State Capitol Tours in March Highlight Woman Suffrage and the Civil War

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Release dated: 
February 6, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Brian Pease • Minnesota State Capitol • 651-296-1735 • brian.pease@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota State Capitol
Address: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul MN 55155
Cost: Hourly guided tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Phone: 651-296-2881
Email: statecapitol@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/statecapitol

State Capitol Tours in March Highlight Woman Suffrage and the Civil War

Votes for WomenWhat: State Capitol 'Votes for Women' Tour
When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members.
Reservations: Required; call 651-296-2881

This special State Capitol tour will highlight the struggles and successes of Minnesota women involved in the fight for woman suffrage. Using photographs and visual aids, visitors will learn how these important women worked to persuade legislators and other elected officials in the State Capitol to support woman suffrage.

Also on display again at the top of the Capitol dome is the newly refurbished State Capitol chandelier.

6th State Governor Knute NelsonWhat: State Capitol Civil War Tour
When: Saturday, March 16
Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members.
Reservations: Required; call 651-296-2881

Explore Minnesota's unique history and involvement in the Civil War and why the Capitol is memorialized with Civil War artifacts, paintings and memorials. During the tour, the group will learn about the Minnesota Historical Society's current efforts to conserve Civil War battle flags and see statues of famous officers from around the state.

A visitor dressed and outfitted as a new recruit with reproduction accoutrements typically worn by Union soldiers will also be present.

About the Minnesota State Capitol

The Capitol is north of downtown St. Paul at 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., accessible from I-94 and I-35E. It is open for free guided tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. The last tour leaves one hour before closing. Reservations are recommended for special events. Call 651-296-2881 for more information.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.