Costumed History Players bring Minnesota’s past to life in the History Players for Adults program. All ages find it stimulating and fun to learn about people, places and events that shaped Minnesota. Ideal for your next:
Lunch and Learn event
Residential care event
Community Center event
Social club meeting (Kiwanis, DAR, etc.)
A staff member from the Minnesota Historical Society will lead a lively 45-minute presentation. Costumed characters from Minnesota’s past share memorable stories with props, artifacts and multimedia elements for added drama.
History Player Characters:
Harriet Bishop (1817-1883), St. Paul's first public school teacher
William de la Barre (1849-1936), Chief water engineer for Minneapolis
Virginia Mae Hope (1921-1944), World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot
Frederick McKinley Jones (1892-1961), African American inventor and self-taught engineer
Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980), Author of the Betsy-Tacy series of children's books
Joseph Nicollet (1786-1843), French scientist, mathematician and geographer of the Minnesota region.
Toni Stone (1921-1996), First Woman to play Professional Baseball with the Negro Leagues
Mary Dodge Woodward (1826-1890), Domestic manager of a bonanza farm
Online Supplementary Materials
Download materials, including background character information and additional resources.
To request a visit by a History Player, call 1-888-387-5008.
Fees apply to presentations on the same day at the same location.
$150 for first performance
$100 for second performance
$50 for each additional performance
Apply for the Minnesota Historical Society’s History Player Scholarship! 501c3 Non Profit Organizations can enjoy discounted or free educational programs delivered by our historic characters from Minnesota’s past. Apply today!