June 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits

For immediate release

Release dated: 
April 10, 2019
Media contacts: 

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

June 2019 Events, Programs and Exhibits

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Families on the WW1 Home Front Tour
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
When the United States entered World War I, its citizens were called to do their patriotic duty and support the war effort. Costumed interpreters portraying the Lindbergh family and neighbors will provide insights into the daily lives of Minnesotans at home during the war. Hear inside stories about farming for the war effort, assist a Red Cross volunteer, and learn about the ways Minnesota life changed during the war.
Tours begin every 30 minutes between 10 am and 4 pm, except no tour at noon.
Sat., Jun 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free
Get Tickets Online
Also June 15

Farm Animals Weekend
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Farm animals have long been an important part of Minnesota's agriculture. On the historic farm, help feed and water the animals and their offspring, watch farmers as they shear off the sheep's wool coats, and discover how farm animals were used and cared for in the 19th century. Then meet modern-day animals in the Farm Lab barn and discover the many ways farm animals continue to impact our lives today.
Sat., Jun 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free
Also June 2

War of 1812 Family Day
Snake River Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
It's the War of 1812, and the Americans are attacking British territories. The North West Company is enlisting all able-bodied voyageurs to help defend the business of the fur trade. Join in musket drills, march in formation, and make a militia hat to show your support.
Sat., Jun 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Summit Avenue Walking Tour
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Take a 90-minute walking tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets." The tour highlights the Gilded Age mansions that line the elite avenue and the people who owned them and built them. Guides will talk about the architecture, social history, and current preservation issues of the historic neighborhood. The tour starts at the James J. Hill House and covers 1.5 miles. All areas are accessible for those with mobility concerns, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs. Tours do not include home interiors.
Tours offered May-September: Saturdays 10 am and 2 pm, Sundays 2 pm
$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Wagon Ride and Field Day
Lower Sioux Agency
32469 Redwood County Hwy. 2 Morton, MN 56270
Experience a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic paths of Lower Sioux Agency. Staff will lead a guided tour on the agency and trader trails, sharing the site's Dakota and European-American history and environmental philosophies while scouting for Minnesota River Valley critters and raptors.
Sat., Jun 1, 2019, Noon - 3:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

An Evening Look at the Carvings
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Take off your shoes and explore the rock face in the evening when the lighting is best to view them. During this special access, visitors will be able to do a self-guided exploration of the petroglyphs and see carvings not visible from the regular path. An extensive conservation project identified an additional 3,000 petroglyphs, which until recently were covered in lichen.
Visitors can explore the rock face any time between 5 and 7 pm and should be prepared to walk barefoot or in socks on uneven surfaces.
Sat., Jun 1, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free
Also June 8, 15, 22 & 29

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Self-Guided Sundays
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Visit the James J. Hill House as the Hill family and their servants would have: without a guide. Spend more time in your favorite rooms and go at your own pace to explore the first, second, and third floors of the mansion. Last entry is at 3:30 pm.
Offered Sundays in May-September, Noon - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free
Get Tickets Online

Dollar Day
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
The historic site shows its appreciation to the community with $1 admission all afternoon. Learn how Lindbergh developed interests in aviation, technology, and the natural environment while touring the historic home and the interactive exhibits in the visitor center, including the popular Spirit of St. Louis flight simulator. Tours of Lindbergh's boyhood home will be available every half hour with the last tour at 4 pm.
Sun., Jun 2, 2019, Noon - 5:00 pm
$1/free MNHS members and ages 4 and under

Dairy Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Learn about the dairy industry and sample delicious dairy products all afternoon.
Sun., Jun 2, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Monday, June 3, 2019

