February Events, Classes and Exhibits

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February Events, Classes and Exhibits

February 2015
Events, Classes and Exhibits

Sunday, Feb. 1

Winter on the Hill
James J. Hill House240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes and a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket. Tours of the James J. Hill House will focus on the Hill family’s involvement with the Winter Carnival and how they and other St. Paul residents survived, and even celebrated, Minnesota’s most "famous" season. Guests can also put together old-fashioned jigsaw puzzles, play games made from household items, and work on knitting, crocheting or small quilting projects in the art gallery and drawing room.
Phone:651-297-2555
Time:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays
Fee:$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17, free for MNHS members. $1 discount with a Winter Carnival button.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-297-2555

Monday, Feb. 2

Hill House Chamber Concerts: Last Words
James J. Hill House240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Join guest soprano Karin Wolverton and violinist Helen Chang Haertzen for a concert featuring Haydn: Andante and Menuet, Opus 103; Van: Transitions; Strauss: Four Last Songs; and Beethoven: Cavatina and Finale, Opus 130. Complimentary coffee and mineral water are served at concerts, and house tours are available following each program. This program is co-sponsored by the Schubert Club.
Phone:651-297-2555
Time:7:30 p.m.
Fee:$22 adults, $12 college students, $18 MNHS/Schubert Club members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-297-2555
AlsoFeb. 9

Tuesday, Feb. 3

History of Hip: Secret Love: St. Paul's Gay Bars, Past and Present
Bedlam Theatre213 4th St E, St Paul
Historian Stewart Van Cleve will present about historic St. Paul bars like Kirmser’s and Rice Park, and share tales including Oscar Wilde’s meeting with Archbishop John Ireland. Beloved Twin Cities singer and pianist Lori Dokken will share memories and lore from her years as a lounge performer in venues including the Town House Bar and the Gay 90s. Ticket price includes one drink ticket and light refreshments. This is a 21 plus event.
Phone:651-259-3015
Time:7:30 to 9 p.m.
Fee:$15/$12 MNHS and Bedlam members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Moonlight Skiing and Snowshoeing
Forest History Center2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids
Explore the Forest History Center's four miles of trails by the light of the moon. Visitors can choose skis or snowshoes to explore the trails which will be lit by lanterns. Afterwards, warm up in the visitor center and enjoy treats, hot drinks and live music.
Phone:218-327-4482
Time:6 to 9 p.m.
Fee:$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Time Capsule for Families: Civil War, 1861
Alexander Ramsey House265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul
Discover why 1861 was an important year for the United States and for the Ramsey family in this one hour children’s program. Use a timeline map to explore the Ramsey House and collect time capsule tokens along the way. Learn about the Civil War and the new inventions of the era, help make hardtack in the kitchen and sample gingerbread cake. Children can create their own time capsule to take home.
Phone:651-296-8760
Time:Noon, 12:30 and 1 p.m.
Fee:$10 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students; $7 for children age 6-17; free for children 5 and under and MNHS members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum704 South Second Street, Minneapolis
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. Explore the building’s many nooks and crannies, as a guide discusses the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time. This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its non-public spaces. The tour includes admission to the museum gallery, Baking Lab, Water Lab and Flour Tower.
Phone:612-341-7555
Time:1 p.m.
Fee:$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MNHS members. Tour includes museum admission.
Reservations:required; call 612-341-7555 or register online
AlsoFeb. 21

Kids' Crafts: Story Book Time and Dream Catchers
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia
Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 p.m., then from 1 to 3 p.m. children can learn how to weave a dream catcher to take home. The dream catcher is a woven web believed to protect the dream world of the person who sleeps beneath it. The cost for the dream catcher kit is $5 and includes materials and instructions. Please allow an hour to make the craft. This project is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Cost for the kit does not include admission to museum.
Phone:320-532-3632
Time:Noon to 3 p.m.
Fee:$5 per kit (does not include museum admission).

Sunday, Feb. 8

The Secrets of Slave Songs
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Join the Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project for a performance that examines slavery, its abolition and consequences in the United States. Through expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro spirituals and other songs borne from the American slavery experience, this performance will help illuminate this complicated journey in our nation’s history.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:2 p.m.
Fee:$20 adults, $15 children ages 6-17; $5 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015

Tuesday, Feb. 10

History Film Series: Dakota 38
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls
Jim Miller and a group of riders retrace the 330 mile route from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. This is a story of their journey, the blizzards they endured, the Native and Non-Native communities that housed and fed them along the way and the dark history they are healing from. Film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.
Phone:320-616-5421
Time:7 p.m.
Fee:Free

