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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

Wednesday, July 9 Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic Accent Minnesota History Center
Calling all budding fashionistas. At this two-day workshop, you'll use 21st-century technology to create your own designs inspired by historic textiles.
Thursday, July 10 Arts on the River Day Camp Mill City Museum
Play music, learn acting games, bake bread and construct books while exploring the rich culture along the Minneapolis riverfront district.
Tuesday, July 15 Cornerstone Academy: Old-Home Contractors, Parts 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.
Tuesday, July 15 9 Nights of Music: Rockin Rondo Jazz Quartet with Debbie Duncan Minnesota History Center
Celebrate Rondo Days with the jazz, rythm and blues of the Rockin Rondo Jazz Quartet with Debbie Duncan.
Wednesday, July 16 History Pub Crawls: Working the West End Minnesota History Center
*July 9 Tour is SOLD OUT* Take a tour of St. Pauls oldest neighborhood and hear vibrant tales of the Yankees, Czechs, Germans and Italians who gave it life.
Thursday, July 17 Exhibit Opening: Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis History Mill City Museum
Celebrate the opening of "Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis History." This new exhibit showcases photographs about the 100-year history of Dunwoody College of Technology and its impact on
Thursday, July 17 Civil War: The Untold Story documentary screening Minnesota History Center
View the new documentary Civil War: the Untold Story at the Minnesota History Center.
Sunday, July 20 IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas Historic Fort Snelling
African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, they created shared histories, communities, families and ways of life.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.