Local History Workshop: Book and Paper Conservation Basics
Hjemkomst Center, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
202 1st. Ave. N. Moorhead, MN 56561
Preserving documents and books is mission critical for historical society and archival collections. Join Minnesota Historical Society staff for a workshop that will teach the basics of handling documents, books, and paper artifacts. Participants will learn proper handling techniques, receive hands-on instruction on creating archival-quality book enclosures, and receive information on creating projects eligible for grants.
Learn how best to preserve your book, paper, and photographic collections, including practice handling a variety of materials to increase knowledge and develop an understanding of the links between common types of damage and improper handling techniques. There will be opportunities to ask questions regarding challenges in your own collections.
In the second half of this workshop, participants will create two types of archival book enclosures: a phasebox and phase wrapper. Proper enclosures such as these provide books with physical protection and stability, as well as provide a buffer from environmental factors. These enclosures are a simple and relatively inexpensive way to take the first steps toward preserving books.
Participants are encouraged to bring along two books (of reasonable size) to make the enclosures for. All materials and tools will be provided. 
Mon., Jun 3, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$25
Get Tickets Online

Yoga on the Lawn
Comstock House
506 Eighth St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
Every Monday evening from June-August join an evening yoga class on the Comstock House lawn. Classes are taught by certified instructor Amanda Nordic and designed for all levels of ability. Bring a yoga mat, water, and a towel or blanket. Class will be cancelled due to rain or temperatures below 60 degrees. Updates will be posted on the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Comstock House Facebook pages.
Mon., Jun 3, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5/MNHS and HCSCC members free
Also June 10, 17 & 24

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: Summer on Summit
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House. Tours are offered the first Tuesday of every month.
Tue., Jun 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free, reservation required
Get Tickets Online

Nooks & Crannies Tour
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the back staircases, dust chutes, silver vault, and more on this tour of the Hill House. Visitors will see the attic with original theater, take the back stairs to the basement, view storage areas not on the regular tour, and peek inside the gatehouse overlooking Summit Avenue.
Guides will also discuss the technological innovations present in the house at the time of its construction in the late 19th century, and the difficulties of preserving such a building today.
Tours run 90 minutes and leave every half hour between 5 pm and 7:30 pm. This tour involves climbing up and down multiple flights of stairs. Some locations, including the attic and gatehouse, are not wheelchair accessible.
Tue., Jun 4, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Offered Tuesdays in June, July and August
$18 adults, $16 seniors and college students, $14 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

First Tuesdays/First Avenue: June
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The first Tuesday of each month during the run of the exhibit First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom celebrate with DJs, dance nights, micro shows, trivia games, and insider conversations from the musicians who played and the staff that made it all possible. Summer programs will feature hip-hop, rock, and disco nights.
The First Avenue exhibit is made possible in part by presenting sponsor, Baird. Media sponsorship provided by Star Tribune and The Current.
Tue., Jun 4, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary Book Event
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Join author Rebecca Bender for a reading from her book Still (North Dakota State University Press, 2019), a story about her father’s service in WWII, as Historic Fort Snelling commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day landings Bender co-wrote the book with her late dad, Major Kenneth M. Bender, a Silver Star and double Purple Heart recipient who trained as a private at Fort Snelling, beginning in November 1940.
The book follows five generations of the Bender family, a Jewish family who fled Russia in 1905 and became North Dakota homesteading farmers, despite never being allowed to own land in Russia or ever riding a horse. Bender will share her dad's detailed recollections of training as a private at Fort Snelling and path to become a captain of Company B, 2nd Infantry Division, 38th Regiment, in the Normandy invasion. 
A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. Historic Fort Snelling staff will be available for questions about the site's WWII history and discuss a small display of WWII US Army uniforms and equipment
Doors open at 6 pm with the author event beginning at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Thu., Jun 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Friday, June 7, 2019

Company B Weekend
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
Join Civil War reenactors from Company B and many other reenactment groups for a weekend at Fort Ridgely. They'll run musket drills, fire cannons, talk to visitors, and give a sense of what life was like at the fort during the Civil War. A sutler, who sells provisions to an army in the field, will also have his wares available for sale.
Reenactors arrive Friday night and stay through Sunday, so families are encouraged to reserve a campsite in the state park for the weekend.
Fri., Jun 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free
Also June 8 & 9

Saturday, June 8, 2019

West End Walking Tour
St. Stanislaus Church
398 Superior Street St. Paul, MN 55102
Discover the hidden history of West 7th Street, St. Paul's first neighborhood. The tour features gems of St. Paul architecture along the twisting side streets and the stories of the immigrants, veterans, entrepreneurs, and opportunists who lived and worked there. The tour includes 2 hours of moderately-paced walking on uneven surfaces.
Sat., Jun 8, 2019, 10:00 am – Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Children's Day
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd. Two Harbors, MN 55616
A day of tours and activities geared for children and free admission for age 17 and under. Families can learn about the children who lived at the light station and join in special games, crafts, and activities. This event is hosted in conjunction with National Get Outside Day.
Sat., Jun 8, 2019, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members and children age 17 and under free

