Unwrap a New Family Tradition at MNHS Historic Sites and Museums This Season

For immediate release

Release dated: 
November 2, 2016
Media contacts: 

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

Unwrap a New Family Tradition at MNHS Historic Sites and Museums This Season

As winter embraces Minnesota, visitors can warm up with a variety of holiday programs all season long at MNHS historic sites and museums.

New this year at the Minnesota History Center, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, journey on a storybook adventure through the pages of MNHS Press’ “North Woods Girl” or stop by on Holiday Saturdays to enjoy a festive atmosphere with community music and crafts. And don’t forget to catch the “Gridiron Glory” exhibit before it closes on January 15. The History Center offers special holiday hours and is open Monday, December 26 and New Year’s Day. View History Center holiday hours.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, visitors to the James J. Hill House can delve into Summit Avenue holiday history on daily tours this year or at performances of the annual Hill House Holidays program. Families can also enjoy seasonal favorites like A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House, Christmas in the Logging Camp Family Day at the Forest History Center and “An Eventually Christmas: Holiday at the Mill” at Mill City Museum.

View a full list of holiday offerings on the MNHS calendar.

MNHS stores and online shop offer unique holiday gifts, including books, jewelry and Minnesota-made items. Members enjoy a 20 percent discount at various sites and online during Member Double Discount Weekend December 1-4.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS 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, MNHS 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.