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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off Summer at MNHS
Next weekend marks the start of summer at MNHS historic sites and museums. Several sites from Charles Lindbergh House and Museum to Historic Fort Snelling to Jeffers Petroglyphs will open their doors to the general public for the 2019 season, and visitors can enjoy a range of events across the state, including:
- Memorial Day Powwow, Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, May 27: This annual celebration honors Native veterans past and present. Plus, enjoy a festival of local Native musicians (May 25) and a showcase of Minnesota’s premier Native artists (May 26 & 27).
- Memorial Day Weekend, Historic Fort Snelling, May 25-27: Experience blacksmithing, cannon firing, historic games and more to learn about the many stories that intersect at Fort Snelling. On Memorial Day, enjoy a special living timeline of costumed staff and reenactors sharing Minnesota’s military history across a variety of eras.
- They Built This Town Cemetery Tour, Historic Forestville, May 25: Take guided tours of the Zumbro Hill Cemetery where many of Forestville’s early residents are buried.
Visit the MNHS online calendar for even more events throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
The following MNHS sites and museums are open to visitors on Memorial Day, Mon. May 27:
- Birch Coulee Battlefield: dawn to dusk
- Charles Lindbergh House and Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Folsom House: 1- 5 p.m.
- Harkin Store: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Historic Forestville: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Historic Fort Snelling: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Jeffers Petroglyphs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Lac qui Parle Mission: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Marine Mill: dawn to dusk
- Mill City Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Minnesota History Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Oliver Kelley Farm: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sibley Historic Site: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Snake River Fur Post: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Split Rock Lighthouse: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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 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.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partner: Explore Minnesota Tourism.