Kid Crafts: Shoulder Bag
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn how to decorate an Ojibwe-style shoulder bag to take home. Shoulder bags are a simpler version of the Ojibwe bandolier bag. Traditionally worn by men, the bandolier bag is an ornately decorated shoulder bag used for both decoration and function. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Sat., Jun 8, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$7/bag, museum admission not included

Pottery Day
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Learn about traditional Native American pottery and make a pinch or coil pot to take home.
Sat., Jun 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

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., Jun 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
Get Tickets Online

Woodland Pottery 2-Day Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
On Saturday, learn how to dig clay, harvest the tempering agents, and construct a clay vessel. On Sunday, after allowing pots to dry overnight, finish the surface details and temper the clay vessel in a firing pit. A light lunch will be provided on Sunday.
The workshop runs:

  • Saturday: 1-5 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-2 pm

Registration is required three days prior to workshop. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs with 10 days' advance registration.
Sat., Jun 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - Sun., Jun 9, 2019, 2:00 pm
$75/MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Father's Day with Crafts
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Celebrate Father's Day with a trip to the Harkin Store. Visit with artist Dan Cochran who will discuss and display his leatherwork. Then learn about what hobbies were popular among men in the 19th century.
Sun., Jun 9, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Historic Main Street Walking Tour
A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 Main St SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Stroll through Minneapolis' oldest neighborhood on a guided tour and learn about the rich diversity of the 1850s town of St. Anthony and the immense changes along Main Street throughout the years.
Founded in 1848, a few years before Minneapolis, St. Anthony has been a crossroads for many diverse peoples, including Dakota, Ojibwe, Yankees, German and Irish immigrants, métis, free blacks, and Southern tourists accompanied by enslaved people. Tour landmarks include the 1855 Upton Block, 1858 Martin and Morrison Building, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Pillsbury A Mill, and the Chalybeate Mineral Springs.
This tour begins and ends at the gray door on Third Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the A-Mill Artist Lofts' main entrance at 315 Main Street SE). It includes about one mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces.
Sun., Jun 9, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Lindbergh's Complex Legacy - Presentation & Discussion
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
What makes a person a good American? What makes someone a hero? Can someone stop being a hero? These questions and more will be explored in this program that examines Charles Lindbergh leading up to World War II.
Lindbergh meant many things to many people. To some, he was the "golden boy" who could do no wrong: a young, handsome, brave pilot who suffered the kidnapping and death of his first child. To others, he was un-American, a traitor in support of Hitler, and an isolationist against the United States' entry into World War II.
The program will include a staff presentation followed by a discussion session to gain a greater understanding of Lindbergh's complex legacy.
Sun., Jun 9, 2019, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online
Also June 23

Monday, June 10, 2019

Finishing School for Young Ladies Day Camp
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Experience the world of a Victorian finishing school in this day camp. Each day features a historical theme where participants learn about Victorian life through fashion, music, art and etiquette activities. Participants will wear a Victorian-inspired costume and learn popular dances of the 1870s. This camp is for girls ages 9-12 and runs 8:30 am-4 pm each day. 
Mon., Jun 10, 2019, 8:30 am - Wed., Jun 12, 2019, 4:00 pm
$220/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Local History Workshop: Book and Paper Conservation Basics
Steele County Historical Society
1700 Austin Rd. Owatonna, MN 55060
Preserving documents and books is mission critical for historical society and archival collections. Join Minnesota Historical Society staff for a workshop that will teach the basics of handling documents, books, and paper artifacts. Participants will learn proper handling techniques, receive hands-on instruction on creating archival-quality book enclosures, and receive information on creating projects eligible for grants.
Learn how best to preserve your book, paper, and photographic collections, including practice handling a variety of materials to increase knowledge and develop an understanding of the links between common types of damage and improper handling techniques. There will be opportunities to ask questions regarding challenges in your own collections.
In the second half of this workshop, participants will create two types of archival book enclosures: a phasebox and phase wrapper. Proper enclosures such as these provide books with physical protection and stability, as well as provide a buffer from environmental factors. These enclosures are a simple and relatively inexpensive way to take the first steps toward preserving books.
Participants are encouraged to bring along two books (of reasonable size) to make the enclosures for. All materials and tools will be provided. 
Mon., Jun 10, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$25
Get Tickets Online

