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"Ragamala Dance Company: Six Yards of Memory" Installation Opening

May 1 10 am - 5 pm | St. Paul

This multimedia installation of fabric art and photography by Ed Bock encapsulates Ragamala Dance Company's 25 years as an early incubator of collaborative performance works that forge together ancestry and continuity.


Sun., Apr 29
WOW! Family Sundays: Playing Games
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sun., Apr 29
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Tue., May 1
Tue., May 1
Sat., May 5
Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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The 1968 Exhibit Now on View Minnesota History Center
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Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Support Historic Fort Snelling – Take Action Now!

April 4, 2018: Public support for the revitalization project is gaining momentum. Check out these recent Historic Fort Snelling articles.

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1968

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Minnesota, 1918.

Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State

A story of trauma, tragedy, and perseverance in a year that proved to be a turning point in the making of modern America.

Featured MNopedia Article

Prince (1958–2016).

Prince (1958–2016)

Prince was a Minnesota-based singer, songwriter, musician, studio engineer, actor, director, dancer, and music legend.

Collections Item of the Day

This fabric panel is spot-stitch decorated with multicolored glass seed beads; possibly Ojibwe. It was collected by Bishop Whipple between 1860 - 1901. The date range is based on the dates Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs.

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1968

Explore the tumultuous year of 1968 through the eyes of Minnesotans as they reflect on then and now.

Gale Family Library

Gardening with Minnesota’s Wildflowers and Native Plants.

Gardening with Minnesota’s Wildflowers and Native Plants

The​ ​Gale Family Library has a wide selection of books, art, manuscripts, and pamphlet collections detailing Minnesota’s wildflowers and native plants​ to inspire your spring gardening projects.​

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MNHS day camps, designed for fun-loving kids ages 7–14, are on sale now.