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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, including Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm)
Museum Holiday Hours

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.



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History Players for Adults

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 
  • Book Club
  • Grandparent/grandchild event
  • Corporate event
  • Residential care event
  • History fair
  • Community Center event
  • Social club meeting (Kiwanis, DAR, etc.)

Program Details

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!