January 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits

For immediate release

Release dated: 
November 14, 2018
Media contacts: 

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

January 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

History Hound Hijinx: Winter Break
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate winter in the North Woods with your family with art activities, performances, and a selection of winter items on view from the MNHS collections. Plus, enjoy special appearances by Paul Bunyan.
Tue., Jan 1, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Thursday, January 3, 2019

First Thursdays @ the Capri: "Crime + Punishment" Film Screening
Capri Theater
2027 W. Broadway Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55411
Each month through March, watch a different thought-provoking film and engage in community discussion afterward around topics in history that resonate today. In January, view the 2018 documentary Crime + Punishment about whistleblower cops bringing a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal police quotas in New York City.
This film series is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, and the Capri Theater. This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Thu., Jan 3, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A guide will take visitors into the building's many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years, and the many changes to the building over time.
This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its nonpublic spaces. Tour highlights include:

  • The dramatic story of the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion, and the other dangers that mill workers faced on a daily basis
  • "The Octopus," a large machine that directed wheat into nine storage bins
  • The Humphrey Manlift, a vertical conveyor belt that carried workers from floor to floor
  • The Rail Corridor where hundreds of boxcars arrived each day to unload wheat and carry away flour
  • Millstone plaza, originally paved with retired millstones and the location for lunchtime concerts by the Washburn-Crosby employee band in the 1920s
  • Evidence of the three major fires that have damaged the building in 1878, 1928, and 1991
  • The East Engine House, once home to a two-story steam engine, has been remodeled into two classrooms, while preserving the original railroad car pulling machinery

The tour includes no more than 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sat., Jan 5, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$18, MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Also Jan. 19 & 27

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Traditional Somali Dance Night
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Learn traditional Somali dances, like the Jaandheer, in a workshop led by the Somali Museum Dance Troupe. Meaning big leap or step, Jaandheer originates in northern Somalia and is danced at most Somali weddings and festive occasions. The Somali Museum Dance Troupe studies and performs traditional dances from all regions of Somalia. Comprised of teens and young adults from the greater Twin Cities area, the troupe has performed for countless corporate, private and public events across Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia, Ohio, and Texas.
This dance workshop is appropriate for all ages and is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Somalis + Minnesota.
Tue., Jan 8, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

States of Incarceration Conversations: Emerging Leaders
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join activists and people who have experienced incarceration for a conversation series about mass incarceration in Minnesota and the US. On Jan. 8, view the exhibit and join an evening of stories of healing, empowerment, and leadership with local leaders who have experienced incarceration.
This series is offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit States of Incarceration on display at the Minnesota History Center in the Free Irvine Community Gallery through February 18, 2019.
The program is sponsored by the Department of History and the Heritage Studies and Public History graduate program at the University of Minnesota and is a partnership with the American Indian Incarceration Project and Oyate Hotanin.
Tue., Jan 8, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Thursday, January 10, 2019

World War II Round Table: What Made the Nazi Military Work
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Geoffrey Megargee, author of Inside Hitler’s High Command, along with German veterans, discuss the functioning of the German military headquarters in the field. The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table brings together authors, historians, and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. 
Thu., Jan 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 recommended donation/students and veterans free

