November 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits

For immediate release

Release dated: 
September 14, 2016
Media contacts: 

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

November 2016 Events, Programs and Exhibits


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tour for People with Memory Loss
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
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 and are made possible through funding by the Bader Foundation.
Tue., Nov 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free, registration required
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Minnesota History and Dinner in 4 Bites
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Historian Annette Atkins invites you to dinner and a conversation. Join Atkins, author of "Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out" and professor emerita of history, on four Tuesdays for dinner and a dive into Minnesota history. Sign up for one dinner or all four. For week four, diners will be joined by former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for a compelling conversation on elections. On the eve of the 2016 elections, Ritchie will look back at some of the state's most storied campaigns and outcomes.
Tue., Nov 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$95/session or $350/4-class package; MNHS members: $80/session or $300/4-class package

Rune Stones American Style
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Runic inscriptions on stone monuments and other objects are often thought to only exist in Europe, but they also exist in the United States. This presentation from Henrik Williams will explore American rune stones, including the latest translation of the inscription on Minnesota’s Kensington Runestone. Henrik Williams is an authority of Old Norse languages and a professor of Scandinavian languages at Sweden’s Uppsala University. 
This program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Minnesota Historical Society, Uppsala University, American Friends of Uppsala University, American Association for Runic Studies and the Minnesota Vikings.
Tue., Nov 1, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Grants Office Open House
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The Heritage Preservation Grants Office hosts an open house at the Minnesota History Center on the first Thursday of each month. Non-profits, tribes, educational institutions and local/state governments interested in apply for any grant programs are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to meet grants office staff to discuss how to apply for a grant, project ideas and grant requirements. Individuals are ineligible to apply for grant programs.
Thu., Nov 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Friday, November 4, 2016

"Tartuffe" by Moliere
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Tartuffe is a hypocrite. Plain and simple. Orgon, the owner of a large estate, fails to see the true nature of his newly welcomed friend. Orgon seeks to be closer to his creator, which Tartuffe helps him with, but Tartuffe has his eyes set on something else: Elmire, Orgon's wife. Written in the 17th century by Moliere, this play parallels some of our loudest voices today and examines what it means to live a moderate life. Audience members will journey back in time as they follow the performers on two floors of the historic James J. Hill House. This program is co-sponsored by the Wayward Theatre Company.
Fri., Nov 4, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15-30 sliding scale/$10 MNHS members
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Also Nov. 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kid Crafts: Storybook Time and Corn Husk Doll
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 pm, then from 1 to 3 pm children can learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Cornhusk dolls were traditionally made during the fall out of the outer covering of an ear of corn. Please allow an hour to make the craft. This project is recommended for children age 8 and up.
Sat., Nov 5, 2016, Noon - 3:00 pm
$6 per kit, does not include museum admission

Birch Bark Basket Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn how to work with birch bark in this one-day workshop. Participants will make a large basket to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of five participants required to host workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop.
Sat., Nov 5, 2016, Noon - 4:00 pm
$25/$20 MNHS members, plus $15 supply fee. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632

Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
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 nonpublic spaces.
Sat., Nov 5, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$16 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17, $4 discount MNHS members, includes museum admission
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Also Nov. 19 and 27

Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Up and Down: The H.H.H. Metrodome Portfolio" Exhibit Closing
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Explore an exhibit of photographs by Mark E. Jensen depicting the rise and demise of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. From 1980-1982, Jensen photographed the construction of the Metrodome using a large format field camera patented in 1898. In 2014, he was awarded an Artists Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to photograph the stadium's demolition. The resulting pairs of black and white photographs present the rise and demise of the Metrodome, and more than 30 years of change in downtown Minneapolis. The exhibit of framed prints will be located in the museum's central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through November 6, 2016. 
Sun., Nov 6, 2016, Noon - 5:00 pm
Free

Pillsbury A Mill Tour
A-Mill Artist Lofts
415 Main Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Discover the story of the National Historic Landmark Pillsbury A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world for many years, which recently reopened as the A-Mill Artist Lofts. A Mill City Museum guide will lead a tour of the former milling complex, including the rooftop deck and the basement waterpower facilities. Visitors will explore the largest and best-preserved waterpower system in Minneapolis (with views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft); discover how the building functioned during the flour milling era and learn about the new hydroelectric plant that helps to power the complex.
Please meet at the gray door on Third Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the A-Mill Artist Loft main entrance at 315 Main Street SE). The tour includes about 1.0 miles of moderately-paced walking indoors and outdoors with some uneven surfaces.
Sun., Nov 6, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$16 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17 and MNHS members. Includes admission voucher for Mill City Museum.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd. Two Harbors, MN 55616
This 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 afternoon, visitors can view a film about the Edmund Fitzgerald in the visitor center.
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 Naval Hymn is played. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit, and the tower will be open again to tour. This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb the tower after dark and see the lit beacon.
Thu., Nov 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Included with site admission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members

