Stories from Glacier National Park and Chamber Concerts at the James J. Hill House

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Release dated: 
March 20, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Craig Johnson • James J. Hill House • 651-296-9396 •

Quick facts: 

Place: James J. Hill House
Address: 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN 55102
Phone: 651-297-2555

Stories from Glacier National Park and Chamber Concerts at the James J. Hill House

What: Book Talk: "Glacier From the Inside Out"
When: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Reservations: Recommended; call 651-297-2555

Join Tessie Bundick and other former Glacier Park employees for an inside look at working at the "Crown of the Continent." This illustrated talk will feature stories from the recently published book "Glacier From the Inside Out" (edited by John Hagen), photos and a brief history of the park.

Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments and tours of the Hill House will be available following the talk.

What: Hill House Chamber Concerts: 27th Season
When: April 22 and 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $17 adults, $12 college students, $15 MHS/Schubert Club members
Reservations: Recommended; call 651-297-2555

Hill House PlayersThe Hill House Chamber Players present concerts performed in the restored art gallery of the James J. Hill house for their 27th season.

Enjoy the newest installment, featuring: Mauro Giuliani, Duo Concertant for violin and guitar, Opus 25; J.S Bach, Sonata in c minor, BWV 1017 for violin and harpsichord; J.S Bach, Gamba Sonata #3 in g minor, BWV 1019; followed by Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet, Opus 44, #2. Guest artists include Leslie Shanks, viola, and Susan Billmeyer, piano.

Complimentary refreshments will be served during intermission. Admission includes a tour of the Hill House following the performance. This event is co-sponsored by the Schubert Club.

About the James. J Hill House

Completed in 1891, the Gilded Age mansion was the residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. The home is located one-half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Avenue. It is open for regular tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at 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.