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Back to the Past 4-Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Campers explore what Minnesotan children's lives were like during different historical periods. Participants will decorate an Ojibwe shoulder bag, build a model log cabin, crack a secret code, send Morse code messages, and more. Plus, each day they will bake a treat!   This camp is for ages 7-11 and runs 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day.
Tue., Jun 11, 2019, 8:30 am - Fri., Jun 14, 2019, 4:30 pm
$275/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online
Also June 25-28

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Comstock Concert & Lawn Game Series
Comstock House
506 Eighth St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
Spend an evening at the Comstock House and enjoy an evening of local music, lawn games, local craft beer, a food truck, and house tours. The event is free, but there is a charge for food and beer.
Thu., Jun 13, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday, June 14, 2019

Mendota After Hours: Women at the Heart of the Great War
Sibley Historic Site
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN 55120
Have a drink with friends while learning about Minnesota history in the intimate setting of the Sibley Historic Site. A new topic will be offered the second Friday of each month, May-November.
In June, hear from author Ames Sheldon about her novel Eleanor's Wars. which tells the story of a woman who served as an ambulance driver in World War I and how her long-buried memories of the Great War threaten her marriage as World War II engulfs the globe. Sheldon will share the research she used to inform her novel.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the presentation begins at 6 pm. Light food and one drink ticket will be provided with each paid admission for ages 21 and up.
Fri., Jun 14, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$20/$15 for MNHS, DCHS, and Friends of the Sibley Historic Site members
Get Tickets Online

Ramsey After Dark: Crime & Justice
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
In 1859, newspapers throughout Minnesota were covering the trial of Ann Bilansky, a St. Paul woman accused of murdering her husband. Although Bilansky was convicted and later executed in 1860, doubts remained about whether she was truly guilty. This tour focuses on those involved with the case, from Bilansky and her lawyers to politicians and newspaper reporters. Hear excerpts from records detailing court testimony, see newspaper articles chronicling the timeline of events, and discover the role forensic evidence played in gaining a conviction.
This program is intended for ages 18 and up.
Fri., Jun 14, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm & 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online: 7 pm & 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Family Food Frolic: Breakfast on the Farm
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Families can learn how to make a quick, nutritious breakfast together, then eat it on the porch overlooking the farm. This event is designed for children ages 6 and older. One adult per child under age 10 must attend.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 per child, adult helpers free/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Father's Day Weekend Tour
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
On Father's Day weekend, enjoy theme tours exploring James J. Hill's life as the father of 10 children on Saturday. Last tour leaves at 3:30 pm.
Or learn about Hill's role as a father while exploring the Hill House on your own during a Self-Guided Sunday on June 16.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Be a Lumberjack Family Day
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Kids are invited to be a lumberjack or lumberjill for a day! At the logging camp, help saw wood, count beans, mix cookie dough, stamp a log, cross haul a sled and race "gray-backs." Then it's time for fun with games like "prune on a spoon" racing, musical stumps, and raisin spitting, and craft projects that bring out creativity.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Downtown Walking Tour
NW corner of Kellogg Blvd and Wabasha St
St. Paul, MN 55101
Unearth the secrets behind downtown St. Paul's transformation from wild prairie to modern power center. Find out how downtown grew from hardscrabble river port where soap was scarce to become a Gilded Age bustling hub of business and culture built by robber barons, impresarios, and crime bosses to rival Chicago and New York.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 10:00 am – Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

