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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, 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.
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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2014 Nov 22

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Fri, Nov 28 2014 History HiJinx: Robot Mania!
For centuries scientists and artists, such as Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci, made sketches and models of movable figures. In the years following World War II, space travel and technology drove the popularity of robots, with comic book and...
Sat, Nov 29 2014 Family Playdate!
Visit the History Center over the Thanksgiving weekend to view the History Center exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Make and decorate a Pet Rock Pal courtesy of Manhattan Toys in Minneapolis and see a live musical show by Choo Choo Bob. Other...
Thu, Dec 4 2014 Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend
Thank you members! In appreciation, members can show their card to save 20-percent off regularly priced merchandise at the History Center, participating historic site gift stores and online. Shop for one-of-a-kind items, from MHS Press books, to...
Sat, Dec 6 2014 History Forum: The Bitter Elections
The election of 1824 featured two iconic candidates and ended in a contested result and accusations of crooked backroom deals. The election pitted New England statesman John Quincy Adams against popular Western war hero Andrew Jackson. Jackson won...
Sun, Dec 7 2014 AuSM Family Event: Toys of the '50s, '60s and...
The Minnesota History Center invites Austism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) families to come and explore the exhibits "Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s" and "Open House" during a special sensory viewing. Offered during a time when the exhibit is otherwise...
Sat, Dec 13 2014 Teen Toy Takeover! Toys Past and Toys Future
The Teen Advisory Council presents a day of retro and futuristic fun. Enjoy toys from the past in our new exhibit and demonstrations of toys of the future created by kids and adults. Think youve got what it takes to be the next toy innovator? Try...
Tue, Dec 16 2014 History Lounge: My Grandfathers Knocking Sticks
Ojibwe historian Brenda Child will share the stories of daily work, family life and culture on the Red Lake Reservation between World War I and the Depression. She will explore the challenges faced by the first generation to have grown up on a...
Sat, Dec 27 2014 Kwanzaa Family Day
Join family and friends in this annual African-American celebration. Kwanzaa follows seven core principles: Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. The family day program...
Mon, Dec 29 2014 History Center Open Monday Dec. 29
Explore the History Center this holiday season with special hours. Bring the family to see Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s and Then Now Wow, the history exhibit designed for kids. Plus, the History Center stores and Cafe Minnesota will also be open.
Thu, Jan 1 2015 New Year's Day at the History Center
Due to popular demand, the History Center is opening its doors on New Years Day so visitors can explore Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s before it closes on Jan. 4. Explore hundreds of toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms and a...
Sun, Jan 4 2015 Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels.The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 60s and 70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia,...
Sun, Jan 4 2015 Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of...
From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called The Pictureman, he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right...
Sat, Jan 10 2015 Sample Saturdays
Todays brewers and distillers draw on fresh ingredients and rich traditions to make tasty beers and beverages for the modern Minnesotan palate. Take a break in Cafe Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally made soda and chat with an...
Tue, Jan 13 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES:Stewardess by Kira...
A new play about the Northwest Airlines stewardess who challenged the status quo and went sky-high with the fight for gender equality in the workplace.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps...
Wed, Jan 14 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Highwaymen by Josh...
A new drama about the politics and controversy surrounding the construction of I-94 through St. Pauls Rondo Neighborhood. The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps from the page to the stage,...
Fri, Jan 16 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Ernest and the Bull...
A new drama about Hemingway's final days at the Mayo Clinic as he wrestles with fading memory, declining health, and what might be his ultimate writer's block.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first...
Sat, Jan 17 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Complicated Fun:...
A new musical-theater piece about the legendary 80s scene in Minneapolis.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps from the page to the stage, in the hands of a cadre of talented actors and...
Tue, Jan 27 2015 History Lounge: Who Built Our Capitol?
Minnesotans know who designed the State Capitol, but very little is known about the men and women who actually built it. Randy Croce, project director and video producer at the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, will discuss how he and...
Sat, Jan 31 2015 History Forum: The Cold Warrior
As leader of the U.S.s fight against the global threat of Soviet Communism, President Dwight D. Eisenhower aimed to contain the Cold War without perverting democracy, either at home or abroad. He kept the United States out of any "hot" wars, but...
Sun, Feb 8 2015 The Secrets of Slave Songs
Join the Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project for a performance that examines slavery, its abolition and consequences in the United States. Through expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro spirituals and other songs borne...