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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, including Memorial Day)
Museum Holiday Hours

Visiting in May or early June on a weekday? Consider planning your visit for after 2 p.m. if you prefer a quieter experience. We're thrilled to have nearly 1,000 excited school children visiting between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on most days, but we know it can be a little too noisy for some folks!

Library Hours

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


  • $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



2015 May 25


Upcoming Events & Programs

Tue, May 26 2015 Finance Meets Fashion Networking Event
Join Nneka Morgan from KMOJ radio for a networking hour followed by a screening and discussion of a new TPT documentary, "Making Money Work." Guests are invited to explore the new exhibit, "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,"...
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...
Sat, Jun 13 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...
Tue, Jun 16 2015 History HiJinx: Hmong Bag
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...
Wed, Jul 8 2015 History Pub Crawls: Downtown St. Paul
Unearth the secrets behind downtown St. Paul's transformation from wild prairie to modern power center. Find out how it grew from rough river port where soap was scarce to become a Gilded Age gem built by robber barons, impresarios and crime bosses...
Sat, Jul 11 2015 Sister Spokesman: Loving Your Hair
Shop and mingle with local vendors and organizations that serve African American women. At 1:30 pm, catch a presentation about styling natural African American hair. Guests are encouraged to visit the exhibit "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony...
Tue, Jul 14 2015 9 Nights of Music: Bruce Henry Band
Join the Bruce Henry Band for an evening of Motown. At intermission show off your favorite chapeau and win prizes in the Fashion Flair Hat Contest inspired by the History Center exhibit "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.""9 Nights of...
Tue, Jul 14 2015 Seniors in Mind: Vanishing Landmarks with Photographer...
Travel the back roads and small towns with photographer Doug Ohman as he explores the stories of Minnesota through historic buildings. Through vibrant photography, Ohman will share his own experiences and the history of a variety of sites from...
Tue, Jul 21 2015 9 Nights of Music: Salsa del Soul
Enjoy an evening with Salsa del Soul, a nine-piece orchestra performing dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean."9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance...
Sun, Jul 26 2015 25 years of the ADA, Free Family Day Celebration
The Minnesota State Council on Disability and MNHS are hosting a family day with free admission for all, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Activities include live music, dancing,...
Tue, Jul 28 2015 9 Nights of Music: Red Rock Swing Band
Take in non-stop jumpin' jivin' and wailin' with the jazz stylings of the Red Rock Swing Band. "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction at 6:30 pm. Live music starts at 7...
Sat, Aug 1 2015 Bars, Bootleggers and Booze Bus Tour
*SOLD OUT*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...
Tue, Aug 4 2015 9 Nights of Music: The Kong and Shu Project
Join The Kong and Shu Project, two brothers who write folk-rock and pop songs in their native Hmong language. This performance is being offered in conjunction with the History Center exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota.""9 Nights of Music" is offered...
Wed, Aug 5 2015 History Pub Crawls: Summit Hill
Bask in the Victorian grace of St. Pauls Summit Hill and discover the stories and people behind the epic rise, fall and rise again of one of the citys most fashionable historical addresses. Follow the path of the old streetcars past 19th-century...
Tue, Aug 11 2015 9 Nights of Music: Nikaido, Sorvari and Kazama
Nikaido, Sorvari and Kazama, are a group of friends whose unique musical blend is best described as "cosmic" Japanese pop. During intermission, the Junshin Peace Singers from Nagasaki will perform. This program is offered in partnership with the St...