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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)
Closed Thanksgiving Day; open 10 am-5 pm on Fri, Nov. 27.
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

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


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free to visit the library



2015 Nov 24


Tuesday Talks (formerly Seniors in Mind)

Tuesday Talks 2016 (formerly Seniors in Mind)

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 Tuesday Talks

Think South with Cathy de Moll

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:30am
An intimate look at the remarkable characters and events behind the first non-mechanical crossing of Antarctica, told by the executive director of the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. 

Giving Voice Chorus Performance

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Giving Voice Chorus creates an opportunity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease in our community to join together with their care partners to connect through the power of music. Come ready to sing and dance along!

The History of Animation

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:30am
Phil Anderson, Professor Emeritus of MCAD, will share a brief overview of the history of animation including the major studios and animators that brought the art form into the modern age. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibit What's Up Doc?

A Conversation with Kate Beane, PhD

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:30am

Join MNHS's American Indian Community Liaison, Kate Beane, PhD, as she explores the Indigenous perspective of her tribal history, as well as the ongoing efforts to retain and strengthen ties to both the Minnesota homeland and Dakota language. Using oral history and archival materials, as well as personal family letters and journals, Beane has analyzed how the separations between family members, displacement from their ancestral land base, and the introduction of Christianity, have all impacted Dakota cultural identity over time.

The Art of Illustrated Cookbooks

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:30am

The days of food photography began around the 1950s, now photography is all we see in cookbooks. But before that time, fine art and illustration was the only way to reach bakers and cooks with anything visual. Those beautiful images, many of them worthy of exhibits in an art museum, are still available to those who search them out. Authors Linda Koutsky and Kathryn Strand Koutsky will talk about the history of fine art and illustrations in pre-photography cookbooks.