 
 
In the rare event of unforeseen scheduling conflicts, this program will be moved to the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul MN 55102

Download podcasts of previous programs to see what you missed! 

 

 

Upcoming History of Hip Events

The Saint Paul Snack: A Brief History of Coney Dogs

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

$15 ($12 MNHS members). Ages 21+ only.  Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or tap beer and light refreshments.

Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015.

Held at the Bedlam Theatre, 213 East Fourth St., St. Paul

Saint Paul’s ultimate vernacular bar food is like but not the same as its Michigan-based namesake, and its story is as cranky, weird and unique to Saint Paul as the bars and bartenders that carry it. Geographer and author Bill Lindeke shares the history and stories of Saint Paul coneys with Bill Keenan, whose legendary secret sauce keeps regulars returning to his namesake bar on West Seventh. Stop in for a beer and a bump and stay awhile. 


Secret Love: Saint Paul's Gay Bars, Past and Present

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:30pm
$15 ($12 MNHS members). Ages 21+ only. Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or tap beer and light refreshments.
Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015.
 
Held at the Bedlam Theatre, 213 East Fourth St., St. Paul
 
Historian Stewart Van Cleve on the stories and lore of historic Saint Paul bars like Kirmser’s, Rice Park and Oscar Wilde’s meeting with Archbishop John Ireland. Beloved Twin Cities singer and pianist Lori Dokken will share memories and lore from her years as a piano lounge performer in venues including the Town House Bar and the Gay 90s. 

Bikes

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:30pm
$15 ($12 MNHS members). Ages 21+ only.  Ticket price includes one glass of house wine or tap beer and light refreshments.
Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015.
 
Held at the Bedlam Theatre, 213 East Fourth St., St. Paul
 
Saint Paul has a committed culture of cyclists. From its 1890s “scorchers” and early bicycle trails to its modern day entrepreneurs crafting everything from frames to gear and tools, this city is on a roll when it comes to liberating its citizens from the automobile! Jean McElvain, curator of the Goldstein Gallery’s “Design Cycles: A Bike Show” (on view at the Goldstein Gallery through May) shares some of her favorite bike stories; while Matt Reicher, author of the “Streets of Saint Paul” blog shares his research on some of the earliest bikers and bike stories in the city.