"Minnesota's Secret Language School" Photo Display Opening Event
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Celebrate the opening of the new Minnesota's Secret Language School photo display with a presentation and virtual reality experience. Developed by the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizen League, visitors will see more than a dozen panels featuring photographs that share the history of the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS), known as America's secret weapon in the war against Japan during WWII. Photos show students at the language school when it was located at Camp Savage and later at Fort Snelling, as well as graduates during deployment in the Pacific. Nearly 6,000 Japanese American servicemen attended the MISLS, most of whom did so instead of being incarcerated in War Relocation Authority camps during World War II.
At 1 pm, join Historic Fort Snelling interpreter Kimmy Tanaka for a presentation on the history of the MISLS. From 11 am-3 pm, visit the historic fort to experience a virtual reality walkthrough of a former MISLS classroom building developed by the University of Minnesota.
The presentation and light refreshments will be available in the visitor center and are free. Admission is required to visit the historic fort and to view the virtual reality experience.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free, site admission not included

Capitol Art & Artists Tour
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
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.
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 third floor. View works by artists Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, John LaFarge, Elmer Garnsey, Howard Pyle, and others.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1 pm-2:30 pm
$10 adults, $9 seniors, veterans/active military, and college students, $8 age 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online: 11 am & 1 pm

Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future.
Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational, and residential neighborhood. Stop along the Stone Arch Bridge for spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront and downtown Minneapolis, and learn about the many people who have worked and lived in the area over the years. 
Plus, view photographs showing how the area has changed through time and learn about Minneapolis riverfront renaissance over the last 40 years through historic preservation of Mill Ruins Park, Mill City Museum, Milwaukee Road Depot, historic loft condominiums, and new developments, including the Guthrie Theater, MacPhail Center for Music, and riverfront housing.

Tour highlights include:

  • the Pillsbury A Mill, a National Historic Landmark
  • the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark
  • the Stone Arch Bridge, a National Historic Engineering Landmark
  • St. Anthony Falls, the only significant waterfall on the Mississippi River

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sat., Jun 15, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Day in the Life of a Prairie Woman
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Explore the lives of women in Minnesota in the 1870s. These women worked alongside men and were an important part of the development of the territory, and eventually state, of Minnesota. Through various displays learn about the work they did in the 1870s, including sewing, cooking, cleaning, gardening, and child-rearing.
Sun., Jun 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Railroad History Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Beginning with the arrival of Minnesota's first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population, flour milling, lumber production, and warehousing as a rail network extended throughout the Upper Midwest.
Take a guided tour of railroad landmarks, including the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot, and the Minneapolis Eastern Railway engine house and trestle. Along the way, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscape and learn about the future of Twin Cities rail.
The tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sun., Jun 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Outdoor Explorers Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Calling all adventurers! Bring a sense of discovery and experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s. Campers will try their hand at using flint and steel, fishing, hiking, cooking over an open fire, canoeing, and much more, all within the vicinity of Historic Fort Snelling.
This camp is for ages 9-12 and runs 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day.
Tue., Jun 18, 2019, 8:30 am - Fri., Jun 21, 2019, 4:30 pm
$275/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

"Queer Voices" Author Event
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55401
Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. With a track record of more than twenty years, the series has become a national model and one of Minnesota's most important literary institutions. It is reputed to be the longest-running curated queer reading series in the country.
In this volume, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being—these magnificent queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability.
Tue., Jun 18, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Children's Day
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
Spend the day playing old-fashioned games and making crafts to take home. Games include baseball, stilts, and sticks and hoops. Inside, kids can keep their hands busy with craft projects.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Geology Day
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Discover the unique features and geology of the Sioux Quartzite rock at Jeffers Petroglyphs on guided tours.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Dairy Days Weekend
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Celebrate Dairy Month and discover how farmers cared for their dairy cattle in the mid-19th century versus today. Help mix up grain rations, water cattle, and make butter and cottage cheese in the historic house. Then head to the Farm Lab to explore milk processing today and sample ice cream and cheese made in the Learning Kitchen.
Special thanks to Midwest Dairy for sponsoring this event.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free
Also June 23

