Celebrate Mother's Day with Special Programs at Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums

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Release dated: 
April 9, 2014
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Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Celebrate Mother's Day with Special Programs at Minnesota Historical Society Sites and Museums

The Minnesota Historical Society celebrates mothers with special programs and free admission at select sites this Mother's Day weekend.

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Mother's Day at Minnesota History Center
Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Mothers FREE with paid child admission. $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17.

The Minnesota History Center will offer free admission for moms on Mother's Day. Guests can explore the exhibits "Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis," "Then, Now, Wow," "Minnesota’s Greatest Generation," "Open House," "Grainland" and "Weather Permitting," plus shop in the gift store and have lunch in the History Center Cafe.

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

MCMMother's Day at Mill City Museum
Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Mothers FREE with paid child admission. $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17, free for MNHS members.

Mill City Museum offers free admission for moms on Mother's Day. Guests can ride on the Flour Tower, enjoy a treat in the Baking Lab, shop in the gift store and have lunch in the Mill City Museum Cafe.

James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Summit Avenue Walking Tour
Date: Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11
Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555.

Take mom on a Summit Avenue Walking Tour and enjoy the neighborhood in bloom. The 90-minute tours highlight the Gilded-Age mansions that line the elite avenue and the people who built and owned them. The popular tours are available each weekend, May through September.

Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River

Mother's Day WeekendSpring flowers
Date: Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Mothers FREE. $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17, free for MNHS members.


Explore the Kelley Farm as it springs to life on Mother's Day Weekend. Help plant seeds in the garden, harvest the first greens and meet the new baby animals as they try out their young legs. Mothers are admitted free when accompanied by a child. Parents, children and grandparents are encouraged to enjoy this event together.

Harkin Store, New Ulm

Mother's Day Aprons
Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 adults, $3 seniors, college students and children ages 6-17; free for MNHS members.

Women in the 1870s had many chores to do but they still took time for creative work, including making decorative aprons. View a display of old and new aprons at this Mother's Day event, including some made by Harkin granddaughter Janet Massopust. The gift shop features books, unique handcrafted items and popular 10-cent candy.

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.