November 2015 Events, Programs and Exhibits

For immediate release

Release dated: 
September 9, 2015
Media contacts: 

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

November 2015 Events, Programs and Exhibits

 

Monday, November 2, 2015
 

Club Book with Alexs Pate and Tish Jones
Roseville Public Library
2180 North Hamline Ave Roseville, MN 55113
Authors Alexs Pate and Tish Jones come together for an evening of conversation about their writing and the African American experience in Minnesota. Pate is a professor of writing, playwright and award-winning novelist. His notable work includes his debut, Losing Absalom, which won a Minnesota Book Award in 1994, and Amistad, a novelization of the screenplay for the 1997 Steven Spielberg historical drama of the same name. Tish Jones is a poet, activist, and the executive director of TruArtSpeak, a Twin Cities nonprofit dedicated to arts education through the Hip Hop and Spoken Word culture. Pate is senior editor of, and Jones one of 43 contributors to, Blues Vision, a landmark anthology showcasing the unique vision and reality of Minnesota’s diverse African American community.
Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region. A program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency and coordinated by Library Strategies, Club Book is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Mon., Nov 2, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
 

Tour for People with Memory Loss
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-297-2555
hillhouse@mnhs.org
Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House and is followed by an optional social time with pastries and coffee. Tours are offered the first Tuesday of every month. Tours are made possible through funding by the Bader Foundation.
Tue., Nov 3, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free. Reservations required, get tickets online or call 651-259-3015
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
 

Author Talk with B.J. Carpenter on Foods of the Iron Range
Heritage Library
20085 Heritage Drive 
Lakeville, MN 55044 
Potica. Kolache. Sarma. Braciole. Fattigman. Lefse. Minnesota’s Iron Range has a culinary language all its own. Meet B.J. Carpenter, author of Come, You Taste: Family Recipes from the Iron Range, and travel through the seasons, around the state and back to your table with menus, recipes and pointers for preparing local foods. Tom Forti from Sunrise Creative Gourmet will share samples of Sunrise products. Author will sign and sell her book.
Thu., Nov 5, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Documentary Film Series: University Avenue: One Street, a Thousand Dreams
Traverse des Sioux
1851 North Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
507-934-2160
traversedessioux@mnhs.org
A documentary exploring the history of University Avenue. Lou Bellamy's opening narration sets the stage for this journey down one of the fascinating and influential streets in the Upper Midwest: "University Avenue means different things to different people. It's always been eclectic, unruly, noisy, gritty. And the street has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the decades. But its purpose has always been the same: to provide a vital link between Minneapolis and Saint Paul for people and commerce." 
Thu., Nov 5, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Saturday, November 7, 2015
 

Book Signing with Aimée Bissonette at Scout and Morgan
Scout and Morgan Books
114 Buchanan Street North
Cambridge, MN 55008
Aimée Bissonette shares her new book, North Woods Girl. "Over the course of this lovely book, a young girl pays seasonal visits to her grandma, a feisty, sweet and unconventional North Woods dweller. Thanks to Aimée Bissonette’s engaging narrative and Claudia McGehee’s dense, gorgeous scratchboard renderings of the natural world, we’re immersed in their wanderings and explorations in a way completely captivating. Another fine effort from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, where they’ve mastered the art of putting authors and illustrators together with great success.” -Star Tribune 
Sat., Nov 7, 2015, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Kids Crafts: Story Book Time and God's Eye Activity
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-3632
millelacs@mnhs.org
Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 pm, then from 1 to 3 pm weave a God's Eye to take home. The decorative designs are used on ceremonial shields of American Indian tribes of the southwestern United States. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Sat., Nov 7, 2015, Noon - 3:00 pm
$4 per kit, does not include museum admission

Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A guide will take visitors into the building's many nooks and crannies, highlighting 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.
Sat., Nov 7, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 6-17 and MNHS members, includes museum admission. Get tickets online or call 651-259-3015
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Also November 21

Sunday, November 8, 2015
 

Reading and Signing for North Woods Girl
Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Aimée Bissonette shares her new book, North Woods Girl. "Over the course of this lovely book, a young girl pays seasonal visits to her grandma, a feisty, sweet and unconventional North Woods dweller. Thanks to Aimée Bissonette’s engaging narrative and Claudia McGehee’s dense, gorgeous scratchboard renderings of the natural world, we’re immersed in their wanderings and explorations in a way completely captivating. Another fine effort from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, where they’ve mastered the art of putting authors and illustrators together with great success.” -Star Tribune
Sun., Nov 8, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
 

