January 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits

For immediate release

Release dated: 
November 9, 2016
Media contacts: 

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

January 2017 Events, Programs and Exhibits


Sunday, January 1, 2017

"North Woods Girl" StoryWalk Closing
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. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
 Sun., Jan 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free. Gridiron Glory admission sold separately

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.
Sun., Jan 1, 2017, Noon - 3:30 pm
$11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 5-17, $3 discount MNHS members
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History Hound Hijinx: Winter Break
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
During winter break, enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fun with live performances and a wintery StoryWalk around the History Center based on the MNHS Press book North Woods Girl written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Then enjoy a family art activity using designs created by McGehee. Guests are encouraged to come early and explore the History Center exhibits, including the special exhibit Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Sun., Jan 1, 2017, 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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

"I'm New Here" - An Introduction to the Gale Family Library
Gale Family Library
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Let MNHS experts introduce you to this treasure trove of sources in a free class held each Saturday at the Gale Family Library. Learn about collections and get tips on how to use catalogs, request materials and purchase copies of historic papers and photos. The Gale Family Library contains an array of sources for finding family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of your house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just finding out more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Free
Also Jan. 14, 21, 28

Ojibwe Mitten 2-Day Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn techniques of leatherworking to make a pair of Ojibwe-style mittens to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs:

  • Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-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; reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, 10:00 am - Sun., Jan 8, 2017, 2:00 pm
$65/$60 MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members, plus $40 supply fee

Time Capsule for Families: Civil War, 1861
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Discover why 1861 was such an important year for the United States and for the Ramsey family in this children's program. Learn about the Civil War and the new inventions of the era. Help make hardtack in the kitchen and sample gingerbread cake, a popular food of the 1860s. Children and their parents can create their own time capsule, using a timeline map to explore the Ramsey mansion and collecting "time capsule" tokens along the way.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, Noon-1:00 pm; 12:30-1:30 pm; 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
$10 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members
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Storybook Time
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Enjoy a story time exploring American Indian tales. All ages welcome; light snacks will be available.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm
Free, museum admission not included

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.

Tour highlights include:

  • The dramatic story of the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion, and the other dangers that mill workers faced on a daily basis
  • "The Octopus" a large machine that directed wheat into nine storage bins
  • The Humphrey Manlift, a vertical conveyor belt that carried workers from floor to floor
  • The Rail Corridor where hundreds of boxcars arrived each day to unload wheat and carry away flour
  • Millstone plaza, originally paved with retired millstones and the location for lunchtime concerts by the Washburn-Crosby employee band in the 1920s
  • Evidence of the three major fires that have damaged the building in 1878, 1928, and 1991
  • The East Engine House, once home to a two-story steam engine, has been remodeled into two classrooms, while preserving the original railroad car pulling machinery

The tour includes about four blocks of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. For those with limited mobility, please call at least two weeks in advance so we can do our best to accommodate their needs. Tours are held rain or shine.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, 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 Jan. 21 and 29

Kid Crafts: Corn Husk Dolls
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are made out of the outer covering of an ear of corn. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Sat., Jan 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$6/kit, museum admission not included

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Talks: Women in Politics
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join Star Tribune columnist and author Lori Sturdevant as she charts the progress of the women's rights movement in Minnesota and showcases notable leaders on both sides of the aisle, including Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Lori Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column about topics on government and politics. She joined the Minneapolis Tribune as a summer replacement reporter in 1975, returned as a reporter in 1976, and was lead Capitol reporter and a newsroom assignment editor before joining the editorial staff in 1992. Her latest book is "Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement," released by MNHS Press in 2014.
Tue., Jan 10, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
$5/$3 MNHS members
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

World War II Round Table: The Battle of Koenigsberg
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave. St. Paul, MN 55111
Dennis Showalter, co-author with Harold Deutsch of “If the Allies had Fallen,” along with veterans of the war on Eastern Front, will discuss the often-overlooked struggle by the Russians. The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table 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., Jan 12, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5/students free

