August 2019 Events, Programs, and Exhibits

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Release dated: 
June 12, 2019
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Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
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August 2019 Events, Programs, and Exhibits

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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’ history along the tour route. Ticket price also includes admission to explore the 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.
Thu., Aug 1, 2019, 10:30 am-Noon
$14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 5-17, includes museum admission
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Military and Citizen Service Day
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Learn about the meaning of citizenship and service and how they have transformed over time. Service-focused tours will be offered throughout the day, highlighting those who served at Fort Snelling and how the fort has changed from 1820 to 1946.
Visitors can consider how military and citizen service intersect to produce good citizenship. US military uniforms and equipment will also be on display to show the evolution of technology and warfare throughout US history.
Sat., Aug 3, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

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, no tour at noon.
Sat., Aug 3, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free
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Women's Work Walking Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Join a walking tour led by a costumed interpreter portraying labor writer Eva Valesh, who exposed poor working conditions along the Minneapolis riverfront in a series of articles in 1888 and 1889.
Learn about jobs that were available to women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, key events in Minneapolis women's labor history, and the factories that Valesh exposed, including the North Star Woolen Mill, which still stands two blocks from the Mill City Museum.
Valesh was a skilled labor writer and orator who was also known by her pen name Eva Gay. Valesh served as labor editor for the Saint Paul Globe and Minneapolis Tribune, and was also an orator for the National Farmers’ Alliance. She went on to national acclaim, working as assistant editor of the American Federationist.
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., Aug 3, 2019, 10:30 am-Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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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, highlighting the Gilded Age mansions lining the elite avenue and the people who owned and built them. Guides will talk about the architecture, social history, and current preservation issues of this 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.
$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Tours begin at 11 am and 2 pm on Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays through the end of September.
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Civilian Conservation Corps Hiking Tour
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
As a work relief program during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed young men to work on projects that benefited conservation and natural resources. Projects included constructing beautiful stone buildings in many of Minnesota's state parks, including Fort Ridgely State Park.
Join a guide for a tour of the park to learn about the history of the CCC and what life was like for these young men. The hike takes guests into the woods and includes some hills. Strollers are not recommended.
Sat., Aug 3, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided on Sunday.
The workshop runs:

  • Saturday: 1 pm-5 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-3 pm

A minimum of five participants is required. This workshop is recommended for ages 14 and up. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required two days prior to the workshop. Discount hotel rooms are available at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday night for all workshop participants with 10 days' advanced reservations.
Sat., Aug 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - Sun., Aug 4, 2019, 3:00 pm
$75/MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members save 20%, $40 supply fee
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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 the carvings. 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.
Saturdays through the end of September, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Sunday, August 4, 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.
Sundays through September, Noon-5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free
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40th Annual West Newton Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Celebrate the heritage of the Minnesota settlement of West Newton, which existed halfway between New Ulm and Fort Ridgely from 1856 to 1901, at this annual event. Visitors can view historical photographs and learn about the history of Alexander Harkin and his family, the founders of the 1870s Harkin Store.
Descendants of West Newton's earliest residents are invited to share their stories and any old photographs. Historic site staff will copy information and photos.
Sun., Aug 4, 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., Aug 4, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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Monday, August 5, 2019

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.
Mondays through the end of August, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
$5/MNHS and HCSCC members free

