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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 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

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 Sep 2

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Sat, Sep 6 2014 From Pigs Eye to SummitSt. Pauls Brewing History Tour
Seek out a new go-to brew with this tour based on original research by author Doug Hoverson, author of "Land of Amber Waters." This meandering three hour exploration of Saint Pauls hoppy past and present features samples, conversation and hidden...
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...
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
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 family day program includes music, folk dancing...
Sun, Nov 2 2014 Death has a Permit: Jose Guadalupe Posada
View a display of 38 reproduction prints by the Mexican artist, illustrator and engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Born of humble origins in the city of Aguascalientes, he completed an estimated 15,000 different ephemeral prints that...
Thu, Nov 6 2014 Toys and Tunes with Dan Chouinard and Friends
Take a break from your grown up responsibilites as Dan Chouinard and friends transport you back to a time of Saturday morning cartoons, footie PJs and endless day dreams about those carefully marketed toys of a certain era; the EZ bake oven, legos...
Sat, Nov 8 2014 History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson...
In the 1790s, often called the "age of passion," rival factions battled over the course of the new republic. In this debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, men whose visions for the U.S. were diametrically...
Sat, Nov 8 2014 Sample Saturdays
Todays brewers and distillers draw on our great ingredients and traditions to make tasty beers and beverages for the modern Minnesotan palate. Take a break in Cafe Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally made soda and chat with an...
Sun, Nov 9 2014 Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration
A musical celebration and tribute to the late Dave Ray-one of the great and unsung masters of the American blues revival. Several acclaimed artists will be performing throughout the evening including those who performed with Dave during his the four...
Tue, Nov 11 2014 History Lounge: Kidnapping Mrs. Piper
True crime writer William Swanson will explore the sensational kidnapping of Virginia Piper who was abducted at gun-point from her lakeside home in Orono on a July afternoon in 1972. After her husband paid a $1 million ransom, an anonymous caller...
Tue, Nov 11 2014 Seniors in Mind: 1864: An Election Like No Other
By the fall of 1864, peace and abolition were watchwords and the outcome of the Civil War hinged as much on the 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...
Wed, Nov 12 2014 Split Rock Lighthouse Film and Discussion
Join members of the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society for a viewing and discussion of the new film being shown at the Split Rock Lighthouse visitor center. For this special program, the film will be shown at the Minnesota...
Fri, Nov 28 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, Nov 29 2014 Family Playdate!
Visit the History Center over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to view vintage robots in the new History Center exhibit, Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s and then cut, color and add a dash of flash, to create your own paper and wire contraption. Plus,...