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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

Sunday, August 31 Tensions at the Fort Historic Fort Snelling
Tensions were high during the summer of 1837. New people were arriving, treaties were being negotiated, and land and power were up for grabs.
Monday, September 1 World War I Weekend Historic Fort Snelling
The U.S. joined WWI in 1917 and Fort Snelling was mobilized to support thousands of recruits preparing to head to the Western Front.
Monday, September 1 Minnesota and the First World War Historic Fort Snelling
The U.S. entered WWI in 1917 and Fort Snelling was mobilized to support thousands of recruits preparing to head to the Western Front.
Saturday, September 6 to Saturday, December 6 A toast to history
Explore history and hops, including brewing history tours, History Happy Hours, Throwback Thursday, Sample Saturdays and more!
Sunday, September 7 Railroad History Tour Mill City Museum
Beginning with the arrival of Minnesotas first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population.
Tuesday, September 9 Seniors in Mind: Toys Are Us: Memories and History with MNHS Exhibit Curator Kate Roberts Minnesota History Center
Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Hot Wheels and Atari. Theres something about an old toy that brings back memories.
Tuesday, September 9 Seniors in Mind: Toys Are Us: Memories and History with Exhibit Developer Kate Roberts Minnesota History Center
Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Hot Wheels and Atari. Theres something about an old toy that brings back memories.
Saturday, September 13 Historic Main Street Tour Mill City Museum
Stroll through Minneapolis oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, and learn about the rich past and exciting future of historic Main Street.
Saturday, September 13 St. Paul After the Civil War Bus Tour Historic Fort Snelling
*Tours are SOLD OUT* When the Civil War ended, Union veterans, recently freed slaves and European immigrants arrived by the hundreds in St. Paul.
Sunday, September 14 War of 1812: Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and Native Americans Minnesota History Center
Wars are part of a nations or a peoples story, rich with meaning and symbolism. These stories can be strikingly differenteven contradictorydepending on the tellers perspective.
Thursday, September 18 History on the Go! Bus Tours Historic Fort Snelling
Groups are invited to bring their buses to Historic Fort Snelling for a special step on tour that goes inside the historic fort gates as well as past the Upper Post.
Saturday, September 20 Engineering the Falls Tour with History Player William de la Barre Mill City Museum
Take a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by costumed History Player William de la Barre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower.
Saturday, September 20 From Pigs Eye to SummitSt. Pauls Brewing History Tour Minnesota History Center
Seek out a new go-to brew with this tour based on original research by author Doug Hoverson, author of "Land of Amber Waters." This meandering three hour exploration of Saint Pauls hoppy past and pres
Saturday, September 27 Dakota/Ojibwe Family Day: Toys and Games Minnesota History Center
Visit for free during this family event offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 27 Museum Day Live! Free Admission Minnesota History Center
In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! the Minnesota History Center is offering free admission to all visitors on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Saturday, September 27 Mill City Oktoberfest Mill City Museum
Celebrate Minnesota brewing past and present as Mill City Museum and the Mill City Farmers Market team up for their eighth annual Mill City Oktoberfest.
Sunday, September 28 Minneapolis Riverfront Tour Mill City Museum
Walk the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future. Participants will visit the historic district at St.
Wednesday, October 1 Death is Allowed: Jose Guadalupe Posada Minnesota History Center
View a display of nearly 60 reproduction prints by the Mexican artist, illustrator and engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).
Wednesday, October 1 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).
Sunday, October 5 Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis History Mill City Museum
"Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis History" is an exhibit that showcases photographs about the 100-year history of Dunwoody College of Technology and its impact on the local community.
Thursday, October 9 Throwback Thursday Minnesota History Center
Revisit your childhood during this evening event. Challenge other party-goers to old-school hula hoop contests, Hippity-Hop races and rounds of Mystery Date or Battleship.
Saturday, October 11 Pie Making Demo with Beth Dooley Mill City Museum
Join seasoned cook and food writer Beth Dooley for a pie baking demonstration in the Baking Lab as part of the Mill City Farmers Market's "Family Kitchen Day and Apple Festival."
Saturday, October 11 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, October 14 History Lounge: The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Minnesota Minnesota History Center
The Ku Klux Klan was active throughout the country with Minnesotans organizing 51 chapters of the KKK throughout the state.
Friday, October 17 History HiJinx: Education Minnesota Family Days Minnesota History Center
Spend school release days with the Minnesota History Center. Explore the new exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, then stop by the History HiJinx craft tables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.