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Mill City Live

Mill City Live

Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill City Museum

Set in the museum's dramatic open air courtyard, Mill City Live features four evenings of outdoor music.

Tue., Aug 4
Huck Finn Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., Aug 4
Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Tue., Aug 4
Wed., Aug 5
Mill City Live: PaviElle
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Reception Gown

A two-piece claret-colored velvet and taffeta reception gown with bustle and train. Self-covered...

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Featured Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

MNopedia Article



Dayton’s began as a single store at Seventh Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis in 1902. When the last Dayton family member retired from leadership in 1983, the company had stores nationwide.

MNHS Press

Minnesota Weather Almanac

Whether planning your garden, settling a bet, or making neighborly small talk, this fascinating guide will give you all the facts and figures, all the trials and tales you need.


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

Minnesota State Fair

August is State Fair time in Minnesota!

Interested in learning the history of the Great Minnesota Get-Together? Visit the Gale Family Library to see great fair-related photographs, records, newspaper reports, recipe books, and more.

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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.