MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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651-259-3000
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Admission

$11 adults
$9 seniors (65+)
$9 college students (valid ID)
$9 active military (valid ID)
$6 children ages 6-17
Free to the public Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Free for MHS members and children age 5 and under.
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Exhibit Hours

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
12 to 5 p.m. Sun.;
Closed Mon. (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
Closed Sun. and Mon.
Library Holiday Hours

 

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Sat, Apr 26 2014 Lincoln Lecture
**This event is sold out**Join Harold Holzer, leading American authority on Abraham Lincoln, for this exclusive lecture about Lincoln's masterful and sometimes controversial use of the media. Holzer will focus on 1864, a time when an election loomed...
Tue, Apr 29 2014 Sights, Sounds and Soul Opening Reception
Attend an open house to meet some of the people featured in the new exhibit "Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis." Also, meet with teens who created a special photography exhibit taking inspiration from Chamblis...
Tue, May 6 2014 History Lounge: Toy Stories
Pet Rocks, Barbies, Daisy Air Rifles, Rotate-O-Matic Super Astronauts, Cootie and Weebles. Whether well-known or obscure, the toys and games of the 1950s, 60s and 70s spark childhood memories. They also reflect a history of changing times and...
Tue, May 13 2014 Seniors in Mind: Behind the Scenes with Working Boys Band...
In a world before child labor laws, many young people worked in factories to help their families get by. One visionary educator, Prof. C.C. Heintzman, saw music as a way to bring structure and meaning into the lives of those rough-and-tumble...
Wed, May 14 2014 Hmong American Day Celebration
Celebrate a shared history at the second annual Hmong American Day. The day honors the sacrifices of the Hmong people throughout the Vietnam War era, while inspiring the community to claim and define a Hmong American legacy. It calls on Hmong and...
Thu, May 15 2014 Design Diaries International Fashion Show
Join Twin Cities teens and teens from the Palestinian Heritage Museum in Jerusalem as they showcase original fashions that speak about history, culture and personal beliefs. The two groups of girls have been working together by teleconference since...
Fri, May 16 2014 RetroRama: Fashion with Soul
Revel in the fashions at this year's RetroRama as local designers take inspiration from the new exhibit Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the lens of Charles Chamblis. Chamblis, known around town as "The Pictureman," took photographs of...
Sat, May 17 2014 From Pigs Eye to SummitSt. Pauls Brewing History Tour
**May and June dates are SOLD OUT**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...
Sun, Jun 1 2014 I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American...
Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population, over 17 million peopleand those numbers are growing. Their ancestral roots represent over 50 percent of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from...
Wed, Jun 4 2014 History Pub Crawls: Working the West End
Take a tour of St. Pauls oldest neighborhood and hear vibrant tales of the Yankees, Czechs, Germans and Italians who gave it life. Roll from beautiful Irvine Park to the German Brewery District and on to the lost world of the Upper Levee, enjoying...
Sat, Jun 7 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...
Sat, Jun 7 2014 The Civil War of 1812 with Pulitzer Prize-Winning...
Join Alan Taylor for this exclusive lecture about an international war that helped shape the future of the United States and Minnesota. Taylor will discuss how, like the American Revolution, the War of 1812 was a civil war between competing visions...
Sat, Jun 14 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. From a country road, streetcar line and urban highway, the avenue is now a light rail route that both divides and defines the district....
Tue, Jun 17 2014 History HiJinx: Robot Mania!
For centuries scientists and artists, such as Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci, made sketches and models of movable figures. In the years following World War II, space travel and technology drove the popularity of robots, with comic book and...
Sat, Jun 21 2014 2014 Citizenship Day of Welcome
Bring your family to a public celebration of citizenship hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society and the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Witness new Americans taking the Oath of Citizenship at a naturalization ceremony, then welcome them with...
Tue, Jun 24 2014 Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic...
Calling all budding fashionistas. At this two-day workshop, you'll use 21st-century technology to create your own designs inspired by historic textiles. On Day 1, you'll enjoy a behind the scenes look at historic textiles, and following a...
Tue, Jul 1 2014 9 Nights of Music: Caf Accordion Orchestra
The History Center's popular outdoor music series kicks off with the French-Latin music of Caf Accordion Orchestra.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance...
Tue, Jul 8 2014 9 Nights of Music: Somali Camel
Enjoy urban and traditional folk music with Somali Camel featuring Abdulkadir Said and Najiib Elmi.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...
Tue, Jul 8 2014 Seniors in Mind: John Howe: The Pencil in Frank Lloyd...
For nearly three decades, John Howe was Frank Lloyd Wrights chief draftsman and the person who created many of the most famous drawings to emanate from the Taliesin studio. In addition to being one of the 20th Centurys finest architectural renderers...
Tue, Jul 15 2014 9 Nights of Music: Rockin Rondo Jazz Quartet with Debbie...
Celebrate Rondo Days with the jazz, rythm and blues of Rockin Rondo Jazz Quartet with Debbie Duncan. Starting the evening will be the Half Pintz Drill Team presented in collaboration with Rondo Avenue, Inc.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music"...