Wednesday, Feb. 11

We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Join Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post Site Manager Travis Zimmerman as he discusses the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring the stories, values and traditions that traveled with them and remain today. This program is hosted by the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society and will be presented in the Minnesota History Center's 3M Auditorium.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:1 p.m.
Fee:Free
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Thursday, Feb. 12

World War II History Roundtable: Italian Struggle: Not the Soft Underbelly
Historic Fort Snelling200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul
Tim Brady, author of "A Death in San Pietro," and combat veterans of the Italian Campaign will discuss the brutal fighting of the US operations moving from Salerno toward Rome. The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Roundtable brings together authors, historians and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. The series is presented the second Thursday of each month from September through May (some exceptions may occur).
Phone:612-726-1171
Time:7 p.m.
Fee:$5, free for students.

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit Preview
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
"Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison" showcases the work of one of Minnesota’s most important modern artists. Organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest, with the Plains Art Museum, the exhibit is coming home to the Twin Cities following a national tour. Get an exclusive preview of more than 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures which Morrison created during the long and storied career that took him to New York and Europe, but inevitably drew him back to the “big water” of his childhood home in northern Minnesota. Complimentary dessert and coffee will be available. Copies of the exhibit book signed by curator W. Jackson Rushing III will be available for purchase in the History Center store.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:7 to 9 p.m.
Fee:$15/$12 MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Friday, Feb. 13

Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love
Alexander Ramsey House265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul
Throughout the Victorian era, a suitor would use love letters, floral bouquets and small gifts to indicate his intention of marriage. In this one hour Valentine's themed program, discover what secret messages could be conveyed by these gifts. Enjoy freshly baked Valentine's Day treats, listen to excerpts from Ramsey family love letters and play Victorian courtship games in the parlor.
Phone:651-296-8760
Time:7 and 8:30 p.m.
Fee:$10 adults, $9 seniors and college students; $2 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Saturday, Feb. 14

History Chef!: Valentine's Day Cookies for Kids
Alexander Ramsey House265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul
In this two hour program, children ages 8-12 will use one of Mrs. Ramsey's sugar cookie recipes to mix, bake and decorate Valentine's Day cookies. Chefs will measure ingredients, mix dough and roll out sugar cookies in the restored 1870s kitchen. While the cookies bake in the wood-burning stove, the kids will take a tour of the mansion and discover how the Ramsey grandchildren celebrated Valentine's Day. After the tour, sample the freshly baked treats and take home treats to share.
Phone:651-296-8760
Time:10 a.m. to Noon
Fee:$13/$11 for MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-296-8760

Vintage Ski Rendezvous
Forest History Center2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids
Bring your vintage skis and explore the Forest History Center’s groomed trails. Non-skiers are also invited to bring vintage skis and celebrate the days of winter yore with a competition for the best costume and vintage equipment ensemble. Watch ski movies, listen to live music and enjoy a chili feed.
Phone:218-327-4482
Time:11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee:$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Victorian Poetry Slam
James J. Hill House240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with classic poems of the 19th century performed in the elegant drawing room of the Hill House. Actors Craig Johnson, Laura Salveson and Ann Daly, wearing 1890s eveningwear, will perform humorous and stirring poems including works by Dickinson, Poe, Longfellow, Browning and others. The poems deal with love, romance, temperance, sports, war and even James J. Hill. Audience members are invited to bring a short Victorian-inspired poem to read aloud. The one-hour program will be followed by light refreshments and tours of the Hill House.
Phone:651-297-2555
Time:7 p.m.
Fee:$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6 to 17; $2 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015 orregister online

Baking Memories: Mill City Bake-Off Challenge
Mill City Museum704 South Second Street, Minneapolis
In true "test kitchen" style, Mill City Museum staff will create an original recipe on-the-spot. Guests will choose the ingredients from the Pillsbury Bake-Off official list of qualifying ingredients. Then an adventurous staff member will try to create a "winning recipe." Visitors can see and taste the new recipe to judge if it has the qualities needed to be a winner. Learn about the 45-year history of the Pillsbury Bake-Off and sample a Bake-Off winning recipe.
Phone:612-341-7555
Time:2 p.m.
Fee:Programs included with museum admission of $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MNHS members.

