Hours Extended for Popular Exhibits at the History Center

For immediate release

Release dated: 
August 7, 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

Julianna Olsen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3039 • julianna.olsen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Exhibits: Minnesota and the Civil War, U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Closing date: Sunday Sept. 8, 2013
Extended hours: Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773
Website: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Hours Extended for Popular Exhibits at the History Center

Visitors to the Minnesota History Center will have more time to view two popular exhibits which are closing soon: "Minnesota and the Civil War" and "U.S.-Dakota War of 1862."

The History Center is extending viewing hours on the final day, Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing two additional hours in the morning for visitors to see the exhibits.

About the exhibits:

  • Minnesota and the Civil War
    Explore the role of Minnesota's men and women on the battlefield and the home front in an exhibit that draws heavily on Minnesota Historical Society collections. Through artifacts as well as firsthand accounts drawn from letters, diaries, memoirs and reminiscences, learn about the everyday lives and the often extraordinary witness of individual Minnesotans during the war.
  • The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
    Explore how the war changed the state and nation forever. View the evidence: documents, images and artifacts related to the war’s causes and aftermath, plus hear the personal stories of people whose lives were torn apart. The exhibit incorporates multiple points of view on what happened and why and was developed in collaboration with descendants of those touched by the war.

These exhibits are 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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Admission to the History Center is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

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.

This summer explore more than 500 museums statewide with the free Minnesota Museums app, brought to you by the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society. Browse Minnesota museums by name, category or location; create an itinerary, check off museums you've visited and upload favorite museum photos; plus the app will also suggest museums based on geographic location. The Minnesota Museums app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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.