Hill District Walking Tour
NW corner of Virginia St and Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55101
Explore the rise of St. Paul's historic Hill District from rural retreat to elite Victorian enclave, its fall into notoriety, and its fight to regain its status as St. Paul's most fashionable historical address. Follow old streetcar lines past beautifully restored Victorian homes and luxury hotels where F. Scott Fitzgerald first made his mark as the scandalous voice of the Jazz Age.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 am – Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour
Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55102
Explore the childhood haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a 90-minute walking tour of the St. Paul neighborhood where he spent much of his youth, led by a James J. Hill House guide.
Participants will hear about Fitzgerald's early years, his relationship with his wife, Zelda, the impact of St. Paul on his writing, and his connections to the Hill family and other prominent neighbors. Guides will also discuss the importance of the neighborhood to other writers, like Sinclair Lewis, Patricia Hampl, and August Wilson.
The tour begins at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant at 79 Western Ave. and includes stops at 599 Summit Ave., where Fitzgerald wrote his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and his birthplace at 481 Laurel Ave. Tour stops do not include interiors. All areas of the tour are accessible for those with limited mobility, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Noon-1:30 pm, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sun. Jun 23, 2019, Noon-1:30 pm, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Riverfront Stories Family Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Explore the Washburn A Mill and the Minneapolis riverfront while completing a treasure hunt on this family-friendly walking tour. First, make a mini-journal and then discover treasure boxes and the stories of Minneapolis’s history along the tour route. Ticket price also includes admission to explore Mill City Museum after the tour.
The tour is designed for ages 6-11, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The 90-minute tour includes no more than one mile of moderately-paced walking on uneven terrain. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility. 
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 10:30 am – Noon
$14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 5-17, includes museum admission
Get Tickets Online

"Forever Sky" Book Launch & Children's Activities
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Celebrate the release of the new MNHS Press children's book The Forever Sky with this family event featuring author Thomas Peacock in the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. Peacock will lead storytime and sign copies of his book which will be for sale in the store. Children can also take part in a hands-on activity. Thomas Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He has authored three other books with Marlene Wisuri, including The Four Hills of Life, The Good Path and Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free, site admission not included

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd. Two Harbors, MN 55616
Meet Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society and two live falcons to learn more about these amazing birds. Fallon has worked on peregrine research in Minnesota for nearly 30 years and has many stories to share and information about protecting these animals.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Pat Donohue and Jerry Kosak Concert - Fingerstyle Deluxe
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Enjoy a concert by musicians Pat Donohue and Jerry Kosak. Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis, or Muddy Waters. The music and playing of Jerry Kosak have incorporated the structure and complexity of classical, the soul and passion of the blues, the happiness and drive of Americana, and the groove and swing of R&B and jazz. His music has been described as a fusion of rhythmic drumming, grooving bass lines, and thoughtfully disjointed melodies.
Prior to the concert, enjoy free tours of the historic James J. Hill House starting at 6:30 pm.
Sat., Jun 22, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$22/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Live Music with Carver Creek Bluegrass
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Join Carver Creek Bluegrass, a family band of five siblings from Carver, MN, for an afternoon of music. The group plays bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and Irish folk music on the banjo, guitar, bass, fiddle, and some unusual pieces, like the bodhrán (an Irish frame drum) and the musical saw.
Sun., Jun 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Disasters of the Riverfront Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Take a guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls milling district and learn about some of the most tragic disasters in Minnesota history.
Hear the stories of fires, floods, explosions, collapses, and other natural and human-created calamities. Learn about the Eastman tunnel collapse in 1869, the great conflagration of 1893, bridge collapses in 1859 and 2007, numerous fires, and massive landscape changes that shaped the Twin Cities.
This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sun., Jun 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Fête de St. Jean Baptiste Rendezvous
Sibley Historic Site
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN 55120
Join in the celebration of St. Jean Baptiste, patron saint of French Canadians, with a rendezvous of music, games, a bonfire. and more. In Canada, the Fête de la St. Jean Baptiste is a national holiday celebrated on June 24.
Celebrate a day early at the Sibley Historic Site where Jean Baptiste Faribault's house stands. Born in Quebec, Faribault worked at multiple fur posts around the Midwest, settling in Minnesota around 1805.
Activities include live music, costumed interpreters, children's games, an evening fire with marshmallow roasting, and guides who will lead discussions and answer questions about Minnesota's French-Canadian heritage.
This program is offered in partnership with the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and the French-American Heritage Foundation.
Sun., Jun 23, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Monday, June 24, 2019