Seniors in Mind: Suburbia and the American Dream
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000
Contact
Suburbia held the promise of "the good life" after a prolonged period of economic depression in the 1930s and wartime sacrifice in the 1940s. This program tours suburban cultural history through period film, television, music, advertising and visual arts, looking at how homes in the suburbs came to represent the American Dream for generations.
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
$2, does not include $10 senior admission to the History Center. Get tickets online or call 651-259-3015
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Edmund Fitzgerald Commemorative Beacon Lighting
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-226-6372
splitrock@mnhs.org
This popular annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on November 10, 1975. It is also a time to reflect on the memory of all lives lost in Great Lakes shipwrecks. The lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open. Costumed guides will greet visitors and provide historic site and shipwreck information. Throughout the day, visitors can watch two films, the 30-minute film The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations, and an hour-long film about Great Lakes shipwrecks. At 4:30 pm, the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship's bell and the playing of the Naval Hymn. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit, and the tower will be opened again to tour. This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb the tower after dark and see the lit beacon. 
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, Noon - 6:00 pm
$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under and MNHS members

St. Paul Welcome Hat Event
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000
Contact
New to Minnesota or know someone who is? Welcome Hat is a monthly celebration that jumpstarts newcomer and returnee inclusion to the local Saint Paul community through the anointment of a warm faux-fur lined hat and a showcasing of the city’s resources.  Presented in partnership with Jun-Li Wang, Curious Incident, Pollen, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Hamline Midway Coalition with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Learn more at stphello.com and #stphello. 
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free; registration recommended
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History Film Series: Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of Possible
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
1620 Lindbergh Drive S.
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-616-5421
lindbergh@mnhs.org
For the last half of the 20th century, America was consumed by two struggles: the civil rights movement and the Cold War. For 30 years, Hubert Humphrey stood at the center of both. While he never reached his dream of being president, Humphrey left behind a legacy few presidents can match. As a soldier of the New Deal and the Great Society, he amassed one of the most prolific legislative records in Senate history, sponsoring hundreds of bills, from Medicare to the Peace Corps to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and achievements in the areas of civil and human rights. The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

War, Disability and the American Veteran
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000
Contact
The Great War, which ended 97 years ago, was a turning point in the history of the treatment of veterans and of veterans’ policy in the United States. In this talk, revisit the aftermath of World War I, the story of its veterans and the origins of Veterans Day, and discover how the history influenced the experiences of veterans involved in more recent wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The presentation is by John M. Kinder, an associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University and author of Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. The talk will be followed by a public dialogue with contemporary veterans moderated by Doug Bekke, director of the Minnesota Military Museum.
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Blues Vision Reading Series
Plymouth Library
15700 36th Ave. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446
A rich literary tradition is brought to light in Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, a groundbreaking collection of incisive prose and powerful poetry. Join a conversation with female artists Carolyn Holbrook, Mary Moore Easter and Kyra Crawford-Calvert who will share their unique vision and reality of Minnesota's African American community. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tue., Nov 10, 2015, 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
 

Jeffers Petroglyphs: Exploring the Stories Behind the Carvings
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000
Contact
Tom Sanders, site manager of Jeffers Petroglyphs, will discuss the preservation and interpretation of this important site, which has a history spanning thousands of years. From the rediscovery of thousands of carvings over the past few years to the decade-long work with elders to explore their meaning, the Petroglyphs are gaining new prominence in the history of this region. Come hear the story of how this work is unfolding at the Minnesota History Center's 3M Auditorium. This program is made possible by the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society. 
Wed., Nov 11, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free, registration required
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
 