Tuesday, August 6, 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 in the vicinity of Historic Fort Snelling. This camp is for ages 9-12 and runs 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day.
Tue., Aug 6, 2019, 8:30 am- Fri., Aug 9, 2019, 4:30 pm
$275/MNHS members save 20%
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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.
Tuesdays through the end of August, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
$18 adults, $16 seniors and college students, $14 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
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First Tuesdays/First Avenue: Button-Making
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.
In August, make memories and a rock n' roll button during First Tuesdays/First Avenue. Punch out an image from First Ave’s iconic star wall or a historic concert calendar and leave with a personalized piece of swag. Plus, enjoy music while you share your favorite club memory. The first button is free; for additional buttons, there is a suggested $1 donation.
The First Avenue exhibit is made possible in part by presenting sponsor, Baird, and media partners Star Tribune and The Current.
Tue., Aug 6, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mill City Live: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mill City Live returns for its 16th season with live music on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open-air Ruin Courtyard, Mill City Live features four great evenings of outdoor music by some of the best local artists and a great opportunity to visit the museum in the evening at a discount.
On Aug. 7, enjoy an evening of music from Matt Wilson & His Orchestra. Minneapolis singer and songwriter Matt Wilson presents his music on a featherbed of banjo rhythms and arpeggiating harp.
Using tones mellow and grassy, Wilson and his band spin out the best songs of his career, reaching back beyond his days as songwriter and lyricist with Trip Shakespeare and The Twilight Hours and back to his first songwriting explorations of classic forms, country melodies, tear-jerking ballads.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from D'Amico. Tickets include admission to the museum from 4 to 9 pm.
Wed., Aug 7, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$6/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

"The Builders: Shaping Minnesota's Architectural Landscape on the Color Line" Exhibit Opening
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Enjoy the new exhibit The Builders: Shaping Minnesota's Architectural Landscape on the Color Line by the African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota.
This exhibit showcases the social history of three black Minnesotans who impacted the architecture and design of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Clarence "Cap" W. Wigington, Casiville Bullard, and William Hazel.
The exhibit features maps and blueprints that will encourage visitors to appreciate familiar Twin Cities buildings in a new way. Cap Wigington's designs for the Winter Carnival Ice Castles and the Highland Park Water Tower made him a force in Minnesota architectural circles. His contemporary, Casiville Bullard, left Tennessee for Minnesota in the late 1890s to complete stonework on the State Capitol. As a stoneworker, Bullard contributed his skill to a variety of structures in the state including Pilgrim Baptist Church, the St. Paul Cathedral, and the Foshay Tower. William Hazel was a known architect and sought-after stained glass artist, and his move to Minnesota grabbed the attention of local Minnesotans when The Appeal newspaper announced his arrival.
The exhibit will also create a snapshot of the racial climate in which the builders performed their craft and illustrate what career development looked like for black people in Minnesota in the 19th- and 20th-centuries.
The exhibit is located in the museum's central Mill Commons and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours, through Oct. 27, 2019.
Thu., Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Free

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 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., Aug 8, 2019, 10:30 am-Noon.
Thu., Aug 22, 2019, 10:30 am-Noon
$18/MNHS members save 20%
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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., Aug 8, 2019, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free

"The Builders: Shaping Minnesota's Architectural Landscape on the Color Line" Exhibit Opening Program
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Join an opening program for the exhibit The Builders: Shaping Minnesota's Architectural Landscape on the Color Line created by the African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota.
This exhibit showcases the social history of three black Minnesotans who impacted the architecture and design of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Clarence "Cap" W. Wigington, Casiville Bullard, and William Hazel.
The opening program is from 6-8 pm with remarks at 7 pm.
Thu., Aug 8, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free

