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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

Saturday, August 2 Archaeology for Kids One-Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling
Grab a trowel and get ready for an archeological dig at Historic Fort Snelling.
Tuesday, August 5 9 Nights of Music: Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra Minnesota History Center
Take in Swedish social music with Ole Olsson Oldtime Orkestra.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August.
Wednesday, August 6 Cornerstone Academy: Understanding Historic Tax Credits Workshop Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling is partnering with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's Cornerstone Academy to offer a series of classes on ways to preserve historic buildings.
Thursday, August 7 Mill City Live: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders Mill City Museum
***PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE***Crankshaft (a.k.a.
Friday, August 8 Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling
Experience the life described in Laura Ingalls Wilders "Little House" books.
Saturday, August 9 Soldier One-Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling
**SOLD OUT** Attention all recruits! Enlist in the 5th Regiment for an afternoon at Historic Fort Snelling. "New recruits" will learn about the lives of soldiers during the 1820s at Fort Snelling.
Saturday, August 9 History Architecture Crawls: Mid-Century Modern Minnesota History Center
**Aug. 9 Tour is SOLD OUT**Explore hallmarks of mid-century modern design in Minneapolis and St. Paul on a guided bus tour.
Tuesday, August 12 9 Nights of Music: Gertie and the T.O. Boyz and Finn Hall Minnesota History Center
Mix it up with Gertie and the T.O.
Tuesday, August 12 Minneapolis History Pub Crawl: Washington Avenue Mill City Museum
Discover Minneapolis' rich history and satisfy your thirst with a history pub crawl along Washington Avenue.
Wednesday, August 13 Mill City Live: The Cloak Ox Mill City Museum
The Cloak Ox is made up of indie rock vets Andrew Broder and longtime friends and sometimes bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh.
Friday, August 15 Huck Finn Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling
The classic book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" serves as the basis for this camp for the adventurous and active child.
Saturday, August 16 Riverfront Quest Family Tour Mill City Museum
Try out questing with a family-focused tour of the Minneapolis riverfront outside Mill City Museum.
Saturday, August 16 History Food Crawls: University Avenue, Frogtown and Rondo Minnesota History Center
Ride through the history, culture and cuisine of one of St. Pauls most changeable districts, University Avenue.
Sunday, August 17 Civil War Weekend: 1864 Historic Fort Snelling
Travel back to the year 1864 and explore Fort Snelling's Civil War history with costumed staff and reenactors.
Tuesday, August 19 9 Nights of Music: Okee Dokee Brothers Minnesota History Center
Join us for an American Folk "shindig" with the Okee Dokee Brothers. This program is offered in conjunction with the History Center exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, August 20 Mill City Live: Bethany Larson and the Bees Knees Mill City Museum
Bethany Larson and The Bee's Knees, one of the Twin Cities best kept secrets as declared by Twin Cities Metro magazine, brings the Austin, Minn. native to the local music scene.
Wednesday, August 20 Mill City Live: Fort Wilson Riot Mill City Museum
Fort Wilson Riot is the Minneapolis-based avant pop duo of Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis.
Saturday, August 23 Disasters of the Riverfront Tour Mill City Museum
Discover the dramatic story of disasters on the Minneapolis riverfront. The area around St.
Saturday, August 23 History Architecture Crawls: Cass Gilbert Home and Building Tour Minnesota History Center
From his first St.
Tuesday, August 26 9 Nights of Music: Ukrainian Village Band Minnesota History Center
Explore verchirka (party) music with the Ukrainian Village Band.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August.
Wednesday, August 27 Mill City Live: Erik Koskinen Mill City Museum
Erik Koskinen grew up in a rural, working class town in Michigans Upper Peninsula. He got his first guitar from his father when he was 12 years old.
Wednesday, August 27 History Pub Crawls: Summit Hill Special Minnesota History Center
**July 23 and 30 Tours are SOLD OUT** Bask in the Victorian grace of St.
Wednesday, August 27 Mill City Live: Actual Wolf Mill City Museum
Grand Rapids native Eric Pollard (a.k.a. Actual Wolf) has been the drummer for Retribution Gospel Choir and others.
Saturday, August 30 Womens Work Tour with History Player Eva Valesh Mill City Museum
A costumed actor portraying labor writer Eva Valesh will lead a walking tour highlighting the factories whose working conditions were exposed by Valesh in series of newspaper articles in 1888 and 1889
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.