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Superstitions
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Superstitions were a part of Victorian society, from wedding cakes and dating customs to death and mourning rituals. This theme tour explores the mysterious and unique world of Victorian superstitions. Hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals and play Victorian fortune telling games. Discover how and why superstitions captivated the Victorian imagination. This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.
Fri., Jan 13, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm; 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$10 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $2 discount MNHS members
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Topics on Family History: Online Newspapers
Gale Family Library
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
More and more newspapers are available online in both free and fee-based databases in Minnesota and across the country. Learn how to locate online newspapers and what kinds of information they can provide. This class is taught by professional genealogist Kim Ashford. It is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
Sat., Jan 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$32/$28 MNHS and MGS members
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Spark! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Visit the Mill City Museum and whip up a delicious treat in the Baking Lab. This baking experience is tailored to all ability levels for people living with dementia and their caregivers. 
Sat., Jan 14, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free, registration required
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

"Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" Exhibit Closing
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
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.
Sun., Jan 15, 2017, Noon - 5:00 pm
$20 adults, $10 children ages 5-17, $5 discount MNHS members.
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Photo Display by Minnesota Vikings Photographer Andy Kenutis Closing
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
"Every game, every season, I shoot approximately 2,000 frames. 40,000 in a year. That doesn’t count practices. Or training camp. Or the offseason. 2016 will be my fifth season with the Vikings. These are nine of my all-time favorite shots." See images taken by Vikings team photographer Andy Kenutis on view in Market House by D'Amico, Sept. 24, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017. This display is offered in conjunction with the new exhibit Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sun., Jan 15, 2017, Noon - 5:00 pm
Free, Gridiron Glory admission sold separately

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. Richard Rousseau is one of the founders of Northstar Storytelling League and is currently the Minnesota liaison for the National Storytelling Network. The tour includes about two blocks of moderately paced walking.
Sun., Jan 15, 2017, 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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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Handcrafted Snowshoe 3-Day Workshop
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Join a master woodworker to learn to make a pair of traditional Ojibwe-style snowshoes. Learn the processes of bending ash frames, mortising cross pieces, lacing webs using hollow nylon and creating bindings using lamp wick materials. Pointed at both ends, this design is well suited for travel in wooded areas and on frozen lakes. Materials and tools are provided.
The workshop runs:

  • Jan. 18: 6-9 pm
  • Jan. 21: 9 am-5 pm
  • Jan. 22: 9 am-5 pm

Wed., Jan 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - Sun., Jan 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
$225/$175 MNHS members

Saturday, January 21, 2017

History Forum: Nat Turner's Revolt
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Join historian Patrick Breen as he discusses Nat Turner's revolt. On the evening of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched his famous rebellion against slaveholders in Virginia. The revolt was quickly subdued, but Turner's name became a byword for terror throughout the South. Several dozen enslaved people joined Turner, though most did not, either out of fear or because they disagreed with him. Many whites called for retribution while others feared that vengeance would do more damage than good. The divergent opinions they held and the choices they made illuminate the complex human experiences often overshadowed by American concepts of race. This program is offered at 10 am and 2 pm.
Sat., Jan 21, 2017, 10:00 am-11:00 am and 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Individual tickets: $16/$12 MNHS members. Series tickets: $86/$66 MNHS members.
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Winter Frolic
North West Company Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
Shake off the winter blues by heading outdoors at the Fur Post. Visitors can learn about winter travel during the fur trade and join in activities like throwing a curling stone, playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake, or snowshoeing along two miles of trails. Guests can also relax indoors, enjoy a cup of cocoa before a blazing fire and watch the outdoors festivities from the visitor center.
Sat., Jan 21, 2017, Noon - 4:00 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, $2 discount MNHS members
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Beading 101 2-Day Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Learn basic beading styles and techniques by creating a project, like a necklace or bracelet, to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs:

  • Saturday: Noon-4 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-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; reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance.
Sat., Jan 21, 2017, Noon - Sun., Jan 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
$60/$55 MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members, plus $25 supply fee

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Eugene McCarthy and the 1968 Presidential Election" Exhibit Closing
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
The centennial of Sen. Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005) provides an opportunity to reflect on the populist Minnesotan’s contribution to American politics nearly 50 years ago. Parallels have been drawn between the 2016 presidential election and McCarthy’s 1968 campaign, where he challenged incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson for the Democratic nomination and eventually faced off against another Minnesotan: vice president Hubert Humphrey. In this exhibit, visitors can explore McCarthy’s historic campaign through photographs, campaign literature, editorial cartoons and material from his personal papers. 
Sun., Jan 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free with site admission or $2 art gallery-only admission. Site admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $6 for ages 5-17 and free for age 4 and under and MNHS members

