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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, including Presidents' Day, Feb. 16)
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
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Upcoming Events & Programs

Tue, Jan 27 2015 History Lounge: Who Built Our Capitol?
Minnesotans may know that Cass Gilbert 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...
Sat, Jan 31 2015 History Forum: The Cold Warrior
As leader of the U.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...
Thu, Feb 5 2015 Book Launch Celebration for Blues Vision: African...
Celebrate the publication of Blues Vision--a groundbreaking collection of incisive prose and powerful poetry by forty-three black writers who educate, inspire, and reveal the unabashed truth. The program includes: 6-7 p.m. Refreshments and cash bar7...
Sun, Feb 8 2015 The Secrets of Slave Songs
Join the Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project for a performance that examines slavery, abolition and its legacy in the United States. Through expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro spirituals and other songs born from...
Wed, Feb 11 2015 We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey
Join Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post Site Manager Travis Zimmerman as he discusses the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring the stories, values and traditions that traveled with them and remain today. This program is hosted by...
Thu, Feb 12 2015 Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit Preview...
"Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison" showcases the work of one of Minnesotas most important modern artists. Organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest, with the Plains Art Museum, the exhibit is coming home to the Twin...
Sat, Feb 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, Feb 14 2015 A Homecoming in Honor of George Morrison
Explore the life and work of Minnesota artist George Morrison with a panel discussion featuring exhibit curator W. Jackson Rushing III, MMAA director Kristin Makholm, retired MCAD professor Ruth Voights and artist Andrea Carlson. This program is...
Sat, Feb 14 2015 History Forum: The Age of Edison
Many believe that Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb, more than any other invention, marked the arrival of modernity. To admirers, this "little globe of sunshine" was an enemy of urban crime, an engine of economic productivity and a symbol of...
Tue, Feb 17 2015 History Lounge: George Morrison, A Life in Art
Artist George Morrison lived an epic life, one that took him from northern Minnesota to New York City, and eventually back to the "big water" of his Minnesota homeland in search of his Ojibwe heritage. In 1994, when Morrison was ready to talk about...
Thu, Feb 19 2015 North Coast Nosh Curated by "Sioux Chef" Sean...
Celebrate the traditions and flavors of Minnesota's indigenous people with The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman. Sherman will curate a program that includes tasting and conversation with indigenous food and drink purveyors, in the setting that the Heavy...
Sat, Feb 28 2015 Every Time I Feel the Spirit...A Celebration of African...
Those who fought to end slavery 150 years ago with the passing of the 13th amendment set the nation on the path to equality and civil rights for everyone. T. Mychael Rambo and friends encourage audiences of all ages and backgrounds to feel the...
Tue, Mar 3 2015 Educator's Preview: We Are Hmong Minnesota
Join us for a free educators preview of our new exhibit, We Are Hmong Minnesota, developed in partnership with the Hmong community of Minnesota. This is their story, told in their voices. Be the first to tour the exhibit and experience the profound...
Sat, Mar 7 2015 We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit Opening
Experience the journey the Hmong took from Southeast Asia to their new homeland in Minnesota four decades ago at the opening of the new History Center exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota," on view March 7-Nov. 29. Celebrate the contributions of this...
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 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 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. Come see the "We Are Hmong Minnesota" exhibit, do a daily kids craft and enjoy a History Player performance.
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...
*This event is 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...