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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

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 31 Fort Snelling's Upper Post: A Walk Through Time Historic Fort Snelling
A hundred years ago Fort Snelling was the size of a small city of 3000 soldiers, officers and civilian workers--a military post bustling with the life, vitality and business of the United States Army.
Saturday, November 1 A Conversation with Teddy Roosevelt Minnesota History Center
**Both seatings are sold out**WCCO Radios John Williams interviews Clay Jenkinson as Teddy Roosevelt for a fast, furious and funny presentation.
Sunday, November 2 Death has a Permit: Jose Guadalupe Posada Minnesota History Center
View a display of 38 reproduction prints by the Mexican artist, illustrator and engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).
Wednesday, November 5 Toys and Tunes with Dan Chouinard and Friends Minnesota History Center
Take a break from your grown up responsibilities as Dan Chouinard and friends, including Maria Jette, Prudence Johnson, Dane Stauffer and Beth Gilleland, transport you back to a time of Saturday morni
Friday, November 7 History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson Minnesota History Center
In the 1790s, often called the "age of passion," rival factions battled over the course of the new republic.
Saturday, November 8 to Saturday, March 14 History Forum: No Matter of Chance Minnesota History Center
Explore six historical moments when the United States faced choices that would shape its destiny—choices between cooperation and independence, democracy and republic, isolation and involvement, power
Saturday, November 8 Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration Minnesota History Center
*This event is SOLD OUT* Join in a musical celebration and tribute to the late Dave Ray, one of the great and unsung masters of the American blues revival.
Monday, November 10 Seniors in Mind: 1864: An Election Like No Other Minnesota History Center
By the fall of 1864 the outcome of the Civil War hinged as much on the ballot box as the battlefield.
Monday, November 10 History Lounge: Kidnapping Mrs. Piper Minnesota History Center
True crime writer William Swanson will explore the sensational kidnapping of Virginia Piper who was abducted at gun-point from her lakeside home in Orono on a July afternoon in 1972.
Tuesday, November 11 Split Rock Lighthouse Film and Discussion Minnesota History Center
Join members of the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society for a viewing and discussion of the new film being shown at the Split Rock Lighthouse visitor center.
Wednesday, November 12 Give to the Max Day - Minnesota's History of Giving Minnesota History Center
We have a long history of supporting charitable causes here in Minnesota! Please support organizations that matter to you for the sixth annual Give to the Max Day, Nov.
Wednesday, November 12 World War II History Roundtable: The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: The Office of Strategic Services Historic Fort Snelling
Douglas Waller, author of "Wild Bill Donovan," presents a profile of Donovan and a review of some notable operations of the OSS.The Harold C.
Friday, November 14 Pie School with Author Kate Lebo Mill City Museum
Visit the Baking Lab for a series of demonstrations on the art of all things pie.
Friday, November 28 Beer for Parents, Toys for All Minnesota History Center
Toys arent just for kids.
Friday, November 28 Family Playdate! Minnesota History Center
Visit the History Center over the Thanksgiving weekend to view the History Center exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s.