Friday, August 9, 2019

Mendota After Hours: Acacia Cemetery
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 August, join historian David Schreier for a presentation on the Acacia Cemetery, located near Pilot Knob. Schreier will speak about the cemetery's origins, including how the area was almost made the location of Minnesota's Capitol building, how stone from the St. Paul courthouse ended up in Acacia, how the Masons took over the land and founded the cemetery, and much more.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the presentation begins at 6 pm. Light refreshments and one drink ticket will be provided with each paid admission for ages 21 and up.
Fri., Aug 9, 2019, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
$20/$15 for MNHS, DCHS and Friends of the Sibley Historic Site members
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Ramsey After Dark: Household Hazards
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Advancements in science and technology improved lives in many Victorian-era homes. However, some of these new advancements did more harm than good. This guided tour explores rooms in the Ramsey House to uncover "hidden household hazards" of the era. From the kitchen to the bathroom, the bedchambers to the parlor, view the technology, tools, food, and furniture of late 19th-century life in a whole new way.
This program is intended for ages 18 and up.
Fri., Aug 9, 2019, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm & 8:30 pm-9:45 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Cooking Class: Tempting Tomatoes
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Taste and cook with a variety of fresh tomatoes. Compare and discover which tomatoes to use for sauces, salads, soups, and salsas. Experiment with different recipes and ingredients.
The Cooking Class series explores various cooking techniques and the flexibility of seasonal ingredients. Participants will cook and sample a variety of dishes from sweet to savory, appetizer to dessert, and will take home printed recipes. Classes are held in the visitor center's Learning Kitchen.
A minimum of six participants is required to host the cooking class.
Sat., Aug 10, 2019, 9:00 am-11:00 am
$30/MNHS members save 20%
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59th Birthday Celebration
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Help celebrate the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post's 59th birthday! Explore the exhibits, including the popular Four Seasons Room with life-size dioramas and a new exhibit chronicling 100 years of the jingle dress. Then, head next door to shop for Native American arts and crafts at the Trading Post.
Refreshments will be provided.
Sat., Aug 10, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 museum admission/MNHS members free

West End Walking Tour
St. Stanislaus Church
398 Superior St. 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., Aug 10, 2019, 10:00 am-Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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Kid Crafts: Dream Catcher
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn how to weave a dream catcher to take home. The dream catcher is a woven web believed to protect the dream world of the person who sleeps beneath it.
Please allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Sat., Aug 10, 2019, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
$5/kit, museum admission not included

Capitol Builders Tour
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
Explore locations throughout the building that show the work and methods that went into creating the Minnesota State Capitol, and learn about the people involved when it was first built in 1905. Learn about architect Cass Gilbert, who at age 35 created one of the most magnificent public buildings in the nation.
Dig deeper into how the building was built by hearing about the roles contractors, politicians, and workers played during the nine-year construction period. Then explore the recent restoration completed in 2017 of the over 100-year-old building.
Sat., Aug 10, 2019, 11:00 am-12:30 pm and 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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Celebrate the Garden Harvest Day
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
One thousand years ago, the people of Minnesota, Iowa, and the Northern Plains were farmers as well as hunters. The ripening of the first sweet corn was a time of plenty that was celebrated with the green corn festival. Taste fire-roasted sweet corn, bean soup, and other seasonal foods while learning about the people of the Great Plains Village period.
Sat., Aug 10, 2019, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