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Superstitions
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Superstitions were a part of Victorian society, from wedding cakes and dating customs to death and mourning rituals. Explore the mysterious world of Victorian superstitions in this 75-minute tour. Hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals and play Victorian fortune-telling games. Discover how and why superstitions captivated Victorian society. This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.
Fri., Jan 11, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm & 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Using FamilySearch.org
Gale Family Library
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Learn the ins-and-outs of using FamilySearch.org, a family history website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As of 2018, the website has more than two billion digitized images, and access is free. Learn how to find and use the site's many databases and research tools. Follow along as the instructor does a sample search and ask questions that relate to your own family history research.
Instructor Mary Wickersham is the past director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and past president of the Irish Genealogical Society International. She has more than 12 years' experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer with a background in software and websites.
Sat., Jan 12, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$32/MNHS members save 20%
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History Forum: The History of Fake News in the US
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join historian Michelle Nickerson for a presentation about the centuries-long history of fake news in the United States.
The history of partisan media in America stretches back to the partisan newspapers of the early republic through the sensationalized yellow journalism of the Gilded Age. Americans did not start demanding accuracy from news until the 20th century, when influential citizens grew tired of their privacy being violated by muckrakers and tabloid writers, and journalists established their first code of ethics.
Over the 20th century, elite newspapers like The New York Times became national civic institutions critical to the understanding of our national community. However, the recent rise of cable news and social media in the midst of the modern culture wars created a new kind of partisan news in which "truth" and "fact" remain elevated standards to which journalists and politicians both lay claim.
Michelle Nickerson is professor of history at Loyola University-Chicago.
Sat., Jan 12, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am & 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
$16, MNHS members save 20%
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Pillsbury A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Discover the story of the National Historic Landmark Pillsbury A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world for many years, which recently reopened as the A-Mill Artist Lofts. A Mill City Museum guide will lead a tour of the former milling complex, including the rooftop deck (weather permitting) and the basement waterpower facilities.
Highlights include the largest and best-preserved waterpower system in Minneapolis, with views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft through a glass floor. Guests will discover how the building functioned during the flour milling era; see the architectural highlights of the recently completed A-Mill Artist Lofts built within the historic mill buildings; and learn about the new hydroelectric plant that helps to power the complex.
This tour is presented in partnership with A-Mill Artist Lofts and includes about 1.5 miles of moderately-paced walking indoors and outdoors with some uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Tours begin at the gray door on 3rd Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the main entrance at 315 Main Street SE).
Sat., Jan 12, 2019, 10:30 am – Noon
$18/MNHS members save 20%
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Also Jan. 26

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Strike! The Workers' Rights Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Take a guided tour of the historic Washburn A Mill to discover the dramatic story of work and labor in Minneapolis from the 19th-century to today. Hear how activists improved the lives of workers in the mills and related industries and how management responded by creating anti-union policies and groups like Citizens' Alliance. Explore how labor was divided across race, class, and gender lines and the role of organized labor today. Learn about the 1903 and 1917 flour milling strikes, the Truckers Strike of 1934, and the life and career of Nellie Stone Johnson, a union organizer and the first African American elected to citywide office in Minneapolis.
This tour includes about 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sun., Jan 13, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$16/MNHS members save 20%
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement, and the Media" Film Screening
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
View the NBC documentary Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement, and the Media, which marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in Memphis. The film is a gripping account of American history told like never before by an all-star lineup of civil rights leaders, pioneering African American reporters who chronicled the movement, journalists from across generations, as well as present-day activists who adopted the tactics of their forebearers to awaken America to the shame and injustice of racial inequality in the modern era.
The film offers a fresh look at the historic civil rights movement and combines first-hand personal recollections with rare, archival footage and photographs. This program is offered in conjunction with The 1968 Exhibit. Special thanks to Comcast, the media and technology sponsor of The 1968 Exhibit, for bringing this program to the Minnesota History Center.
Tue., Jan 15, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Capitol Art & Artists Tour
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
See the grand murals, sculptures, and lavish decorations and learn about the elaborate conservation work recently performed to bring the art back to its original appearance. Visit legislative chambers, the Governor's Reception Room, Rathskeller Cafe, and the new exhibit space on the 3rd floor. View works by artists Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, John LaFarge, Elmer Garnsey, Howard Pyle, and others.
Hear stories about the artists, learn about the muralist movement in America, and see how the art, architecture, and overall decorative plan harmonize to make the Capitol one of the premier public buildings in the United States.
Sat., Jan 19, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
$10 adults, $9 seniors, veterans/active military, and college students, $8 age 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
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VocalEssence Together We Sing Festival
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Every social movement in modern history has been inspired by music that rouses the masses, speaks truth to power, and cements public consciousness. On MLK weekend, join VocalEssence and guest artists to raise your voice and give back. Sing songs of protest and progress, move your feet to the rhythm of justice, try your hand at spoken word performance, and participate in a short service project. Lunch will be provided.
Admission to The 1968 Exhibit and Somalis + Minnesota exhibit may be purchased separately. This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Sat., Jan 19, 2019, Noon - 5:00 pm
Free, registration required. Optional discounted museum admission $6-10
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MLK Weekend + "The 1968 Exhibit" Closing Family Activities
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on the legacy of 1968 with art activities, service projects, and performances throughout the weekend. Plus, stop in to see The 1968 Exhibit before it closes.
Sat., Jan 19, 2019, Noon - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free
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Also Jan. 20

