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 10 am-5 pm Monday holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

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




2017 Jun 20


Museum Theater

Throughout the year, the Minnesota History Center offers special short plays and performances that highlight exhibit stories and themes. Don't miss these opportunities to experience some of the stories, drama and emotions of a different time.

Penumbra Performances

March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, 2017 - 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy short performances of scenes and monologues from Penumbra Theatre company members in the exhibit galleries. The performances will feature plays and playwrights highlighted in the exhibit Penumbra Theatre at 40: Art, Race and a Nation on Stage.


Other performances you may see throughout the year: 

Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan
written and directed by Beth Gilleland
Sit for a spell and hear stories of Minnesota’s biggest best friends – Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox!
Streetcar Time Machine
written by Melanie Wehrmacher,  directed by Craig Johnson
The Amazing Adventures of Stuart Lindman
Written by Joseph Scrimshaw, directed by Craig Johnson
Grasshopper Plague!
written and directed by Beth Gilleland
featuring Shawn Hoffman
A farming couple in the 1870’s is having their photo taken when the grasshoppers arrive. Hear how they survived the "Grasshopper Plague!"
Parachute Silk
written by Carson Kreitzer
directed by Craig Johnson
featuring Laurel Armstrong, Daisy Skarning, and EJ Subkoviak
Look in on a conversation between two women during World War II as they discuss love, marriage and the waste and sacrifice of war.