Arts on the River Day Camp
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Come to the Mississippi waterfront to play music, get creative, bake bread, and construct books all while looking at how water connects our creativity! Children can enjoy new experiences each day at four top arts centers, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and MacPhail Center for Music.
Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and will walk with camp leaders, less than three blocks, to each art organization.
This camp runs from 9 am-3:30 pm each day. Early drop off is from 8:30-9 am, and late pick-up is from 3:30-4 pm. This camp is for ages 9-11.
Mon., Jun 24, 2019, 9:00 am - Thu., Jun 27, 2019, 3:30 pm
$250/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hennepin Island Hydropower Walking Tour
A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 Main St SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Explore the history of waterpower at St. Anthony Falls, including special access to view the exterior of an operating Xcel Energy hydroelectric plant. During the early 20th century, more than two dozen mills and hydroelectric plants used the waterpower from St. Anthony Falls; today just one is left: Xcel's Hennepin Island Hydroelectric Plant.
On this tour, a Mill City Museum guide will lead participants to Hennepin Island and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, including special access to the grounds of the power plant. Along the way, learn about the historic uses of waterpower at the falls for flour milling, sawmilling, and hydroelectricity, the role of hydroelectricity in Xcel Energy's green energy and energy efficiency initiatives and the future of waterpower on the Minneapolis riverfront.
This tour is presented in partnership with Xcel Energy and is for ages 10 and up. Children age 10 and up must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces, as well as climbing up and down several flights of stairs. Some historic locations on this tour are not wheelchair accessible.
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).
Thu., Jun 27, 2019, 10:30 am – Noon
$18/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

History Happy Hour: Victorian Fake News
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Enjoy a drink with friends while learning about Victorian fake news, like men living on the moon, miracle cures, and sinister conspiracies. Whether outright fabrications or merely the exaggerations of an incredibly partisan press, 19th-century newspapers were filled with content that was less-than-factual. Learn about some of the Victorian fake news stories that entertained, shocked, outraged, and sometimes even changed the course of history.
Admission includes two drinks, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle in the mansion. This program is for age 21 and up.
Thu., Jun 27, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$26/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online: 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ramsey After Dark: Advocates & Activists
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
As reform movements gained momentum in the 19th century, many women began joining and leading organizations that advocated for much-needed change. From women's and workers' rights, to education and health care reform, these women were working to create better conditions for those in their communities.
This tour focuses on the contributions of several women in Minneapolis and St. Paul who were committed to changing their world. Learn about the uphill battles they faced, how they created change, and the impact their legacies have today.
This program is intended for ages 18 and up.
Fri., Jun 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm & 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online: 7 pm & 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Blacksmith Demo
Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118 Preston, MN 55965
A local blacksmith will offer demos once an hour throughout the day. Come see how metal used to be worked in the historic town of Forestville and ask questions. 
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Arrowheads & Stone Tools Day
Snake River Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
Discover the craft of making spear points and arrowheads. By shaping stone into sharp tools and projectiles, ancient people were able to hunt animals as big as mastodons. Watch as modern flintknappers demonstrate their skills. See dozens of finished points, projectiles, blades, and tools on display.
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Engineers & Grenadiers One-Day Camp
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
There is more to history than meets the eye at Historic Fort Snelling; this army post was home to engineers as well as soldiers. Bring your critical thinking skills as you learn how the fort was designed, how the Army worked, how it kept time, stayed healthy and maintained equipment. This camp is for kids who want to delve beneath the surface to investigate the reasons things are the way they are, how they came to be, and the effects they have on us today.
This camp is for ages 8-11. 
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Minnesota River Day
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
Explore the natural and historical significance of the Minnesota River, which flows across the southern part of the state. The Dakota call it Mni Sota Wakpa, which means "clear blue water" or "clouded blue water," referencing the river's turbulence. This program will look at the geology of how the river was formed beginning with glaciers, as well as the long cultural heritage many Indigenous groups have with the river, and the dramatic changes that began after Europeans arrived.
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Make a Spearthrower Day
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower, that early hunters used long before the bow and arrow. Make your own atlatl to take home, and learn how to "hunt" by using an atlatl to throw spears at a bison target. Plus, view a collection of atlatls from around the world.
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