Winter Frolic
Snake River Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
Shake off the winter blues by heading outdoors at the fur post. Learn about winter travel during the fur trade and join in activities like throwing a curling stone, playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake, or snowshoeing along two miles of trails. Guests can also relax indoors, enjoy a cup of cocoa before a blazing fire, and watch the outdoors festivities from the visitor center.
Sat., Jan 19, 2019, Noon - 4:00 pm
$12.50 adults, $10 seniors, $8 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under, MNHS members save 20%
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

SPARK! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Whip up a delicious treat in this baking experience tailored to all ability levels for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Mill City Museum is a member of SPARK!, an alliance of cultural institutions that offer programming specifically tailored to people with memory loss.
Sun., Jan 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free, reservation required
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Monday, January 21, 2019

“The 1968 Exhibit” Closing
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The social forces that swirled through the turbulent 1960s crested in 1968. It was a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war. The 1968 Exhibit returns to Minnesota after touring the nation. This exhibit is created by the Minnesota History Center, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California.
Mon., Jan 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with museum admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active military, college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

MLK Weekend + "The 1968 Exhibit" Closing Family Activities
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join a family day of music, poetry, and celebration. The VocalEssence youth choir will perform, poets will lead a reading and discussion titled "We Have a Dream and a Prediction," and families can drop in to work on art activities and service projects. Plus, stop in to see The 1968 Exhibit before it closes.
Mon., Jan 21, 2019, Noon - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

History Lounge: Surviving TB in Minnesota
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Hear from MNHS Press author Mary Krugerud about the story of Marilyn Barnes and her new book The Girl in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient. When 16-old Marilyn Barnes was told that she had tuberculosis, she thought her stay at Ah-gwah-ching State Sanatorium at Walker would be brief. It took three years. Luckily, Marilyn liked to write. She penned hundreds of letters to the family she missed, vividly describing roommates, treatments, staff, and the singular experience of being a teenager surviving TB in Minnesota in the 1940s.
Tue., Jan 22, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fuji-Ya & Riverfront Revival Presentation
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Join Kimmy Tanaka and Jonathan Moore for a presentation on Fuji-Ya founder Reiko Weston and how the riverside dining spot transformed the city of Minneapolis. After a century of milling, the Minneapolis central riverfront became a landscape that the city had turned its back on. Enter Reiko Weston, a Japanese immigrant in her early 30s. Determined to establish a new home for her Japanese restaurant, Fuji-Ya, Weston boldly purchased a burned-out flour mill on the riverfront in 1968, said to be the first public building constructed within view of St. Anthony Falls in more than 70 years. The restaurant would serve as an early catalyst for a wave of revitalization efforts in the area.
This presentation is based on Kimmy Tanaka and Jonathan Moore's Minnesota History magazine article, "Fuji-Ya, Second to None: Reiko Weston's Role in Reconnecting Minneapolis and the Mississippi River."
Thu., Jan 24, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday, January 25, 2019

Ramsey After Dark: Angels and Madams
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
In 1881, residents of St. Paul's fashionable Irvine Park neighborhood formed a committee to rid their district of vice. St. Paul's not-so-hidden red-light district was a source of concern for residents, reformers and city officials alike. This 75-minute program uses newspaper accounts and court records to explore the secrets of the capital city. Were madams like Nina Clifford and Maggie Morse simply running businesses or, as reformers claimed, ruining lives and the soul of a city?
This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.
Fri., Jan 25, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm & 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Winter Adventure Family Day
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Make the most of winter by heading outdoors to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ride bullet sleds down a groomed hill, and launch snowballs with a giant slingshot. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy music, carnival games, and wildlife presentations with live animals. Guests can also take sleigh rides to see the logging camp under winter conditions.
Sat., Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Winter on the Hill
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket, and more. Tours of the James J. Hill House every half hour will focus on the Hill family's involvement with the St. Paul Winter Carnival and how they and other St. Paul residents survived, and celebrated, Minnesota's most famous season. Guests can also put together old-fashioned jigsaw puzzles and play games made from household items.
Sat., Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free
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Also Jan. 27

Cooking Class: The Best of Beans
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Explore many kinds of dried beans and their many uses in this hands-on cooking class in the visitor center's Learning Kitchen. Sample a variety of different beans, then choose from recipes, including appetizers, salads, and veggie burgers, to make in class. Discover how beans can provide protein, texture, and unique flavors to dishes.
These classes are a series that explore various cooking techniques and the flexibility of seasonally available ingredients. Participants will cook and sample a variety of dishes from sweet to savory, to appetizer to dessert. Participants will take home printed recipes and tasty samples.
Sat., Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 am – Noon
$30/MNHS members save 20%
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

