MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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*Please be advised that April and May are very busy months with school groups before 2 p.m.

Museum

Tuesday: 10 am-8 pm 
Wednesday: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-5 pm
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: Noon-5 pm
Monday: Closed

Open Monday holidays year round, 10 am-5 pm
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Library

Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Library Holiday Hours

Free admission

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2018 May 17

 

The First Avenue Exhibit

Entrance and sign of First Avenue music venue

Opens May 4, 2019 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul

Since 1970, First Avenue and 7th Street Entry have been at the heart of the Minnesota music scene. The First Avenue Exhibit takes you inside the scenes, sounds, and stories of a landmark club that put Minneapolis music on the map. Celebrate the musicians, the employees, and the regulars who called First Ave their rock ‘n’ roll home. And through the lens of music, discover how First Avenue, its staff, and the Minneapolis music scene have changed over five decades.

Book cover of First Avenue

The First Avenue Book

First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom
Chris Riemenscheider

Where Prince and Minnesota made rock ’n’ roll history—a glorious look back at one of rock’s most storied clubs and the thousands of musicians who took the stage there.

 

Greyhound Bus Depot

MNopedia Article: First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

In the late 1960s, Allan Fingerhut and Danny Stevens leased the old Greyhound Bus Depot in Downtown Minneapolis with the plan to open a rock club. Since then, First Avenue & 7th Street Entry has nurtured a diverse group of musicians, both local and national, and brought together people from various backgrounds. It remains one of the most highly regarded music nightclubs in the country. Read more...

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