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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

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 From Pigs Eye to SummitSt. Pauls Brewing History Tour Minnesota History Center
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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.
Friday, September 26 23rd Annual Signifyin and Testifyin Storytelling Concert Minnesota History Center
Presented by the Black Storytellers Alliance, this program features storytellers from across the country.
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.
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.
Sunday, September 28 Ramen Massive Attack Mill City Museum
Mill City Museum is pleased to host Ramen Massive Attack with restaurant Zen Box Izakaya.
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 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, 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).
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
***The program has been cancelled.***Revisit your childhood during this evening event.
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.
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."
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.
Saturday, October 18 History Forum: A Storm of Witches Minnesota History Center
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America.
Friday, October 24 CSI: Fort Snelling for ages 21+ Historic Fort Snelling
Explore Fort Snelling at night during this special mystery program.
Saturday, October 25 Mill City Harvest Family Day Mill City Museum
Join Mill City Museum and members of the Oliver H.
Saturday, October 25 CSI: Fort Snelling for ages 14+ Historic Fort Snelling
Explore Fort Snelling at night during this special mystery program.
Saturday, October 25 CSI: Fort Snelling for ages 14 Historic Fort Snelling
Explore Fort Snelling at night during this special mystery program.
Saturday, October 25 CSI: Fort Snelling Historic Fort Snelling
Investigate Historic Fort Snelling at night during this new mystery program based on true events.
Sunday, October 26 Dia de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead Minnesota History Center
Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important holiday where connections to ancestors are strengthened and a rich cultural heritage is passed on to future generations.
Sunday, October 26 Baking Memories: Scratch vs. Mix Brownies Mill City Museum
See how history is revealed in food in the Baking Lab. Museum staff demonstrate making brownies from scratch versus a mix and share the history of the development of baking mixes.