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 the Minneapolis riverfront renaissance of 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., Aug 10, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Old Games Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Enjoy an afternoon of historic games, such as pick-up sticks, tic-tac-toe, checkers, dominoes, graces, and rolling hoops.
Many of the games can be purchased at the gift shop, along with toys, books, 10-cent candy, and handcrafted items.
Sun., Aug 11, 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., Aug 11, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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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., Aug 11, 2019, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Sun., Aug 25, 2019, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members save 20%
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mill City Live: Charanga Tropical
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mill City Live returns for its 16th season with live music on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open-air Ruin Courtyard, Mill City Live features four great evenings of outdoor music by some of the best local artists and a great opportunity to visit the museum in the evening at a discount.
On Aug. 14, enjoy music from Charanga Tropical. Charanga Tropical performs as a charanga, an instrumentation that combines violins, flute, vocals, and full Latin rhythm section that dates back to the roots of Cuban music. Charanga’s specialty is danzón, a style that was greatly influenced by French refugees who came to Cuba in the early 19th century. As the cultures merged, danzón came into being in the late 1800s and became very popular in Cuba.
Danzón mixes the serious sophistication of classical music with the syncopation of Cuban rhythms. It is a complex sound, rich in harmony, fantastic for listening and superb for dancing. In 2015, the Minneapolis-based Latin band became the first American group ever to be invited to perform at Cuba's International Danzón Festival.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from D'Amico. Tickets include admission to the museum from 4 to 9 pm.
Wed., Aug 14, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$6/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Historic Minneapolis Riverfront Neighborhood Bike Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Go on a guided bicycle tour of the historic Minneapolis riverfront. Learn about St. Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi, and its surroundings, known as Owamni Yomni in Dakota. Explore the historic St. Anthony district, see beautiful residential architecture on Nicollet Island, uncover the history of the sawmilling industry at Boom Island Park; and pedal through the Warehouse District.
This tour covers 5 miles and goes at a leisurely pace. It is suitable for novice bike riders, ages 12 and up. Those without a bike can rent one at a nearby Nice Ride station. Tours begin on the Chicago Mall side of the museum between the Guthrie and Mill City Museum.
Thu., Aug 15, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$20/MNHS members save 20%
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Making of Modern America Day
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Learn about the decades surrounding the year 1900, when America was transformed into the nation we know today.
See military demonstrations and hear speeches from the era. Learn how the emergence of populist politicians in recent years, debates over immigration and the environment, the fight for equality, US foreign policy, and much more are rooted in these pivotal and tumultuous decades.
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Pickling Weekend
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
In the 19th century, pickles provided families with a variety of foods and flavors to help them survive the long winters. Today, pickles are not considered a necessity, but provide additional flavors to contemporary menus.
Help make pickles and vinegar at the historic farmstead and discover how pickles were stored in the root cellar. Then sample a variety of modern pickles from around the world in the Learning Kitchen, and make a jar of refrigerator pickles to take home for $4 per jar.
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
un., Aug 18, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 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 a hardscrabble river port where soap was scarce to a bustling Gilded Age hub of business and culture built by robber barons, impresarios and crime bosses to rival Chicago and New York.
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, 10:00 am-Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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Harvest Family Day
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Learn about harvest time in the 19th century with a day of family activities. Make seed art and a book project on how wheat becomes flour, taste fresh bread, join in story time, help thresh grain and check out the Science of Butter demonstrations in the Baking Lab. Plus, History Player Mary Dodge Woodward will share stories about harvest time on a giant "bonanza" farm. Come early for entertainment and activities at the Mill City Farmers Market.
This program is presented by Mill City Museum and the Oliver H. Kelley Grange.
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, Noon-3:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Wild About Wildlife
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
Join a naturalist for a presentation on some of the animals that can be found throughout the state and how they have adapted to survive. Discover surprising animal facts while viewing and touching furs from 15 different mammals (badger, skunk, mink, coyote, and more). Test your knowledge with a game of "guess the critter."
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Included with $4-6 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 non-public 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 damaged the building in 1878, 1928, and 1991
  • The East Engine House, which was 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., Aug 17, 2019, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Theater of Public Policy - History!
St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center
1 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 54401
Danger Boat Productions pairs up with the Mississippi Watershed Organization, the National Park Park Connection, and Mill City Museum to bring issues and stories of the Mississippi River to life through engaging conversations and improvisation on three nights. Laughter enhances learning. The Theater of Public Policy's flagship show advances the understanding of complex ideas and issues by unpacking them through smart conversation and improvisational comedy.
On August 17, enjoy a program with expert guest John Anfinson, superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7 pm.
This series is hosted by the Mississippi Watershed Organization, Mill City Museum, and the National Parks St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center with the Parks Connection. This series is made possible in part by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board with sponsorship in part by Pryes Brewing.
Sat., Aug 17, 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Free, reservations required

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fun Run
Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds
16000 Shaw Bosh Kung Dr Onamia, MN 56359
Head to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's Annual Powwow to join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum's annual one-mile Fun Run. Run or walk a mile across the powwow grounds to claim a free T-shirt.Registration begins at 9 am on the powwow grounds.
Sun., Aug 18, 2019, 9:00 am-10:30 am
Free