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

History Lounge: The Ford Century in Minnesota
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The Ford Motor Company was a major industrial presence in the Twin Cities for nearly a century. The company's experiments with every aspect of the industrial economy sent shockwaves through the lives of Minnesota workers, car dealers, buyers, families and communities. Join historian Brian McMahon, author of "The Ford Century In Minnesota," as he explores the Ford Motor Company's 100-year impact on the Twin Cities—from the Model T era to 2011 and the closing of the Twin Cities Assembly Plant—as told through the stories of retired auto workers.
Tue., Jan 24, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 

Women's Clubs Talk & Tour
Comstock House
506 Eighth St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
Kate Savageau, a NDSU graduate student, will discuss her research on the women's club movement in the Fargo-Moorhead area between 1880-1930, including the history of Sarah Comstock, one of the founding members of the Moorhead Women's Club. A tour of the house is included with program admission. Coffee and baked goods will be provided by Red Raven Espresso Parlor.
Thu., Jan 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Included with site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and under and MNHS members

Thursday, January 26, 2017

History Happy Hour: Steampunk
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Have a drink with friends at the Ramsey House while learning about the world of alternate Victorian history, steampunk. Sarah Barsness, MNHS digital archivist and steampunk aficionado, will explore the fascinating history of steampunk and take a look at its connections to, and influence upon, literature, movies, television and fashion. This program is for ages 21 and older. Ticket price includes two drinks, snacks, presentation and time to mingle in the mansion.
Thu., Jan 26, 2017, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm and 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
$25/$20 MNHS members
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Ramsey After Dark: Angels and Madams
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
In 1881, residents of St. Paul's fashionable Irvine Park neighborhood formed a committee to rid their district of vice. St. Paul's not-so-hidden red-light district was a source of concern for residents, reformers and city officials alike. This 90-minute program uses newspaper accounts and court records to explore the secrets of the capital city. Were madams like Nina Clifford and Maggie Morse simply running businesses or, as reformers claimed, ruining lives and the soul of a city? This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.
Fri., Jan 27, 2017, 7:00-8:15 pm and 8:30-9:45 pm
$10 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $2 discount MNHS members
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Winter Adventure Family Day
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Make the most of winter by heading outdoors to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ride bullet sleds down a groomed hill and launch snowballs with a giant slingshot. Throughout the day guests can enjoy music, a vintage ski exhibit, carnival games, presentations with live animals and sleigh rides to see the logging camp under winter conditions.
Sat., Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 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

Winter on the Hill
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket and more. Tours of the James J. Hill House (occurring approximately every half hour) will focus on the Hill family's involvement with the St. Paul Winter Carnival and how they and other St. Paul residents survived, and celebrated, Minnesota's most famous season. Guests can also put together old-fashioned jigsaw puzzles, play games made from household items and work on knitting, crocheting or small quilting projects in the art gallery and drawing room.
Sat., Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with site admission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members
Also Jan. 29

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WOW! Family Sundays: Winter Then, Winter Now
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
On the last Sunday of each month, families can create WOW moments together by discovering the connections between old and new with activities, games, hands-on art projects and the chance to share stories with each other. In January, the theme is Winter Then, Winter Now. Designed for ages 4 and up. This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Sun., Jan 29, 2017, Noon - 3:00 pm
Included with site admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spark! Pine City Memory Cafe
North West Company Fur Post
12551 Voyageur Lane Pine City, MN 55063
Individuals with memory loss and their caregivers and families are invited to come and enjoy fellowship and support with peers in a historic setting. Coffee, snacks and activities are included.
Tue., Jan 31, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free, registration required
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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

Closes April 30, 2017 

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.

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

Closes Jan. 22, 2017 

Eugene McCarthy and the 1968 Election
The centennial of Sen. Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005) provides an opportunity to reflect on the populist Minnesotan’s contribution to American politics nearly 50 years ago. Parallels have been drawn between the 2016 presidential election and McCarthy’s 1968 campaign, where he challenged incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson for the Democratic nomination and eventually faced off against another Minnesotan: vice president Hubert Humphrey. In this exhibit, visitors can explore McCarthy’s historic campaign through photographs, campaign literature, editorial cartoons and material from his personal papers.