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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, including Memorial Day)
Museum Holiday Hours

Visiting in May or early June on a weekday? Consider planning your visit for after 2 p.m. if you prefer a quieter experience. We're thrilled to have nearly 1,000 excited school children visiting between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on most days, but we know it can be a little too noisy for some folks!

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
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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2015 May 26

 

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

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.