Open House
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Explore the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post during the annual open house when the historic site is open for special Sunday hours and offers free admission.
Visit the exhibits, including the popular Four Seasons Room with life-sized dioramas, then head next door to shop for Native American arts and crafts at the Trading Post.
Sun., Aug 18, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Free

Bees & Honey Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
In the 1870s, people would often search for and harvest honey on the prairie to use instead of sugar. View a display on bees and honey created by beekeeper Crystal Bock, and hear her speak about the ins and outs of beekeeping.
Bock's honey will also be for sale.
Sun., Aug 18, 2019, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 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 to 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.
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.
Sun., Aug 18, 2019, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mill City Live: Jaedyn James & The Hunger
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mill City Live returns for its 16th season with live music on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open-air Ruin Courtyard, Mill City Live features four great evenings of outdoor music by some of the best local artists and a great opportunity to visit the museum in the evening at a discount.
On Aug. 21, enjoy a performance from Jaedyn James & The Hunger. James leads the eight-piece, raw funk and aggressive soul band, The Hunger. Her energy and music reflect the stylings of James Brown, Etta James, Lucille Ball, Marina Abromovich, and ee cummings.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from D'Amico. Tickets include admission to the museum from 4 to 9 pm.
Wed., Aug 21, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$6/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Friday, August 23, 2019

Ramsey After Dark: Mental Illness & the Victorian Mind
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Mental illness was misunderstood and often feared by Victorian society. Families had to make difficult decisions about how to handle their loved one's illness in an era where health issues were not discussed in public and treatment options were limited or experimental. Both Alexander Ramsey's brother, Justus, and son-in-law, Charles, suffered from mental illness, which impacted the entire family.
In this guided tour, hear excerpts from newspaper accounts, family letters, and journals, and discover how an influential family handled a very human reality. This program is intended for ages 18 and up.
Fri., Aug 23, 2019, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm and 8:30 pm-9:45 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

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 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., Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Noon-1:30 pm, and 2:00-3:30 pm
Sun., Aug 25, 2019, at Noon-1:30 pm, and 2:00-3:30 pm
$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
Get Tickets Online: Aug 24, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm. Aug 25, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm.

Prairie Photography: A Natural View
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Learn the art of photographing prairie plants. Explore the landscape, close-up lighting techniques, and learn about camera equipment. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera and enjoy the beauty of one of Minnesota's most unique prairies.
This program is held rain or shine.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Farm to Fair Weekend
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
From state agricultural exhibitions to today’s State Fair, farmers and their families have enjoyed entering foods and livestock in fairs for generations.
Explore the historic farmstead's "machinery hill" and sample some 1860s premium-winning recipes in the historic house's kitchen. At the Farm Lab, visitors can test their judging skills on vegetable entries, plus baked and canned goods. In the Farm Lab barn discover how 4-H and FFA participants prepare to show their livestock at the fair. Plus, sample some snacks-on-a-stick in the Learning Kitchen and make crop art to take home.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Also offered Sun., Aug 25, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

