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2015 Summer Travel Season Gets Underway
Explore Minnesota’s nearly 600 museums, get free admission at the History Center and check out the new MNHS magazine.
This May marks the fourth annual Minnesota Museums Month, a celebration of Minnesota’s nearly 600 museums throughout the state. The Minnesota Museums Month website helps visitors explore Minnesota’s museums statewide. Use the new MNHS magazine to see what’s going on at MNHS’ 26 historic sites and museums. View an electronic copy here .
In celebration of Minnesota Museums Month, the Minnesota History Center is offering free admission for all on Sunday May 10, from noon to 5 p.m. Visit hands-on exhibits including “Then Now Wow,” “Grainland,” “Open House,” “Weather Permitting,” “Minnesota's Greatest Generation,” “We Are Hmong Minnesota” and the new traveling exhibit, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.” Guests can also shop in the gift store and have lunch in the History Center Café.
The summer season is a great time to explore MNHS historic sites and museums, including history outings, family programs and adult “social” offerings. Upcoming programs include:
- Memorial Day Powwow at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post;
- Summit Avenue Walking Tours at the James J. Hill House;
- History Happy Hour at the Alexander Ramsey House;
- 1899 Independence Day Celebration at Historic Forestville;
- Civil War Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling;
- Real Horse Power at the Forest History Center;
- plus much, much more.
Admission and hours may vary. Please check www.mnhs.org for more information.
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.