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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651-259-3000
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2016 Dec 6

 

Tuesday Talks (formerly Seniors in Mind)

Tuesday Talks 2016/17 (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

Women in Politics: A Minnesota Perspective

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:30am

Join Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist and author Lori Sturdevant as she charts the progress of the women’s rights movement in Minnesota and showcases notable leaders on both sides of the aisle, including Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court. 


Land of 10,000 Loves

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:30am

Historian Stewart Van Cleve blends oral history, archival narrative, newspaper accounts and fascinating illustrations to paint a remarkable picture of Minnesota's queer history. Van Cleve will present from his book "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota," which explores the sacrifices, scandals and victories that have affected and continue to affect the lives of queer Minnesotans.


A Musical Companion to Betsy-Tacy

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:30am

Vocalist Maud Hixson and pianist Rick Carlson present songs from the 1890s through World War I that were referred to in Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy book series. Hear familiar favorites like "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "In The Good Old Summertime" as well as some lesser-known gems from the era of parlor music.


The Golden Age of Minnesota Literature

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:30am

The 1920s were a rich decade for local writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis and O. E. Rolvaag. While these authors remain in the canon today, more than 100 novels by other Minnesota writers also received attention in the 1920s. Join MNHS Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman as he shares why he considers the 1920s to be the golden age of literature in Minnesota.


Minnesota State Parks with Chris Niskanen

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Minnesota is home to prairies and forests, lakes and rivers, bison and gray wolf—and a treasured system of state parks. Emblems of natural history, many were created to protect an ecosystem such as the giant hardwood trees at Nerstrand Big Woods, features like the spectacular waterfalls at Gooseberry or limestone caves at Forestville, and historic structures such as the early settlement of Fort Ridgely along the Minnesota River. Come share your favorite state park memory with longtime outdoors reporter, Chris Niskanen.