Homeschool Day
North West Company Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane
Pine City, MN 55063
320-629-6356
nwcfurpost@mnhs.org
In the Portage into the Past program, homeschool students can step back in time and learn about the interaction between British traders and the Ojibwe in east central Minnesota, giving them a glimpse into a time period spanning almost 200 years before statehood. Through an interactive game, they will gain knowledge of hunting and gathering as a successful way of life and discover the importance of the fur trade by fashioning a voyageur pouch. The program begins at 10 am and 12:30 pm, and reservations are required.
Thu., Nov 12, 2015, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$6. Reservations required. Get tickets online or call 651-259-3015.
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Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s Exhibit Opening and Reception
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
In the 1970s, Dayton's was in its prime, the new Nicollet Mall was full of people, the Foshay Tower was still king and the IDS Center was beginning its rise. The skyway system was not yet born so bustling sidewalks teamed with shoppers and businessmen. Mike Evangelist, a 17-year-old from the suburbs, turned his lens to the scenes around him, capturing a vibrant and rapidly changing city. Forty years later, he unearthed this trove of images.
Explore this exhibit of framed photographs and a slideshow, including some unpublished images, with an opening reception. A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available. The exhibit is a companion to the book of the same name from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, with photographs by Mike Evangelist and text by Andy Sturdevant. The exhibit will be on display through April 12, 2016.
Free

World War II Roundtable: Besides Nuremberg: Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
612-726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Michael Bazyler, author of Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust, will lecture on the other, often overlooked, trials that prosecuted the perpetrators of genocide during World War II. 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. Find more information online.
Thu., Nov 12, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5/students free

Friday, November 13, 2015
 

Kansas City: Over the Top Getaway
Kansas City, Missouri
Join us on a first-rate road trip to this historic Midwest destination. Kansas City is home to the National World War I Museum and Memorial as well as the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which includes a major new exhibit of Thomas Hart Benton’s work. You’ll enjoy guided tours of these venues as well as other key points of interest like the remarkable Arabia Steamboat Museum. There will also be free time for shopping and, of course, the best Kansas City cuisine (e.g. legendary barbecue) and music to be found. Along the way, you can customize your KC experience with opportunities to visit to the Harry S Truman Presidential Library, the National Negro League Baseball Museum and free time in the shopping district.
Round trip transportation, via motor coach, from St Paul, accommodations at the Westin Crown Center, museum admission and most meals provided. Space is limited to 50.
Fri., Nov 13, 2015, 8:00 am - Sun., Nov 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
$690/$650 MNHS members (single supplement add $150)
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Saturday, November 14, 2015
 

Topics on Family History: Records for Research: Online Databases
Gale Family Library
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3300
Contact
The availability of family history information on the Internet continues to grow quickly. Learn techniques for finding online databases and creative ways to use search tools to find results. Instructor Mary Wickersham is a longtime member of MGS, MNHS and IGSI, past director of MGS and IGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has extensive experience as an author, professional genealogist and lecturer and has her own research business, Midwest Ancestor Research. 
Sat., Nov 14, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$32/$28 MNHS and MGS members
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Lumberjack Cooking for Kids
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-4482
foresthistory@mnhs.org
Kids can experience the challenge of cooking at a logging camp in the 1900s. They'll learn how to prepare foods like "cold shuts" (donuts), "sweat pads" (pancakes) and pies using recipes and ingredients that would have been used in a historic cook shack.
Sat., Nov 14, 2015, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under and MNHS members

Beading 101 Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-3632
millelacs@mnhs.org
Learn basic beading styles and techniques by creating a project to take home in this two-day workshop. Necklaces, bracelets, pen coverings and lighter cases are examples of items that can be created. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs noon to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 2pm on Sunday. 
Ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop. Registration is required three days prior to workshop.
Sat., Nov 14, 2015, Noon - Sun., Nov 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
$60/$55 MNHS members, plus $15 supply fee. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632

Come, You Taste: Iron Range Cookbook Author Event
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
Join MNHS Press author B.J. Carpenter for a series of cooking demonstrations based on her new book Come, You Taste: Family Recipes from the Iron Range. Potica or kolache, sarma or braciole, lutefisk or baccala, fattigman or lefse—Minnesota’s Iron Range has a culinary language all its own. The pursuit of rich iron ore in the early 20th century drew workers who hailed from Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Italy and many other places, and as the men went to work in the mines, their families adjusted together to this new land.
Cooking demonstrations will be at 12:30 pm and 2 pm in the Baking Lab. After each demonstration, copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing.
Sat., Nov 14, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free for ages 4 and under and MNHS members
 

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
The story of the Minneapolis riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau. Mr. Rousseau will spin three tales that weave the history of Saint Anthony Falls with the expectations of the present in three different historic spaces within Mill City Museum. Between stories, participants will walk to the next location while learning about the Washburn A Mill, the home of Mill City Museum. 
Richard Rousseau has worked as an actor, director, playwright and storyteller for the last 45 years. He has extensive experience utilizing his storytelling techniques as a reenactor for the Minnesota Historical Society, and he is a member of the Science Live Acting Company at the Science Museum of Minnesota. He is nationally recognized for his educational scripts performed by museums across the country, and he is one of the founders of Northstar Storytelling League. 
Sun., Nov 15, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$10-14/$4 MNHS member discount
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015