West Bank Walking Tour
University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management
321 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
For more than 150 years, the West Bank neighborhood has been a haven for immigrants from all over the world and home to a thriving arts scene, including the famous folk and blues scene of the 1960s.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the neighborhood became home for college students, artists, and citizens who successfully resisted urban renewal plans that threatened to destroy the character of the neighborhood. The legacies of welcoming newcomers and supporting the arts continue today. The tour will visit some iconic watering holes and tour participants will hear from neighborhood insiders.
Please meet outside the main entrance to the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave S, Minneapolis.
This tour includes 1.5 miles of moderately-paced walking on uneven terrain. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility. Some historic locations on this tour offer limited accessibility.
Sat., Jun 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Independence Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Celebrate Independence Day a few days early with the New Ulm Battery. The New Ulm Battery will fire their 1862 cannon every half hour, and visitors can explore the general store, play checkers, and relax on the front porch.
Sun., Jun 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Engineering the Falls Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Join a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by a costumed interpreter portraying William de la Barre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower. Visit the Minneapolis riverfront, the west side milling district, and the Stone Arch Bridge to hear about the many ways the falls have changed over the years.
William de la Barre, an Austrian engineer, arrived in Minneapolis in 1878 and was hired by C.C. Washburn to oversee reconstruction of the Washburn A Mill after its 1878 explosion. De la Barre was soon involved in the management of waterpower companies at St. Anthony Falls, and spent a 50-year career engineering the falls to maximize the power available to Minneapolis millers.
This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sun., Jun 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online

Ongoing Exhibits

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

Closes June 2020 First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom
Since 1970, the club now known as First Avenue and 7th Street Entry has been at the heart of the Minnesota music scene. The First Avenue exhibit takes you inside the sights, sounds, and stories of this landmark venue 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. The exhibit draws from the MNHS Press book "First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom” by Chris Riemenschneider. Find out more.

This exhibit is made possible in part by our presenting sponsor, Baird. Media sponsorship provided by Star Tribune and The Current.
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.

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.

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Closes Sept. 8, 2019

Eternal Beauty: Paintings by Nicholas Brewer

This exhibit highlights artist Nicholas Brewer’s remarkable career with more than 30 paintings drawn from the MNHS permanent collection and several private collections.
Nicholas R. Brewer (1857-1949) was born in Olmsted County in what was then Minnesota Territory and came to maturity during the Gilded Age. With only scant formal training, Brewer quickly earned recognition in Minnesota, New York, and Chicago and became one of Minnesota’s most celebrated portrait and landscape painters.
A personal friend of James J. Hill, Brewer often brought students to Hill’s home on Summit Avenue to view his art collection. His later career took him across the country, from California to Florida, exhibiting his work and delivering public lectures.

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

Closes July 27, 2019

Con Los Ojos del Corazon / With the Eyes of the Heart
The exhibit explores memory loss through objects from the local Latine community as well as photos taken by acclaimed photographer Xavier Tavera. The exhibit is part of a larger Centro Tyrone Guzman two-year project addressing Latine elders experiencing Alzheimer's and memory loss and their caregivers.
Tavera’s work highlights the face of each elder as a way to begin breaking down stigmas related to dementia. Each person is unique and has a distinct story, with strengths, abilities, and much love to share. The photos show the elders’ families supporting them to have a better quality of life, seeing the elders with “eyes of the heart,” as they embrace their loved one’s humanity and unique identity.
The exhibit was developed by Centro Tyrone Guzman. 

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia 

Closes Oct. 31, 2020

Ziibaaska' iganagoodday: The Jingle Dress at 100
The global influenza epidemic that killed millions of people worldwide in 1918-19, including thousands of North American Indians and Alaska Natives, was the tragic inspiration behind a revolutionary new tradition of healing that emerged in Ojibwe communities of the United States and Canada, the jingle dress dance. Through photographs, oral tradition, and a display of jingle dresses from the MNHS collections, visitors will learn about the jingle dress dance and how its origin can be traced to the Mille Lacs Ojibwe.
The exhibit commemorates the epidemic and the 100th anniversary of the jingle dress dance. It is being developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of American Studies and the Mille Lacs Ojibwe community.