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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, 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.
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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2014 Jul 24

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Sat, Jul 26 2014 History Architecture Crawls: University Grove Home Tour...
**THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT** A unique neighborhood designed for University of Minnesota faculty and staff, University Grove is a collection of early and mid-20th century architect-designed homes that has been recognized by the New York Times as an "...
Tue, Jul 29 2014 9 Nights of Music: Dick Hensold Band
Enjoy Scottish ceilidh music with the Dick Hensold Band.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Live music and dancing starts at...
Tue, Aug 5 2014 9 Nights of Music: Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra
Take in Swedish social music with Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Live music and dancing...
Sat, Aug 9 2014 History Food Crawls: University Avenue, Frogtown and...
Ride through the history, culture and cuisine of one of St. Pauls most changeable districts, University Avenue. Once a country road, streetcar line and urban highway, the avenue is now a light rail route that both divides and defines the district....
Sat, Aug 9 2014 History Architecture Crawls: Mid-Century Modern
Explore hallmarks of mid-century modern design in Minneapolis and St. Paul on a guided bus tour. Stops include a walking tour of the University Grove neighborhood, an architectural time capsule of houses designed by Minnesota architects, including...
Tue, Aug 12 2014 9 Nights of Music: Gertie and the T.O. Boyz and Finn Hall...
Mix it up with Gertie and the T.O. Boyz and Finn Hall as they present an evening of Waila (chicken scratch) and Finnish polkas.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides...
Tue, Aug 19 2014 9 Nights of Music: Okee Dokee Brothers
Join us for an American Folk "shindig" with the Okee Dokee Brothers. This program is offered in conjunction with the History Center exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Families are invited to participate in pre-show activities including lawn...
Sat, Aug 23 2014 History Architecture Crawls: Cass Gilbert Home and...
From his first St. Paul apprenticeship through his 1934 design of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., Cass Gilbert built a national reputation as one of the most prolific and stylistically versatile architects of his...
Tue, Aug 26 2014 9 Nights of Music: Ukrainian Village Band
Explore verchirka (party) music with the Ukrainian Village Band.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Live music and dancing...
Sat, Sep 6 2014 From Pigs Eye to SummitSt. Pauls Brewing History Tour
Seek out a new go-to brew and learn about St. Pauls "hoppy" past with this tour based on original research by Doug Hoverson, author of "Land of Amber Waters." New breweries, brew pubs and taprooms springing up around St. Paul are a powerful...
Tue, Sep 9 2014 Seniors in Mind: Toys Are Us: Memories and History with...
Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Hot Wheels and Atari. Theres something about an old toy that brings back memories. MNHS senior exhibit developer and author Kate Roberts, who developed the Minnesota Historical Societys national traveling exhibit Toys of the '...
Sun, Sep 14 2014 War of 1812: Canada, the United States, Great Britain,...
Wars are part of a nations or a peoples story, rich with meaning and symbolism. These stories can be strikingly differenteven contradictorydepending on the tellers perspective. "War of 1812," mounted by the Canadian War Museum, explores the War of...
Sat, Sep 27 2014 Museum Day Live! Free Admission
In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! the Minnesota History Center is offering free admission to all visitors on Saturday, Sept. 27. Explore exhibits including Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, Then Now Wow, Minnesota's Greatest...
Sat, Sep 27 2014 Dakota/Ojibwe Family Day: Toys and Games
Visit for free during this family event offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! Stop by our newest exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, then learn about Dakota and Ojibwe toys. Test your hand-eye coordination with the...
Thu, Oct 9 2014 Throwback Thursday
Revisit your childhood during this evening event. Challenge other party-goers to old-school hula hoop contests, Hippity-Hop races and rounds of Mystery Date or Battleship. Lip-synch to hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, catch the TV shenanigans of the...
Tue, Oct 14 2014 History Lounge: The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Minnesota
The Ku Klux Klan was active throughout the country with Minnesotans organizing 51 chapters of the KKK throughout the state. Minnesota Klan members played town ball, served as church deacons, ran local businesses and were elected to political office...
Thu, Oct 16 2014 History HiJinx: Education Minnesota Family Days
Spend school release days with the Minnesota History Center. Explore the new exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, then stop by the History HiJinx craft tables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to create a toy to take home.
Sat, Oct 18 2014 History Forum: A Storm of Witches
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. The resulting Salem Witch Trials persist as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in...
Sun, Oct 26 2014 Dia de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead
For Mexican-Americans Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important holiday where connections to ancestors are strengthened and a rich cultural heritage is passed on to future generations. The History Center's annual Dia de Los Muertos family...
Sat, Nov 1 2014 Beer for Parents, Toys for All
Toys arent just for kids. Adult visitors can stop by Caf Minnesota to sample some tasty beverages courtesy of a Minnesota brewer or distiller and all visitors can enjoy a toy activity designed by a local toymaker thats fun for the young and young at...