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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)
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.
  • Free to visit the library
     

Contact

651-259-3000
Contact

2015 Mar 5

 

Upcoming Events & Programs

Sat, Mar 7 2015 We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit Opening
Admission is free, so come out and explore the new exhibit We Are Hmong Minnesota. Plus, meet Ms. Hmong Minnesota, take part in a community artwork puzzle, find out your Hmong name, watch performances of traditional music and dance, enjoy a skit and...
Tue, Mar 10 2015 Seniors in Mind: Behind the Scenes of We Are Hmong...
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Hmong migration to the state, the exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota" represents an unprecedented partnership between the Hmong community and the Minnesota Historical Society. In addition to the exhibit, there will...
Sat, Mar 14 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 Caf Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally-made soda and chat with an...
Sat, Mar 14 2015 History Forum: Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road...
On Dec. 29, 1890, as Democrats and Republicans battled for political power in Washington, a U.S. cavalry regiment hunted down and killed innocent Lakota men, women and children in the Wounded Knee Massacre. Heather Cox Richardson will reveal how a...
Sat, Mar 14 2015 Saturday Brunch at the History Center
Get your weekend off to a great start with Saturday brunch at the Minnesota History Center. Using sustainable ingredients from local farmers and artisans, Executive Chef Christian Pieper features the best that Minnesota has to offer while...
Sat, Mar 21 2015 Qhia Dab Neeg: Hmong Stories on Film
Qhia Dab Neeg is Hmong for storytelling. The Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival, held annually in St. Paul, is a way members of the Hmong community are using film to tell their stories in their own voices. View a selection of short documentary and...
Tue, Mar 24 2015 Spring Break Family Days
Spend spring break at the History Center for action-packed fun. Explore hands-on exhibits including "Then Now Wow," "Grainland," "Open House," "Weather Permitting" and "Minnesota's Greatest Generation." Plus, explore the new "We Are Hmong Minnesota...
Tue, Mar 24 2015 History Lounge: Stassen Again
Harold Stassen lived a personal and political life that was far more complex than many know. He served as Minnesota Governor from 1939 to 1943, co-authored the United Nations charter, was a member of the Eisenhower administration, and ran for the U....
Sat, Apr 18 2015 Bars, Bootleggers and Booze: Distilling in the Twin...
Cocktail rooms and high end mixology are trends matched only by our current thirst for microbrews. Booze and hooch have a rich history in the Twin Cities, including legacy brands like Phillips, founded in 1912; and Minnesota 13, a high quality...
Tue, Apr 21 2015 History Lounge: Norwegian Journey
In the years before and during the American Civil War, Norwegians immigrated to Minnesota's safer neighbor to the north. Canadian recruitment brought thousands of Norwegians to Quebec Province where they established distinctive immigrant colonies....
Sat, Apr 25 2015 A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day...
Friendship, diversity and unity are celebrated as artists from the Twin Cities Asian Pacific communities gather to highlight traditions that help us make connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which we live, work and...
Sun, Apr 26 2015 Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
The first comprehensive retrospective of a key Native American modernist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture that bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection...
Wed, Apr 29 2015 The Rose Ensemble: Singing for Freedom, an Antislavery...
Commemorate the Civil War through a musical story about the antislavery efforts of The Hutchinson Family Singers (founders of Hutchinson, Minn.) The family would take up social causes, singing about abolition and performing to interracial audiences...
Tue, May 5 2015 History Lounge: Degrees of Freedom
Minnesota was able to set precedents in anti-discrimination laws and provide progressive black and white leadership despite having a relatively small black population. Dr. Bill Green reveals the stories of ordinary citizens like former slave and...
Sun, May 10 2015 Minnesota Museums Month Free Day
Free History Center admission to celebrate Minnesota Museums Month. Explore hands-on exhibits including "Then Now Wow," "Grainland," "Open House," "Weather Permitting" and "Minnesota's Greatest Generation." Plus, explore the recently opened "We Are...
Tue, May 19 2015 Seniors in Mind: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Find out how a world-renowned traveling fashion show, with designs from icons of the fashion world, became a vehicle for African American empowerment, pride and achievement. Joy Bivens from the Chicago History Museum will discuss the new exhibit "...
Thu, May 21 2015 Inspiring Beauty Fashion Show and Preview Party
"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair" opens with a gala soiree and original fashion show inspired by Ebonys legacy. Produced by Richard Moody and featuring work by Brandon Atherly, Sharon Cox-Cole, Hilda Mauya, Eli Nyamal, Raquel...
Thu, May 21 2015 Inspiring Beauty Members-Only Fashion Show and Exhibit...
Members are invited to experience 50 years of Ebony Fashion Fair history up close at this exhibit preview including 40 garments from icons of the fashion industry. Members see the exhibit first and then enjoy a special members-only fashion show and...
Wed, Jun 3 2015 History Pub Crawls: Working the West End
Take a tour of St. Pauls oldest neighborhood and hear vibrant tales of the Yankees, Czechs, Germans and Italians who gave it life. Roll from beautiful Irvine Park to the German Brewery District and on to the lost world of the Upper Levee, enjoying...
Sat, Jun 6 2015 History Architecture Crawls: Mid-Century Modern
Explore hallmarks of mid-century modern design by the likes of Ralph Rapson, Close Architects, Eliel Saarinen and more. The tour is on an air-conditioned bus and includes up to two blocks of moderately-paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call...