Topics on Family History: African-American Research
Minnesota Historical Society Library345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
African-American research can be fun, rewarding and challenging. Learn how to trace African-American ancestors back to 1870, and map out strategies for extending research into the earlier Reconstruction and slavery periods. This class is taught by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., a professional researcher who focuses on American and English research and methodology. Mackin also writes the beginning genealogy column for Minnesota Genealogist.
Phone:651-259-3300
Time:10 to 12:30 p.m.
Fee:$32/$28 MNHS and MGS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

History Forum: The Age of Edison
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Many believe that Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb, more than any other invention, marked the arrival of modernity. To admirers, this "little globe of sunshine" was an enemy of urban crime, an engine of economic productivity and a symbol of widespread prosperity. To critics, the light bulb seemed a dangerous creation with the power to end centuries of human habit. Join Ernest Freeberg, from the University of Tennessee, as he shows how the humble light bulb signaled the emergence of the United States as "a nation of inventors" and a global force for change. This program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Additional support is provided by the Maurice Stans Fund and the Lindbergh Foundation.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fee:$15/$11 MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Sample Saturdays
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Today’s brewers and distillers draw on fresh ingredients and rich traditions to make tasty beers and beverages for the modern Minnesotan palate. Take a break in Café Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally made soda and chat with an artisan. While supplies last.
Jan. 10: Indeed Brewing Company
Feb. 14: Far North Spirits
March 14: Dashfire Bitters
April 11: Summit Brewing Company
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:1 to 4 p.m.
Fee:$5

A Homecoming in Honor of George Morrison
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Join a panel of scholars for an exploration of the life and work of Minnesota artist George Morrison. With exhibit curators W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm and artists Jeffrey Chapman and Andrea Carlson. This program is held in conjunction with the opening of the new History Center exhibit "Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison."
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:1 to 2:30 p.m.
Fee:Free

Capitol Re-Construction Tour
Minnesota State Capitol75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul
The Minnesota State Capitol building, completed in 1905, is undergoing important repair and restoration work and needed improvements. 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.
Phone:651-296-2881
Time:11 a.m.
Fee:$9 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-296-2881 orregister online

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Teddy Bear Story Time
James J. Hill House240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Young visitors are invited to bring their teddy bears to the Hill House in celebration of Presidents’ Day and the beloved toy named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. A tour of the house will be combined with favorite teddy bear stories. The Hill’s knew President Roosevelt and visited him at the White House. This one-hour tour is designed for pre-school through first grade children accompanied by an adult.
Phone:651-297-2555
Time:10:30 a.m.
Fee:$6/$2 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015 or register online

History Lounge: George Morrison, A Life in Art
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Artist George Morrison lived an epic life, one that took him from northern Minnesota to New York City, and eventually back to the "big water" of his Minnesota homeland in search of his Ojibwe heritage. In 1994, when Morrison was ready to talk about his life and his art, he chose author Margot Galt to help him write it down. Join Galt as she relates stories of her collaboration with Morrison and what it revealed about one of Minnesota’s most important and beloved artists. Margot Galt is the author of numerous works includingTurning the Feather Around: My Life in Art, the collaborative biography she wrote with Morrison before his death. She teaches at Hamline University.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:7 p.m.
Fee:Free

Thursday, Feb. 19

North Coast Nosh Curated by "Sioux Chef" Sean Sherman
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Celebrate the traditions and flavors of Minnesota's indigenous people with “The Sioux Chef” Sean Sherman. Sherman will curate a program that includes tasting and conversation with indigenous food and drink purveyors, in the setting that the Heavy Table’s popular "North Coast Nosh" series is known for. Visitors can also visit the "Modern Spirit" exhibit which features work by famed Ojibwe artist George Morrison. This program is presented in partnership with the Heavy Table.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:7 to 10 p.m.
Fee:$20/$15 MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Saturday, Feb. 21

Stomping on Winter Family Day
Forest History Center2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids
Enjoy winter at the Forest History Center with indoor and outdoor games, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, tours of the logging camp, and a presentation about hibernating animals from the Headwaters Science Center.
Phone:218-327-4482
Time:11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee:$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Ojibwe Moccasin Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia
Learn techniques of working with leather at this two-day workshop. Participants will make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home. Registration is required 3 days prior to workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. A minimum of 5 participants required to host workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Phone:320-532-3632
Time:Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Fee:$60/$55 for MNHS members; Additional supply fee of $15.
Reservations:required; call 320-532-3632
AlsoFeb. 22

Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball
North West Company Fur Post12551 Voyageur Lane, Pine City
Enjoy an evening of early 19th-century entertainment with a lively country dance. Country dancing was a favorite diversion for the genteel classes in the early 1800s. Dance steps will be taught and called at the ball. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Period or semi-formal attire is requested.
Phone:320-629-6356
Time:6:30 to 9 p.m.
Fee:$35/$32 for MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Sunday, Feb. 22

Baking Memories: Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Mill City Museum704 South Second Street, Minneapolis
See how history is revealed in food as Mill City Museum staff lead a demonstration in the Baking Lab. Learn about the history of the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off second-place winning recipe, the Tunnel of Fudge Cake. Explore its connection to local company Nordic Ware, makers of the Bundt Pan, and the fascination bakers today hold for this popular recipe. Visitors can learn about baking history, sample the cake, get baking tips and take home a copy of the recipe.
Phone:612-341-7555
Time:2 p.m.
Fee:Programs included with museum admission of $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MNHS members.

