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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.



2014 Sep 2

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Seniors in Mind

This popular weekday series returns for a new season of music, photography and lectures on a wide variety of Minnesota history and culture topics.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Location: Minnesota History Center
  • Tickets: Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015. $2 per person non-refundable reservation fee guarantees a seat and supports the program. (Does not include $9 senior admission to museum galleries). Space is limited.
  • Programs include a 10% discount at the History Center's Museum Stores. Cafe Minnesota will be open for lunch following each program.


Funded with gifts in memory of Marney Brooks. 


Upcoming Seniors in Mind Events

Toys Are Us: Memories and History with MNHS Exhibit Developer Kate Roberts

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:30am
Tickets available online and by phone at 651-259-3015.
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Hot Wheels. Atari. There’s something about an old toy that brings back memories. MNHS senior exhibit developer Kate Roberts, who developed the Minnesota Historical Society’s national traveling exhibit, "Toys of the ’50s, ‘60s and ‘70s," places memorable toys in their historical context while examining their impact on kids and the larger community. Roberts will share firsthand stories from adults who revered these toys as kids, as well as insights gleaned from primary sources, toy experts, and collectors. If you happen to have a favorite toy from your childhood, bring it along and share a story at the conclusion of the program.
Roberts is the author of the exhibit's companion book

1864: An Election Like No Other

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:30am
Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.
By the fall of 1864, peace and abolition were watchwords and the outcome of the Civil War hinged as much on ballot box as the battlefield.  Step back in time as we re-imagine the music, media and mayhem of this decisive national election as well as the long shadow cast, closer to home, by the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Special guests include Randal Dietrich, MNHS Civil War Specialist; Mark Ritchie, MN Secretary of State; Jayne Becker, Ramsey House Site Manager; and Civil War era music with The New Pearl Buttons.