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Holiday Traditions

Dec 22 9:00 - 11:00 am | Minneapolis

Bake a holiday treat and learn about different holiday traditions in Minneapolis and the people who brought them here in a special parent-child workshop.


Sat., Dec 15
Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Dec 15
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Dec 15
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Dec 15
An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Dec 16
Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Featured Exhibits

Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center
Now On View Minnesota History Center The 1968 Exhibit
Charles Beck, an artist for all seasons, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center
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Shop the MNHS Holiday Catalog

Browse our holiday selection of MNHS Press books and unique gifts for history lovers.

New from MNHS Press

Thank You for Shopping

Relive the glory days of retail—when a trip to the department store was a special occasion—with nostalgic stories and vintage photos and ads.  

 

Featured MNopedia Article

Barker‒Karpis Gang

The Barker‒Karpis gang, a revolving cast of Midwestern criminals, shuttled in and out of St. Paul in the 1930s, committing robberies and kidnappings under the protection of a corrupt police force.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization

Governor Dayton signed a bonding bill on May 30, 2018, which includes $15 million for the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling and $8 million for statewide historic sites asset preservation. MNHS thanks Governor Dayton and the legislature for this critical funding, and is grateful for the broad support received from Minnesotans.

Collections Item of the Day

This is a Christmas tree ornament of painted blown glass covered in wire wrap, as was the style. The manufacturer is unknown, but it was created circa 1870-1939.

Storied

 Prince Before the Rain

Prince: Before the Rain

Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. 

Gale Family Library

Tastes Like Fall: Recipes and Cookbooks at the Library

Come browse our comprehensive collection of Minnesota cookbooks for the perfect recipe for your November feasts.