Now – January 21, 2019
The Vietnam War, protests, assassinations were in the news. Peace signs, love-ins, psychedelic rock were on the scene. From the darkest hours to the incredible highs, see a landmark year come alive.
September 11–November 11, 2018
Part documentary, part meta-memoir, and part actual memoir, this exhibit from renowned photographer Wing Young Huie explores the cultural riddle of his identity as a Minnesotan of Chinese descent.
This is a companion exhibit to the new MNHS Press book, Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging by Wing Young Huie.
Also on view
Board a C-47 and join a combat flight on D-Day, get behind the counter of a 1930s soda fountain, view classic film clips in a vaudeville theater, pack WWII ammunition shells, and step into the stories of an inspiring generation.
Blast for iron ore, crawl into a tipi, plow a field, visit a sod home, board a street car, trade at the fur post, sing in a box car, discover all the parts of a buffalo, and so much more in this action-packed exhibit. Fun for kids of all ages!
Walk through a re-created home from St. Paul’s East Side, and explore the daily lives of the German, Italian, African American, and Hmong families who lived there through rooms representing each era.
Ride out the 1965 Fridley tornado in a basement, learn about the Minneapolis Weatherball, play with the power of wind, and discover how Minnesotans have coped with the weather’s highs and lows.
Opens May 4, 2019
Your ticket to the scenes, sounds, and stories of a landmark club that put Minnesota music on the map. Meet the musicians, the staff, and the regulars — and look back at how the scene has evolved over five decades.