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., Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 am-Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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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 African-Americans, 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.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 10:30 am-Noon
$14/MNHS members save 20%
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Children's Day
Snake River Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
Enjoy toys, games, and tests of skill to celebrate the last days of summer. Costumed interpreters and hands-on activities will teach children about the values of trade goods and pelts, the canoe routes used by traders, and the roles of different groups who came together in the fur trade.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Women of Forestville Tour
Historic Forestville
21899 County Road 118 Preston, MN 55965
Join a new tour that explores the history of women who called Forestville and the surrounding area home. Learn what brought them to the area and what life was like for them, including particular challenges women faced over the years.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Real Horse Power Day
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
See teams of draft horses perform feats of strength as they demonstrate historic logging tasks, such as cross-loading logs onto sleighs, skidding, and loading logs with the A-frame jammer. Meet the horses and the teamsters. Wagon rides and other camp activities will be available throughout the day.
Sat., Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Old Nicollet County Schools Day
Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21 New Ulm, MN 56073
Explore the history of old schoolhouses in Nicollet County, including the Robinson School in West Newton, through historic photos and textbooks.
Sun., Aug 25, 2019, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Mill City Live: Willie Wisely
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mill City Live returns for its 16th season with live music on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum's dramatic open-air Ruin Courtyard, Mill City Live features four great evenings of outdoor music by some of the best local artists and a great opportunity to visit the museum in the evening at a discount.
On Aug. 28, enjoy a performance by Willie Wisely. Wisely has a 30-plus-year career as a songwriter, performer and recording artist. Well-known to Twin Cities audiences as the leader of the Willie Wisely Trio (1989-1995), a member of William & the Conquerors, and several solo albums, Wisely recently returned to the Twin Cities after spending nearly two decades in Los Angeles.
With a sound that is often compared to Paul McCartney, Ben Folds, and Elliot Smith, his music is hyper-personal, and by turns quirky and unexpectedly profound.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from D'Amico. Tickets include admission to the museum from 4 to 9 pm.
Wed., Aug 28, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$6/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Labor History Tour
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
During Labor Day weekend, visitors can enjoy tours highlighting the rich labor history of James J. Hill's world. Learn about the artisans who constructed the mansion, the lives of the home's domestic staff, the railroad workers who built and ran Hill's empire, Hill's clashes with labor organizers, and more.
The last tour leaves at 3:30 pm. Or explore the Hill House on your own while learning about labor history during Self-Guided Sunday on Sept. 1.
Sat., Aug 31, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Threshers & Combines Weekend
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by participating in the culmination of the grain growing season in Minnesota at Oliver Kelley Farm.
On the historic farmstead, help the farmers haul grain bundles from the barn and field, thresh grain in an 1856 Cox and Roberts horse-powered threshing machine, or try your hand at flailing grain. Help bag up the grain, then enjoy a rest on the porch with a glass of lemonade or explore how wheat and flour are used in the historic house kitchen. Then head to the Farm Lab to discover how grain is harvested and processed today.
In the Learning Kitchen, experiment with different types of grains and flours and sample some baked goods made with different grains.
Sat., Aug 31, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

New Ulm Battery
Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30 Fairfax, MN 55332
The New Ulm Battery will visit the site to end the season with a military demonstration. Hear from members of the battery about 19th-century military life, including black powder and the proper way to load and shoot a cannon.
Sat., Aug 31, 2019, Noon-3:00 pm
Included with $4-6 site admission/MNHS members free

Children's Fun and Games Day
Jeffers Petroglyphs
27160 County Road 2 Comfrey, MN 56019
Enjoy a variety of activities for children offered throughout the day, including playing Native American games, painting a handprint to take home, reading stories, and packing a travois, a traditional form of transportation.
Sat., Aug 31, 2019, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Included with $6-8 site admission/MNHS members free

Wonders of the Night Sky
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Join Mike Lynch, meteorologist and astronomer, to view the wonders of the night sky. Lynch will have his large telescopes set up for viewing, including two giant 20-inch reflectors which are among the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota.
Learn about celestial photography as Lynch takes amazing photos that will be made available to participants to take home at no additional charge.
Sat., Aug 31, 2019, 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Ongoing Exhibits

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

Closes May 3, 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.

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

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

Opens Aug. 8, 2019 

The Builders: Shaping Minnesota's Architectural Landscape on the Color Line
Created by the African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota, this exhibit showcases the social history of three black Minnesotans who impacted the architecture and design of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Clarence "Cap" W. Wigington, Casiville Bullard, and William Hazel.
The exhibit features maps and blueprints that will encourage visitors to appreciate familiar Twin Cities buildings in a new way. lt also creates a snapshot of the racial climate in which the builders performed their craft and illustrate what career development looked like for black people in Minnesota in the 19th- and 20th-centuries.

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.