Minnesota History Center: History Players
Some of Minnesota history's interesting people have stepped forward in time to share their stories. Some led ordinary lives. Others accomplished extraordinary things. All faced the challenges of their times in history as best they could.
Each weekend, and holiday and summer weekdays, a different character from Minnesota history is portrayed in the exhibits of the Minnesota History Center.
Watch one of these History Players perform at the top of each hour and spend some time visiting with them one-on-one about their lives in Minnesota. To find out which character is in the museum today, please call 651-259-3000.
- Visit territorial Minnesota with Harriet Bishop, St. Paul's first public school teacher.
- Discuss late-breaking news from Minnesota Territory with James Goodhue, Minnesota's first newspaper editor.
- Take off and soar with Virginia Hope, World War II pilot.
- Become a kid again with Maud Hart Lovelace, children's author.
- Learn about early big business with George Nelson, fur trade clerk.
- Trade stories with John Beargrease, Ojibwe mail carrier and fur trader.
- Take a stand with Thomas Lyles, African American entrepreneur and community activist.