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)
Museum Holiday Hours

Please note: We are very busy with school groups during April & May between 10am-2pm.

Library Hours

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




2017 Apr 27


War of 1812: Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and Native Americans

On view June 3-Sept 14, 2014.

Wars are part of a nation’s or a people’s story, rich with meaning and symbolism. These stories can be strikingly different—even contradictory—depending on the teller’s perspective. "War of 1812," mounted by the Canadian War Museum, explores the War of 1812 from the contrasting perspectives of the four main participants: Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), Americans, the British and Native Americans.

Original artifacts drawn from the Minnesota Historical Society collections will be on display alongside graphic panels that present the historical perspectives of the war. The artifacts include the first map to show the existence of all five Great Lakes; a first edition of Father Hennepin's "Travels"; and a 1689 fur trade contract with Nicolas Perrot.