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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 Mar 1


Seniors in Mind

Seniors in Mind 2015

This popular weekday series returns for a new season of music, photography and lectures on a wide variety of Minnesota history and culture topics.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Location: Minnesota History Center
  • Tickets: Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015. $2 per person non-refundable reservation fee guarantees a seat and supports the program. (Does not include $9 senior admission to museum galleries). Space is limited.
  • Programs include a 10% discount at the History Center's Museum Stores. Cafe Minnesota will be open for lunch following each program.

Upcoming Seniors in Mind Events

We Are Hmong: Behind The Scenes

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:30am

$2 (does not include museum admission). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Hmong migration to the state, this exhibit represents an unprecedented partnership between the Hmong community and the Minnesota Historical Society. Much more than a single exhibit, "We Are Hmong Minnesota" includes a separate exhibit of Hmong textiles from MNHS collections at the James J. Hill House; public programs; new acquisitions; new outreach to schools; and a completely remodeled section of the MNHS website dealing with Hmong history. Co-curators Noah Vang and Brian Horrigan will speak about the partnership that produced this extraordinary initiative.

The Ebony Fashion Fair: Inspiring Beauty and Fashion

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:30am

$2 (does not include museum admission). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.

The History Center's upcoming exhibit "Inspiring Beauty" explores how the Ebony Fashion Fair, a world-renowned traveling fashion show, with works from the icons of the fashion world, became a vehicle for African American empowerment, pride, and achievement. The Chicago History Museum exhibit developer, Joy Bivins, will share her experience and expertise about the history and legacy of Eunice Johnson and the Fashion Fair. Bivens will be joined by Robyn Robinson who will share her personal memories and experiences as a young woman in Chicago, discuss how the Fashion Fair influenced her and her friends, and recall what it was like attending one of the shows. 

Vanishing Landmarks with Photographer Doug Ohman

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30am
$2 (does not include museum admission). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.
Travel the back roads and small towns with photographer Doug Ohman as he explores the stories and history of Minnesota through historic buildings that are quickly disappearing. Doug will share information along with his own experiences about a variety of sites from Minnesota’s oldest courthouse to the last Civil War recruiting station. 

Minnesota’s Deadliest Tornadoes with Mary Lahammer

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:30am

$2 (does not include museum admission). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.

"Minnesota's Deadliest Tornadoes" is the history of three tornadoes in Rochester, St.Cloud and Appleton, Minnesota. Join us for a viewing of this short documentary and a talk by Mary Lahammer as she shares stories and personal reflections on these severe storms. 

Seeing Suburbia: Visions of the American Dream

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:30am

$2 (does not include museum admission). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.

Suburbia held the promise of “the good life” after a prolonged period of economic depression and wartime sacrifice. This program tours suburban cultural history through period film, television, music, advertising, and visual arts, looking at how a little (or big!) house in the suburbs came to represent the American Dream for generations.