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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

Wed., Aug 5
Meet the Author: Megan Marsnik, Author of the Star Tribune’s Summer Serial Under Ground Minnesota History Center
Meet Megan Marsnik, the author of the Star Tribune’s summer serial, Under Ground.
Wed., Aug 5
Mill City Live: PaviElle Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Live music by some of the Twin Cities' best local artists set in the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard.
Wed., Aug 5
History Pub Crawl: Summit Hill Minnesota History Center
Explore St. Paul's Summit Hill and satisfy your thirst with a history pub crawl through one of the city's most fashionable historical addresses.
Thu., Aug 6
Children's Day Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Help with chores and play games that children did on a farm 150 years ago.
Fri., Aug 7
55th Birthday Celebration Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Celebrate the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post's 55th birthday with cupcakes, refreshments and discount shopping.
Fri., Aug 7
Farm Fresh Fridays Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, honey and other regionally grown food products.
Fri., Aug 7
Mendota After Hours: A Part of This Great Struggle: The Civil War Experiences of Thomas and William Christie Sibley Historic Site
Have a drink at the Sibley House while learning about the Civil War Experiences of Minnesota soldiers.
Sat., Aug 8
Henry Sibley: Minnesota's Controversial Founding Father Sibley Historic Site, Mendota Heights
Explore the controversial life and career of Minnesota's first governor, Henry Hastings Sibley, on a guided walking tour of the Sibley Historic Site.
Sat., Aug 8
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House
Take a tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets."
Sat., Aug 8
Sat., Aug 8
Soldier One-Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Enlist in the 5th Regiment for an afternoon of fun at Historic Fort Snelling.
Sat., Aug 8
Justice, Power and Constraint: Lincoln and the Aftermath of Ball's Bluff Historic Fort Snelling
Join historian and author Dr. Paul Stone for an exploration of the Battle of Ball's Bluff and its aftermath.
Sat., Aug 8
Engineering the Falls Tour with History Player William de la Barre Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls with a costumed History Player and learn about Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower.
Sat., Aug 8
Vince Botz, Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862 Fort Ridgely
Meet the author as he discusses how Stearns County was touched by the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Sat., Aug 8
We Are Anishinaabe: Our Great Migration Journey Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Discover the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota in this 30-minute discussion.