Tours at the State Capitol Highlight Minnesota's Involvement in Women's Suffrage and the Civil War

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Release dated: 
February 12, 2014
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

Tours at the State Capitol Highlight Minnesota's Involvement in Women's Suffrage and the Civil War

Two tours of the Minnesota State Capitol building during March will illustrate the role Minnesota played in various national historic events.

Votes for Women Tour, Saturday March 8, 11 a.m.

"Votes for Women" buttonThis special tour will focus on important Minnesota women involved in the suffrage movement. Through photographs and other visual aids, visitors will learn about the struggles and success stories of Minnesota women working to persuade legislators and other elected officials in the State Capitol to support women's right to vote.

Capitol Civil War Tour, Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m.

Discover the role Minnesota played in the American Civil War during a special Capitol Civil War tour. Learn how the Capitol serves as a memorial to the veterans of the war through stories, artwork and newly conserved battle flags. Explore the life of a Union soldier through reproduction uniform pieces and equipment.

Cost for each tour is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $6 for ages 6-17 and a $2 discount for MNHS members.

The 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 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. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Reservations are recommended for special events. Call 651-296-2881 for more information.

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.