Spring Break Activities, Asian-Pacific Heritage Day and Teen Takeover at the History Center

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Release dated: 
March 6, 2013
Media contacts: 

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

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

Wendy Jones • Minnesota History Center • 651-259-3411 • wendy.jones@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773
Website: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Spring Break Activities, Asian-Pacific Heritage Day and Teen Takeover at the History Center

What: Spring Break Activities
When: Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29 and Tuesday, April 2 through Friday, April 5
Time: Noon. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children under 5 and MHS members.

Take in a little history this spring break at the History Center with a variety of activities for all ages. Visit the Then Now Wow exhibit's Babe the Blue Ox Pavilion for the premiere of "Streetcar Time Machine," a short play about the history of University Avenue. Performances are scheduled at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Also, stop by the History HiJinx craft area from noon to 4 p.m. for a make-it take-it craft activity.

What: A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day
When: Saturday, April 13
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children under 5 and MHS members.

Asian-Pacific Heritage DayCelebrate friendship, diversity and community at the History Center with this family day celebration of Twin Cities Asian Pacific communities and artists.

Enjoy music, dance performances, calligraphy, food demonstrations and art activities with Chinese, East Indian, Hawaiian, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese people as they engage in traditions that emphasize connections to each other and to the communities in which they live, work and play.

Highlights include dance performances by the Japanese troupe Sansei Yonsei Kai and the Karen of Minnesota; demonstrations in Japanese calligraphy; Thai fruit carving; Hmong and Korean cooking; and hands-on art activities.

This program is offered in partnership with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, with support provided by the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund.

What: Twin Cities Teens: This is Where We Live
When: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

The nearly completed light rail corridor between Minneapolis and Saint Paul will offer new perspectives on Twin Cities businesses, people and neighborhoods now connected by high-speed transit. In anticipation of this event, members of the Minnesota History Center’s Teen Advisory Council have researched their homes and communities and reflected on recent and personal history in their neighborhoods. The event, curated by our Teen Advisory Council members, will feature art, video and performance reflecting the diverse communities in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

This event is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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About the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

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.