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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 27

 

Upcoming Events & Programs

Sat, Apr 4 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, Apr 11 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, Apr 18 2015 Bars, Bootleggers and Booze Bus Tour
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....
Tue, Apr 21 2015 Cafe MN and Bauhaus Brew Labs Dinner
Join Cafe Minnesota for an exclusive dinner and beer pairings with local favorite, Bauhaus Brew Labs. Executive Chef Christian Pieper has curated a unique menu featuring four courses of delicious local and sustainable ingredients each paired with a...
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 end of the Civil War 150 years ago 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...
Tue, May 5 2015 History Lounge: Degrees of Freedom
Minnesota has set precedents in anti-discrimination laws and provided progressive black and white leadership despite having a relatively small black population. Join historian William D. Green as he presents stories of ordinary citizens like former...
Sun, May 10 2015 Minnesota Museums Month Free Day
May is Museums Month in Minnesota. To celebrate, the History Center will be offering free admission all day. Guests can explore hands-on exhibits including "Then Now Wow," "Grainland," "Open House," "Weather Permitting," "Minnesota's Greatest...
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 Bivins from the Chicago History Museum will discuss the new exhibit "...
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...
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, Christiana Kippels, Eli Nyamal, Enna...
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...
Thu, Jun 11 2015 The Journey Jewelry Trunk Show
The Minnesota History Center stores carry locally crafted items including unique hand-made jewelry. Meet jewelry designer Karen Journey, owner of For the Journey Jewelry in Circle Pines. Karen combines semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals,...
Thu, Jun 11 2015 Double Discount Shopping Weekend
The History Center, Mill City Museum, and selected historic sites statewide will host a four-day weekend summer sale to thank MNHS members for their support. Just in time for Fathers Day, graduations and weddings, enjoy savings of 20-percent on a...
Tue, Jun 16 2015 History HiJinx: Summer Craft
Cloth bags with intricate hand-stitched patterns, colorful pom poms, beaded fringe, and silver coins are traditional and symbolic accessories worn by men and women, girls and boys for the Hmong New Years celebration. Design and color your own cloth...
Tue, Jun 30 2015 9 Nights of Music: Pig's Eye Landing
The History Center's popular outdoor music series kicks off with Pig's Eye Landing and the sounds of Minnesota's folk traditions. At 5:30 preshow activities begin with a unique outdoor installation. Families can climb aboard a rustic 1940s...
Tue, Jul 7 2015 9 Nights of Music: Orkestar Bez Ime
Orkestar Bez Ime means "Orchestra without a name" in Bulgarian. Join the six member group for an evening of festive party music from the Baltic."9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance...