Re-Construction Tour and Music of the Civil War at the Minnesota State Capitol in November

For immediate release

Release dated: 
October 8, 2014
Media contacts: 

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: Prices vary by program.
Phone: 651-296-2881
Email: statecapitol@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/statecapitol

Re-Construction Tour and Music of the Civil War at the Minnesota State Capitol in November

This November, hear stories and songs of the Civil War and get an in-depth look at the repair and restoration work going on at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Capitol ArchitectureCapitol Re-Construction Tour
Date: Saturdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13
Time: 11 a.m.
Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MNHS members.

The Minnesota State Capitol building, completed in 1905, is undergoing important repair, restoration work and needed improvements. The popular Capitol Construction Tour has been revamped to include additional information about the current renovation project. Guests will get an in-depth look at the history of its original construction and current information on the work being done to save this architectural treasure for generations to come. Guided tours run 60 to 90 minutes.

Civil War ArtHistory in Session: Music of the Civil War
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MNHS members.

In this exclusive presentation, the Hillgrove Ensemble offers a special mix of storytelling and songs from the Civil War. 150 years later, the songs and stories of this period have retained their relevance for modern audiences. This program will be followed by refreshments in the Capitol's historic Rathskeller Cafe.

About the Minnesota 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 free 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. 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.