Thursday, Feb. 26

History Happy Hour: Corsets
Alexander Ramsey House265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about the most infamous undergarment in American history—the corset. Join Kelsey Hokenson of the Ramsey House for a discussion about the history of corsets, how they were made and used, and what they meant for women's fashion and women's lives in the 19th century. This program is for people 21 years and older. Admission includes 2 drinks, snacks, presentation and time to mingle in the mansion.
Phone:651-296-8760
Time:5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Fee:$25/$20 for MNHS members.
Reservations:required; call 651-259-3015 or register online

Saturday, Feb. 28

Every Time I Feel the Spirit...A Celebration of African American History
Minnesota History Center345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
Those who fought to end slavery 150 years ago with the passing of the 13th amendment set the nation on the path to equality and civil rights for everyone. T. Mychael Rambo and friends encourage audiences of all ages and backgrounds to “feel the spirit.” Using music, poetry and “Black Pearls” of wisdom, they invite the audience to celebrate and learn about the brave contributions of African Americans and why February came to be known as Black History Month.
Phone:651-259-3000
Time:2 p.m.
Fee:$20 adults, $15 children ages 6-17; $5 discount for MNHS members.
Reservations:recommended; call 651-259-3015


Ongoing Exhibits

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul

Opening
Feb. 14, 2014

Modern Spirit: The Art of George MorrisonThe first comprehensive retrospective of a key Native American modernist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture that bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection in the mind and eye of this important 20th-century artist. Half of the 80 works in the exhibition issue from the largest and most important collection of Morrison’s artwork in the country, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul. The other 40 stem from important public and private collections from across the country including four pieces from the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. The exhibition is curated by W. Jackson Rushing III, Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art at the University of Oklahoma. Rushing’s teaching and scholarship explore the interstitial zone between (Native) American studies, anthropology, and art history.

Ongoing

Then Now Wow Designed primarily for children, visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring Minnesota’s distinctive places from the prairies and forests to the cities. Along the way they'll meet the people who have made their homes here. Step inside a prairie sod house; board a Twin Cities streetcar; don a headlamp to venture underground in an Iron Range mine; hitch a ride on a boxcar; sit in a modern tipi; and encounter artifacts and images unique to Minnesota’s diverse people and historic events. “Then Now Wow” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. For more information visit www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/thennowwow.

Ongoing

Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom
Explore interactive displays and innovative multimedia experiences that reveal the lives and stories of the men and women who came of age during the Depression and World War II and went on to create the postwar “boom.” The exhibition relies substantially on first-person narratives drawn from oral history interviews, published memoirs, reminiscences and letters. For more information visit www.mngreatestgeneration.org.

Ongoing

Open House: If These Walls Could Talk This interactive exhibit uses a single, existing house in the Railroad Island neighborhood on St. Paul’s East Side as a window into the daily lives of people of the past. Stories of families, from the German immigrants who built the home through the Italians, African Americans and Hmong who succeeded them, are told through rooms representing different eras of the house. For more information visit www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/openhouse.

Ongoing

Weather Permitting Minnesotans learn to cope with extreme temperatures, watch for signs of storms and generally enjoy the outdoors, whether boating on a summer’s day, skiing down a hill or snowmobiling across snowdrifts. Visit the multi-media tornado exhibit, “Get to the Basement,” named the best museum exhibit in the Twin Cities by City Pages. For more information visit www.mnhs.org/weather.

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Through March. 22, 2015

Minnesota Modern: Four Artists of the Twentieth Century

As Minnesota approached the mid-century mark after World War II, the Twin Cities enjoyed a thriving community of talented and successful visual artists. Among them, four individuals stood out: Dewey Albinson (1898-1971), Cameron Booth (1892-1980), Clement Haupers (1900-1982) and Elof Wedin (1901-1983). These artists dominated the art scene in Minnesota for decades. Through their lengthy careers and enormous output, each artist contributed a great deal to bring modernism to the state. The artists are represented with paintings and prints drawn from the Minnesota Historical Society’s permanent collection. Minnesota Modern is presented in conjunction with the release of a publication of the same name by Afton Press.

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.

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.