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Visit the places where history happened!

• 26 historic sites and museums
• Inspiring programs - pub crawls, lectures, concerts and family fun
• Enlightening topics - from farming to fashion, ancient rock carvings to historic battles

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 3 The Rose Ensemble: Singing for Freedom, an Antislavery Campaign Minnesota History Center
Commemorate the end of the Civil War 150 years ago through a musical story about the antislavery efforts of The Hutchinson Family Singers (founders of Hutchinson, Minn.) The family would take up socia
Tuesday, May 5 History Lounge: Degrees of Freedom Minnesota History Center
Minnesota has set precedents in anti-discrimination laws and provided progressive black and white leadership despite having a relatively small black population. Join historian William D.
Thursday, May 7 The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912 with historian William Green Mill City Museum
Join historian William D.
Saturday, May 9 Saturday Brunch at the History Center Minnesota History Center
Get your weekend off to a great start with Saturday brunch at the Minnesota History Center.
Sunday, May 10 Minnesota Museums Month Free Day Minnesota History Center
May is Museums Month in Minnesota. To celebrate, the History Center will be offering free admission all day.
Thursday, May 14 World War II History Roundtable: Retrospective Look at Goals of 8 World War II Leaders Historic Fort Snelling
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Thursday, May 14 World War II History Roundtable: Retrospective Look at Goals of Eight World War II Leaders Historic Fort Snelling
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Sunday, May 17 Baking Memories: The Rise of Convenience Foods Mill City Museum
The postwar years of the late 1940s and 1950s ushered in a new era of kitchen conveniences.
Tuesday, May 19 Seniors in Mind: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Minnesota History Center
Find out how a world-renowned traveling fashion show, with designs from icons of the fashion world, became a vehicle for African American empowerment, pride and achievement.
Thursday, May 21 Inspiring Beauty Fashion Show and Preview Party Minnesota History Center
"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair" opens with a gala soiree and original fashion show inspired by Ebonys legacy.
Thursday, May 21 Inspiring Beauty Members-Only Fashion Show and Exhibit Preview Minnesota History Center
Members are invited to experience 50 years of Ebony Fashion Fair history up close at this exhibit preview including 40 garments from icons of the fashion industry.
Saturday, May 23 Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Minnesota History Center
View 40 garments from the Ebony Fashion Fair including pieces from Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Patrick Kelly, Bob Mackie and others.
Monday, May 25 Opening Weekend Historic Fort Snelling
Gather friends and family for the summer season opening at Historic Fort Snelling. Explore the historic buildings, visit with costumed interpreters and learn about life in early Minnesota.
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day: Military History Living Timeline Historic Fort Snelling
Travel through the past with a living timeline of military life during this special day honoring Americas soldiers.
Saturday, May 30 Cracked Walnut Literary Festival: Urbanization Mill City Museum
Cracked Walnut presents "Urbanization," a literary reading in the museum's Ruin Courtyard.