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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, October 23 World War II History Roundtable: Building the Death Railroad: Bridge on the River Kwai Historic Fort Snelling
Kelly Crager, author of "Hell Under the Rising Sun" and combat veterans who were POWs of the Japanese, will discuss their capture, treatment and efforts to survive.The Harold C.
Saturday, October 25 CSI: Fort Snelling Historic Fort Snelling
Investigate Historic Fort Snelling at night during this new mystery program based on true events.
Saturday, October 25 Mill City Harvest Family Day Mill City Museum
Join Mill City Museum and members of the Oliver H.
Sunday, October 26 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Minnesota History Center
Learn about the holiday and join the History Center’s annual celebration that features music, folk dancing, puppetry, traditional Mexican games, art workshops, and more.
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.
Monday, October 27 Many Stories, Many Perspectives: A Community Conversation Historic Fort Snelling
The Minnesota Historical Society is committed to transforming Historic Fort Snelling into a compelling international destination that reflects the many stories and perspectives so integral to its hist
Friday, October 31 Fort Snelling's Upper Post: A Walk Through Time Historic Fort Snelling
A hundred years ago Fort Snelling was the size of a small city of 3000 soldiers, officers and civilian workers--a military post bustling with the life, vitality and business of the United States Army.
Saturday, November 1 A Conversation with Teddy Roosevelt Minnesota History Center
WCCO Radios John Williams interviews Clay Jenkinson as Teddy Roosevelt for a fast, furious and funny presentation.
Sunday, November 2 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, November 5 Toys and Tunes with Dan Chouinard and Friends Minnesota History Center
Take a break from your grown up responsibilities as Dan Chouinard and friends, including Maria Jette, Prudence Johnson, Dane Stauffer and Beth Gilleland, transport you back to a time of Saturday morni
Friday, November 7 History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson Minnesota History Center
In the 1790s, often called the "age of passion," rival factions battled over the course of the new republic.
Saturday, November 8 Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration Minnesota History Center
Join in a musical celebration and tribute to the late Dave Ray, one of the great and unsung masters of the American blues revival.
Monday, November 10 History Lounge: Kidnapping Mrs. Piper Minnesota History Center
True crime writer William Swanson will explore the sensational kidnapping of Virginia Piper who was abducted at gun-point from her lakeside home in Orono on a July afternoon in 1972.
Monday, November 10 Seniors in Mind: 1864: An Election Like No Other Minnesota History Center
By the fall of 1864 the outcome of the Civil War hinged as much on the ballot box as the battlefield.
Tuesday, November 11 Split Rock Lighthouse Film and Discussion Minnesota History Center
Join members of the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society for a viewing and discussion of the new film being shown at the Split Rock Lighthouse visitor center.