Take a Historic Adventure with MNHS This Summer

For immediate release

Release dated: 
May 20, 2019
Media contacts: 

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

Take a Historic Adventure with MNHS This Summer

Visitors can find a variety of Minnesota stories at 26 historic sites across the state

The Minnesota Historical Society is gearing up for summer—the busiest time of year at our 26 historic sites and museums.

Some of the exciting new offerings visitors will find include:

  • Free admission for active military all summer: MNHS historic sites and museums are now part of the national Blue Star Museums program, which offers free general admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from May 18 (Armed Forces Day) through Sept. 2 (Labor Day) at museums across the country.
  • Extended Saturday hours at Jeffers Petroglyphs: Every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September, visitors can linger at the site until 7 p.m. to view the carvings at dusk.
  • Expanded content and free admission for veterans at Historic Fort Snelling: Take a new tour exploring the lives of women at Fort Snelling and learn about the history of the 25th Infantry, an African-American unit posted at the fort after the Civil War. Plus, veterans and up to five accompanying family members can now enjoy free general admission during any visit to Historic Fort Snelling.
  • Outdoor concerts from the First Avenue scene: Every Tuesday in July head to Bands on the Boulevard, the Minnesota History Center’s annual outdoor concert series. In summer 2019, enjoy local music connected to First Avenue’s musical legacy—from Porcupine to Nooky Jones—in conjunction with the new exhibit “First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom.”

Explore a complete list of summer events and programs at mnhs.org/calendar.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and 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.