States of Incarceration Conversations: Families Impacted by Mass Incarceration
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join activists and people who have experienced incarceration for a conversation series about mass incarceration in Minnesota and the US. On Jan. 29, the discussion will center on how incarceration impacts our communities and families, including more than 10 million US children who have had a parent in prison in their lifetime.
This series is offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit States of Incarceration on display at the Minnesota History Center in the Free Irvine Community Gallery through February 18, 2019.
The program is sponsored by the Department of History and the Heritage Studies and Public History graduate program at the University of Minnesota and is a partnership with the American Indian Incarceration Project and Oyate Hotanin.
Tue., Jan 29, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Thursday, January 31, 2019

History Happy Hour: Sherlock Holmes, the First Fandom
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Enjoy a drink with friends while learning about the first modern "fandom" that grew in response to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Early fans penned articles and stories featuring their favorite characters, created fan groups, and held public displays of mourning upon the death of characters. Fandom around the original series and its many adaptations show no signs of stopping. Get to know the first fans who loved Holmes, and the Minnesota fans who love him today.
This program is offered at 5:30 and 8:30 pm and is for age 21 and up. Admission includes two drinks, snacks, presentation and time to mingle in the mansion.
Thu., Jan 31, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$26/MNHS members save 20%
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Ongoing Exhibits

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul

Closes June 9, 2019  Somalis + Minnesota 
See this new exhibit on Somali history and culture, developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Somali Museum of Minnesota. The exhibit will showcase Somali culture—from traditional life in Africa, through the massive migration that began in the 1990s, to today’s large, well-established Minnesota Somali community. Find out more.
Closes Jan. 21, 2019 The 1968 Exhibit 
The social forces that swirled through the turbulent 1960s crested in 1968. It was a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war. This popular exhibit returns to Minnesota after touring the nation. This exhibit is created by the Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California. Find out more. 
Closes Feb. 18, 2019 States of Incarceration 
Created by over 500 people in 17 states, States of Incarceration is a national traveling exhibit explores the roots of mass incarceration in our own communities to open a national dialogue on what should happen next. The exhibit includes local content developed by University of Minnesota students examining settler colonialism and the high rates of incarceration for Native Americans in Minnesota.

Ongoing

Then Now Wow
Designed primarily for children, visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring Minnesota’s distinctive places from the prairies and forests to the cities. Along the way they'll meet the people who have made their homes here. Step inside a prairie sod house; board a Twin Cities streetcar; don a headlamp to venture underground in an Iron Range mine; hitch a ride on a boxcar; sit in a modern tipi; and encounter artifacts and images unique to Minnesota’s diverse people and historic events. “Then Now Wow” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. Find out more.

Ongoing

Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom
Explore interactive displays and innovative multimedia experiences that reveal the lives and stories of the men and women who came of age during the Depression and World War II and went on to create the postwar “boom.” The exhibition relies substantially on first-person narratives drawn from oral history interviews, published memoirs, reminiscences and letters. Find out more.

Ongoing

Open House: If These Walls Could Talk 
This interactive exhibit uses a single, existing house in the Railroad Island neighborhood on St. Paul’s East Side as a window into the daily lives of people of the past. Stories of families, from the German immigrants who built the home through the Italians, African Americans and Hmong who succeeded them, are told through rooms representing different eras of the house. Find out more.

Ongoing

Weather Permitting
Minnesotans learn to cope with extreme temperatures, watch for signs of storms and generally enjoy the outdoors, whether boating on a summer’s day, skiing down a hill or snowmobiling across snowdrifts. Visit the multimedia tornado exhibit, “Get to the Basement,” named the best museum exhibit in the Twin Cities by City Pages. Find out more.

Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis

Closes Feb. 24, 2019 

Thank You For Shopping
Explore the history of Minnesota department stories in this new photography exhibit, a companion to the new MNHS Press book "Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores" by Kristal Leebrick.
Throughout the 20th century, department stores ruled the retail landscapes of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. More than just shopping centers, stores like Dayton's, Powers, Donaldson's, Young-Quinlan, the Emporium, and the Golden Rule were centers of social life. The exhibit features framed photographs and a slideshow, including many unpublished photos.