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1899 Independence Day Celebration

1899 Independence Day Celebration

Sat, Jul 4, 2015, Noon - 4:00 pm
Historic Forestville

Experience Independence Day as it was celebrated in 1899, with an oration, a brass band, pie-eating contests and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Thu., Jul 2
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Jul 4
Independence Day Celebration
Historic Fort Snelling
Sat., Jul 4
Fourth of July Fireworks
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sat., Jul 4
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Jul 5
Railroad History Tour
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Rural Landscape

A screenprint on paper showing a rural landscape with a barn, horses and fields. Made by Syd...

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Featured Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Now on view at the Minnesota History Center.

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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 Mobile App

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


Youth group field trip programs

Summer Adventures

Kids can enjoy hands-on fun all summer long! Pick up youth group field trip programs at sites and museums across the state. 

Gale Family Library

Green Giant Ice Cream

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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Metrodome Roof Collectible

Own a souvenir of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome with a baseball-shaped piece of the famous white Teflon Metrodome roof that collapsed in the winter of 2010.