MEDIA ALERT: MNHS Offers New Daily Family Show and More at the Minnesota State Fair

For immediate release

Release dated: 
August 24, 2015
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org or Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

MEDIA ALERT: MNHS Offers New Daily Family Show and More at the Minnesota State Fair

New this year, History-On-A-Schtick! is a “vaudevillian” romp through Minnesota history, featuring everything from Paul Bunyan and Snoopy to the 10,000 Lakes Polka! Plus, visitors can test their knowledge of Minnesota and win prizes. Offered daily at 9:30 a.m. at the Schilling Amphitheater in the West End Market.

Other new offerings include:

  • Three new stops on the Minnesota State Fair mobile walking tour, including stories behind the Skyride, the Dairy Building and Ye Olde Mill, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
  • Two new sections in the History & Heritage Center exhibit, including a display case about Ye Olde Mill's 100th anniversary and a look back at fireworks at the Fair.
  • A new home for MNHS in the Education Building. Find out about upcoming exhibits, programs and events, grab some MNHS swag and learn about the new vision for Historic Fort Snelling.

Plus, cheer on the History Hound in the State Fair parade every day! Events are free with regular Minnesota State Fair admission.