Ring in the Holidays at Historic Sites Across Minnesota

For immediate release

Release dated: 
November 5, 2018
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Ring in the Holidays at Historic Sites Across Minnesota

As November arrives, MNHS historic sites are preparing for a wide range of events to mark the holiday season, including: 

Alexander Ramsey House
Experience a Victorian-era Christmas with music, cookies and more on annual holiday tours. Plus, enjoy special “Little Women”-themed tours and a 19th-century New Year Celebration

Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
Learn how the Lindbergh family experienced the holidays during wartime at A WWI Christmas. Or hike and snowshoe the trails between the Lindbergh House and Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum on New Year’s Eve.

Forest History Center
Join the logging camp as it prepares for Christmas with sleigh rides, music, storytelling and more. Then enjoy a day of outdoor winter fun, including sledding and a giant snowball slingshot, at Northwoods Holiday Fest. 

James J. Hill House
Discover how the Hills, their servants, and the rest of Summit Avenue celebrated the season on a guided tour, or a self-guided option every Saturday.

Mill City Museum
Hop on the museum’s Flour Tower elevator ride for performances of “An ‘Eventually’ Christmas: Holidays at the Mill.” Or explore holiday traditions from around the world while baking up a tasty treat in special parent-child workshops. 

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Learn to craft unique holiday ornaments out of birch bark at an afternoon workshop. 

Minnesota History Center
Explore Minnesota’s Somali community through art activities and performances during Thanksgiving break. Then during winter break, kids can experience December in the North Woods, including appearances by Paul Bunyan. 

Oliver Kelley Farm
Special tours explore how the Kelley family celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas on the farm in the mid-19th century. Plus, craft your own farm out of gingerbread at a family workshop. 

Find even more holiday events on the MNHS online calendar.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org. 

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Photo caption: "Winter Landscape near Rochester," by Florence Parlin, 1939, MNHS collections