World War II Round Table: Sentencing at Nuremberg
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Greg Peterson, founder of the Robert H. Jackson Center, will discuss the international tribunal and sentencing as a commemoration of the end of the trials in 1946. 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.
Thu., Nov 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5/students free

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Topics on Family History: Genealogy 101
Gale Family Library
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
A class to get started in the basics of genealogy research. Learn basic forms, computer software options, what types of information to look for, where to search and more. This class is taught by Cathi Weber, owner of NorthStar Genealogy and president of the Anoka County Genealogical Society.
Sat., Nov 12, 2016, 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
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 12, 2016, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Included with site admission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free for ages 4 and under and MNHS members

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
The story of the Minneapolis riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau. Rousseau will spin three tales that weave the history of St. 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. The tour includes about two blocks of moderately-paced walking.
Sun., Nov 13, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$16 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17, $4 discount MNHS members, includes museum admission
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday Talks: The Art of Illustrated Cookbooks
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Authors Linda Koutsky and Kathryn Strand Koutsky will talk about the history of fine art and illustrations in pre-photography cookbooks. They are the authors of Tempt Me: The Fine Art of Minnesota Cooking (MNHS Press 2016). Tuesday Talks is formerly known as Seniors in Mind.
Tue., Nov 15, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
$2, does not include admission to the History Center
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State Review Board Meeting on NRHP Nominations
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The MNHS State Review Board meets four times a year to consider nominations for the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation Office staff will present briefly on the history of the nominated property, and the board will hear comments from attendees. Following discussion, the board will act on the nomination, rendering an opinion of whether the property meets National Register Criteria. Nominations and photographs of the properties to be considered are placed online here a few weeks before the meeting.
Tue., Nov 15, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Book Launch "U.S. Bank Stadium: The New Home of the Minnesota Vikings"
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Veteran journalist and urban design consultant Steve Berg shares his new book, U.S. Bank Stadium: The New Home of the Minnesota Vikings, published by the MNHS Press in association with the Minnesota Vikings. U.S. Bank Stadium provides a comprehensive inside look at all that went into building the largest construction project in state history—what makes it a distinctive football facility, and what it means for Minnesota. Author Steve Berg describes the complicated and controversial history and path to approval; the various design concepts and innovations; the many phases of construction; the stadium’s place as a civic asset and its statewide legacy; and the full celebration of the facility’s grand opening.
The book features profiles of and interviews with the central figures in U.S. Bank Stadium’s development, from architects and engineers to construction workers and groundskeepers, as well as players, fans, and community leaders. The book is heavily illustrated with design drawings and plans; construction photos chronicling everything from groundbreaking to opening day; detailed images of the stadium’s features and amenities; behind-the-scenes shots of the stadium operation; and game-day photos of fans, players, vendors, and more.
Tue., Nov 15, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

History Lounge: Forgotten Plague: TB in Minnesota
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
In the 1920s and 1930s, Minnesota had more tuberculosis beds per capita than any other state. Join historian Mary Krugerurd as she explores the disease's forgotten history in Minnesota. Contrary to myths about sanatoriums being places to die, the majority of Minnesota's patients went on to live long and productive lives. However, significant stigma existed around TB, and many former patients never talked about their treatment, not even to their families.
Tue., Nov 15, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free, Gridiron Glory admission sold separately

History Film Series: The Price of Sand
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
From the filmmakers: "'The Price of Sand' is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, and mines are opening here at a rapid rate. The silica used in hydraulic fracturing (aka : 'fracking'), has other uses– glass manufacturing and toothpaste, for instance — and a few established mines have been in operation here for decades. But now, new companies have arrived, and land with accessible silica deposits is selling for high prices. In addition to a bonanza for a few lucky landowners, the new mines promise jobs and economic stimulus for the small towns and rural areas nearby."
The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening. 
Tue., Nov 15, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

“Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis” Exhibit Opening
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
A public reception will open a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text by Danny Sigelman. Corrigan has been photography the Minneapolis music scene since 1981—just as the scene was coming to life. As both a freelancer and the official house photographer for the legendary club First Avenue, he has captured thousands of live concerts, shot countless band promo photos and was behind the camera for many of the best-known and most beloved album covers by local artists. The exhibit includes framed photographs and a slideshow with many unpublished Corrigan photos.
A cash bar will be available, and Corrigan and Sigelman will be available to sign copies of the book. The exhibit will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through April 30, 2017.
Wed., Nov 16, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Saturday, November 19, 2016

History Forum: FDR's Four Freedoms
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join historian Jeffrey Engel as he discusses FDR's legacy of freedom for the United States. The specter of global war loomed large in President Roosevelt's mind as he prepared his 1941 State of the Union address. His rallying cry to the nation framed the United States' role in the conflict, and ultimately its role in forging the post-war world to come as a fight for four freedom—freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear and freedom from want—ideas that informed decades of American political debate and that continue to shape the way we view the world today.
This program is offered at 10 am and 2 pm.
Sat., Nov 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Individual tickets: $16/$12 MNHS members. Series tickets: $86/$66 MNHS members.

Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days.

The workshop runs:

  • Saturday: noon to 4 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm

A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms are available at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday night for all workshop participants.
Sat., Nov 19, 2016, Noon - Sun., Nov 20, 2016, 2:00 pm
$60/$55 MNHS members, plus $25 supply fee. Reservations required, call 320-532-3632

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Littlest Historians
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Explore the James J. Hill House through song, story, and let's not forget etiquette! Children will try out Victorian-era games and toys, watch a shadow puppet show, and help bake and sample Mrs. Hill's shortbread. A new theme will be presented each month. This sensory-based program is for children age 5 and younger and their siblings.
Tue., Nov 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$6/$4 MNHS members; children under 1 free
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Friday, November 25, 2016

A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests 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.
The 60-minute guided tours start every half hour. A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House runs Wednesdays through Sundays Nov. 25, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017, except Dec. 25.
Fri., Nov 25, 2016, 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 Nov. 26, 27, 30

"North Woods Girl" Storywalk Opening
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from  "North Woods Girl," a MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee.
Fri., Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately

History Hound Hijinx: Thanksgiving Break
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
During Thanksgiving break, enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fun, including a live game show of football trivia and crafting a goalpost toss game, inspired by the special exhibit Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Then enjoy a wintery storywalk around the History Center based on the book North Woods Girl.
Fri., Nov 25, 2016, Noon - 3:00 pm
Included with museum admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately.
Also Nov. 26 and 27

Christmas on the Home Front
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
Experience what Christmas was like for the Lindberghs during World War I in this living history program. Meet costumed interpreters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors as they provide insights into early 20th century holiday traditions and the challenges wartime presented. Learn about the impact of food rationing and create your own Christmas decoration or write a note to a soldier as Charles Lindbergh might have done. Camp Ripley will distribute the notes to Minnesota soldiers in time for the holidays. Visitors are encouraged to explore the gallery exhibits in the visitor center and shop for holiday items in the gift store.
Fri., Nov 25, 2016, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 6-17, $2 discount MNHS members, free for ages 4 and under
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Also Nov. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Saturdays
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Every Saturday during the holiday season enjoy crafting holiday cards, community concerts and a wintery storywalk around the History Center based on the book North Woods Girl. Plus, do your holiday shopping at the museum stores for uniquely Minnesota gifts, visit Cafe Minnesota by D'Amico for coffee and snacks at breakfast and a full menu at lunch, and explore the History Center exhibits, including the special exhibit Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Art activities: Noon-3 pm
Concert performances: run 45 minutes and begin at 1 and 3 pm
Sat., Nov 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with museum admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately

Afternoon Christmas Tour
W.W. Mayo House
118 N. Main St. Le Sueur, MN 56058
View the Mayo House fully decorated for Christmas at the turn of the 20th century. Enjoy Christmas music in the parlor, performed by local musicians, while sipping on hot cider and snacking on cookies. Children can make a small gift and ornament from the past at the craft table. Tours will focus on holiday traditions from the 1850s through the early 1900s, incorporating traditions that both the Mayo and Cosgrove families would have celebrated while living in the home.
Sat., Nov 26, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Included with site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 children ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members


Ongoing Exhibits

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

Through Jan. 15, 2017

Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this exhibit features more than 200 artifacts, photos and rare documents, footage from the NFL Film archives, and interactive experiences. A section of the exhibit will be devoted to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, where visitors can work on their vertical leap, broad jump, kicking and passing games. Artifacts include the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Knute Rockne’s 1919 Massillon Tigers helmet, Jim Brown’s game worn jersey, Jerry Rice’s career touchdown receptions record football, Emmitt Smith’s rushing record game artifacts, and iconic artifacts, photos and film footage from the storied history of the Minnesota Vikings. 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.

Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis

 Through Nov. 6, 2016 

Up and Down: the H.H. Metrodome Portfolio
A new exhibit of photographs by Mark E. Jensen depicts the rise and demise of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. From 1980-1982, Jensen photographed the construction of the Metrodome using a large format field camera patented in 1898. In 2014, he was awarded an Artists Initiative Grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to photograph the stadium's demolition. The resulting pairs of black and white photographs present the rise and demise of the Metrodome, and more than 30 years of change in downtown Minneapolis. 

Opens Nov. 16, 2016 

Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis
A companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text by Danny Sigelman. Corrigan has been photography the Minneapolis music scene since 1981—just as the scene was coming to life. As both a freelancer and the official house photographer for the legendary club First Avenue, he has captured thousands of live concerts, shot countless band promo photos and was behind the camera for many of the best-known and most beloved album covers by local artists. The exhibit includes framed photographs and a slideshow with many unpublished Corrigan photos.