History Lounge: Hmong Women's Journey
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000
Contact
In the aftermath of the Secret War in Laos, Hmong women have gained new prominence in politics and society across the globe. Professor Mai Na Lee of the University of Minnesota will speak on how these women carved out niches for themselves within traditional Hmong society and created new pathways to independence and autonomy in the U.S. and Minnesota.
Tue., Nov 17, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

History Forum: The Transcontinental Railroad
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul , MN 55102
651-259-3000
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Historian Richard White will speak on how the transcontinental railroads of the late 19th century were the first corporate behemoths. He will discuss how railroad companies' attempts to generate profits from debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy, and how their dependence on public largesse drew them into the corridors of power, creating new forms of corruption. Railroad operations rearranged space and time and remade the landscape of the West. As wheel and rail, car and coal, the railroad opened new worlds of work and ways of life, and gave birth to the modern economy Americans live within today. Lectures occur at 10 am and 2 pm. Richard White is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated historian and author of the award-winning Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.
Sat., Nov 21, 2015, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Individual Lectures: $15/$11 MNHS members. Series Tickets: $82/$60 MNHS members
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Friday, November 27, 2015
 

A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-296-8760
ramseyhouse@mnhs.org
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During guided tours visitors can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular holiday music of the era played on the family's Steinway piano, and view original family ornaments and Christmas gifts. Discover how the Ramsey family and their friends, neighbors and servants prepared for and celebrated the Christmas season. Shop in the Carriage House gift store for replica Victorian ornaments and holiday items.
Fri., Nov 27, 2015, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS members. Get tickets online or call 651-259-3015
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Also November 28, 29

Black Friday Storewide Sale
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-3632
millelacs@mnhs.org
Mix things up this holiday shopping season with a visit to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post. On Black Friday, everything in the Trading Post will be marked down 25 percent. The post has a wide range of authentic, handmade American Indian arts and crafts products, as well as a large collection of books, arts and crafts supplies and unique one-of-a-kind items.
Fri., Nov 27, 2015, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
 

Ongoing Exhibits

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

Through March 20, 2016

Suburbia
From the rapid growth of the 1950s to today, the suburbs are a complex and diverse part of the American cultural landscape. More than half of all Americans live in suburbs. And while residents are creating walkable neighborhoods, addressing urban sprawl and supporting environmental stewardship, the area is still largely segregated, aging and not connected to the greater metropolis. Suburbia explores Twin Cities suburbs through themes, including conformity and exclusion, consumerism and the evolution of gender roles and domestic arrangements. Find out more.

Through Jan. 3, 2016

We Are Hmong Minnesota
November 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia. Today, the Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the largest urban Hmong population in the United States. Developed in partnership with the Hmong community, the new exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota," will commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the significant political, social and economic contributions the Hmong have made to Minnesota and the nation. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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 multimedia tornado exhibit, “Get to the Basement,” named the best museum exhibit in the Twin Cities by City Pages. Find out more.

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

Through Jan. 3, 2016

 

Paj Ntaub: Hmong Textiles from the Permanent Collection
View 60 highly colorful and intensely intricate pieces of Hmong textile art created by Hmong women who settled in St. Paul. The exhibit showcases appliqué, reverse appliqué, embroidery and cross stitch in traditional art forms, called Paj Ntaub or flower cloth, as well as commercial tourism items including pillowcases, tablecloths, coin purses and clothing. The exhibit draws on the collection of Corrine Pearson who operated the Hmong Handwork consignment store in St. Paul from 1981 to 1999. Labels are in both Hmong and English. Find out more.

Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis

Opens Nov. 12, 2015

Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s
In the 1970s, Dayton's was in its prime, the new Nicollet Mall was full of people, the Foshay Tower was still king and the IDS Center was beginning its rise. The skyway system was not yet born so bustling sidewalks teamed with shoppers and businessmen. Mike Evangelist, a 17-year-old from the suburbs, turned his lens to the scenes around him, capturing a vibrant and rapidly changing city. Forty years later, he unearthed this trove of images.