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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

Tuesday, July 22 Mill City Summer Opera: Tosca Mill City Museum
* All performances are SOLD OUT *Mill City Summer Opera returns for its third season in the museums dramatic Ruin Courtyard with Puccinis tragic and spellbinding masterpiece, Tosca.
Tuesday, July 22 9 Nights of Music: Explosion Big Band Minnesota History Center
Explosion Big Band, with Doug Haining and Scott Agster, present an evening of swing music.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August.
Wednesday, July 23 Mill City Summer Opera: Guns N' Rosenkavalier Mill City Museum
Rock and roll and opera collide in Mill City Museums Ruin Courtyard.
Friday, July 25 Davy Crockett Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling
Davy Crockett was a living legend during the early 1800s, and tales of his adventures spread across the world.
Saturday, July 26 History Architecture Crawls: University Grove Home Tour Minnesota History Center
**THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT** A unique neighborhood designed for University of Minnesota faculty and staff, University Grove is a collection of early and mid-20th century architect-designed homes that ha
Tuesday, July 29 Minneapolis History Pub Crawl: Old Saint Anthony Mill City Museum
Discover Minneapolis' oldest neighborhoods and satisfy your thirst with a history pub crawl of the east bank of the Mississippi River. The town of St.
Tuesday, July 29 9 Nights of Music: Dick Hensold Band Minnesota History Center
Enjoy Scottish ceilidh music with the Dick Hensold Band.Now in its 17th year, "9 Nights of Music" is offered every Tuesday in July and August.
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
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.
Friday, August 15 History HiJinx: Robot Mania! Minnesota History Center
For centuries scientists and artists, such as Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci, made sketches and models of movable figures.
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.
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.
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: Fort Wilson Riot Mill City Museum
Fort Wilson Riot is the Minneapolis-based avant pop duo of Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis.
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.