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Upcoming Programs and Events at the Minnesota State Capitol
Grand Opening Celebration Tours
Take a 45-minute guided tour to learn about the Capitol’s 112-year history and view $310 million of restoration efforts. Tours leave every half hour from the MNHS information desk on the first floor.
Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
“Our Minnesota State Capitol” Book Signings
National Register Historian Denis Gardner will sign copies of his new MNHS Press book “Our Minnesota State Capitol” in the State Capitol’s museum store.
Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Quadriga Starlight Tour
Enjoy a nighttime tour of the Capitol, including the chance to visit the Quadriga and see beautiful views from the building’s roof.
Sept. 8 & 9, 7-8:30 p.m., 7:30-9 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
$12 adults, $11 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, $2 discount MNHS members
Making Meaning of State Capitol Art
Explore the varied meanings behind some of the art at the Minnesota State Capitol in a small group dialogue with Joe Horse Capture, director of American Indian Initiatives at MNHS.
Sept. 12 & 29, Noon-1 p.m.
Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour
This Halloween favorite returns! Tour the building at night and encounter historical "spirits" who will tell stories of the Capitol’s early history.
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 7-8 p.m., 7:30-8:30 p.m., 8-9 p.m.
$15 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $13 ages 5-17, $2 discount MNHS members
See the painting “Attack on New Ulm,” formerly on display in the Capitol, in a new exhibit at the James J. Hill House starting in September.
“Attack on New Ulm” on exhibit, James J. Hill House
View the painting "Attack on New Ulm" by Anton Gag in the Hill House art gallery and explore what it means to people today in Minnesota and around the United States. Then share your thoughts about the painting and its role in Minnesota history.
Sept. 16, 2017-Jan. 18, 2018
Making Meaning of Anton Gag’s “Attack on New Ulm”
Join Joe Horse Capture, director of American Indian Initiatives at MNHS, for a brief presentation about how the art has been interpreted and then share with other participants what the painting means to you.
Sept. 21 & 28, 6-7 p.m.