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MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday Holidays, including Dec. 29, 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

Admission

  • $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.
  • Free to visit the library
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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2014 Dec 21

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Fri, Dec 26 2014 History HiJinx: Robot Mania!
In the years following World War II, space travel and technology drove the popularity of robots, with characters like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers hitting the scene. View toy robots in the new History Center exhibit, Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s...
Sat, Dec 27 2014 Kwanzaa Family Day
Join family and friends in this annual African-American celebration. Kwanzaa follows seven core principles: Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. The family day program...
Mon, Dec 29 2014 History Center Open Monday Dec. 29
Explore the History Center this holiday season with special hours. Bring the family to see Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s and Then Now Wow, the history exhibit designed for kids. Plus, the History Center stores and Cafe Minnesota will also be open.
Thu, Jan 1 2015 New Year's Day at the History Center
Due to popular demand, the History Center is opening its doors on New Year's Day so visitors can explore Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s before it closes on Jan. 4. Explore hundreds of toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms and...
Sun, Jan 4 2015 Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels.The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 60s and 70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia,...
Sun, Jan 4 2015 Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of...
From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called The Pictureman, he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right...
Sat, Jan 10 2015 Sample Saturdays
Todays brewers and distillers draw on fresh ingredients and rich traditions to make tasty beers and beverages for the modern Minnesotan palate. Take a break in Caf Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally made soda and chat with an...
Tue, Jan 13 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES:Stewardess by Kira...
A new play about the Northwest Airlines stewardess who challenged the status quo and went sky-high with the fight for gender equality in the workplace.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps...
Wed, Jan 14 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Highwaymen by Josh...
A new drama about the politics and controversy surrounding the construction of I-94 through St. Pauls Rondo Neighborhood. The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps from the page to the stage,...
Fri, Jan 16 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Ernest and the Bull...
A new drama about Hemingway's final days at the Mayo Clinic as he wrestles with fading memory, declining health, and what might be his ultimate writer's block.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first...
Sat, Jan 17 2015 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Complicated Fun:...
A new musical-theater piece about the legendary 80s scene in Minneapolis.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps from the page to the stage, in the hands of a cadre of talented actors and...
Tue, Jan 27 2015 History Lounge: Who Built Our Capitol?
Minnesotans may know that Cass Gilbert designed the State Capitol, but very little is known about the men and women who actually built it. Randy Croce, project director and video producer at the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, will...
Sat, Jan 31 2015 History Forum: The Cold Warrior
As leader of the U.S. fight against the global threat of Soviet Communism, President Dwight D. Eisenhower aimed to contain the Cold War without perverting democracy, either at home or abroad. He kept the United States out of any "hot" wars, but...
Sun, Feb 8 2015 The Secrets of Slave Songs
Join the Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project for a performance that examines slavery, abolition and its legacy in the United States. Through expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro spirituals and other songs born from...
Wed, Feb 11 2015 We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey
Join Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post Site Manager Travis Zimmerman as he discusses the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring the stories, values and traditions that traveled with them and remain today. This program is hosted by...
Thu, Feb 12 2015 Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit Preview...
"Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison" showcases the work of one of Minnesotas most important modern artists. Organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest, with the Plains Art Museum, the exhibit is coming home to the Twin...
Sat, Feb 14 2015 History Forum: The Age of Edison
Many believe that Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb, more than any other invention, marked the arrival of modernity. To admirers, this "little globe of sunshine" was an enemy of urban crime, an engine of economic productivity and a symbol of...
Sat, Feb 14 2015 A Homecoming in Honor of George Morrison
Join a panel of scholars for an exploration of the life and work of Minnesota artist George Morrison. With exhibit curators W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm and artists Jeffrey Chapman and Andrea Carlson. This program is held in...
Tue, Feb 17 2015 History Lounge: George Morrison, A Life in Art
Artist George Morrison lived an epic life, one that took him from northern Minnesota to New York City, and eventually back to the "big water" of his Minnesota homeland in search of his Ojibwe heritage. In 1994, when Morrison was ready to talk about...
Tue, Feb 17 2015 Neighborhood Nights
Wont you be our neighbor? Come to a Neighborhood Open House and get to know the History Center! For three Tuesdays in 2015, were giving our neighbors in Lowertown/Downtown, Payne Phalen and Midway a customized peek into our collections, goody bags...