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Featured Events

9 Nights of Music

Tue, Jul 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnesota History Center

The 9 Nights of Music series presents the vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota's multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances.


Tue., Jul 28
Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., Jul 28
9 Nights of Music: Red Rock Swing Band
Minnesota History Center
Wed., Jul 29
History Pub Crawl: Downtown St. Paul
Minnesota History Center
Thu., Jul 30
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Aug 1

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Newspaper Bag

A rectangular yellow cotton canvas bag with padded shoulder strap and “THE/MINNEAPOLIS/STAR”...

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Featured Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article

Sow the seeds of victory! Plant and raise your own vegetables.

Liberty Gardens

When President Woodrow Wilson called upon Americans to help fight the war in 1917, Minnesotans planted homegrown plots to help conserve foods that were essential for U.S. troops and their allies.

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Get the Minnesota History App

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Minnesota History magazine, and we're celebrating with a new app!

Education

Youth group field trip programs

Summer Adventures

Kids can enjoy hands-on fun all summer long! Youth group field trip programs can be found at our sites and museums across the state.

Gale Family Library

Green Giant Ice Cream

Tastes Like Summer: Research Ice Cream in Minnesota

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with the Gale Family Library! Discover ice cream images, recipes, and stories in our collections.

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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Three essays and more than sixty color images weave a tale of vision, innovation, and power that has inspired African American women for decades.