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• 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, January 27 to Tuesday, April 21 History Lounge Minnesota History Center

Join local historians, authors and experts for evening conversations about the history that shapes Minnesota and its people.

Tuesday, January 27 History Lounge: Who Built Our Capitol? Minnesota History Center
Minnesotans may know that Cass Gilbert designed the State Capitol, but very little is known about the men and women who actually built it.
Saturday, January 31 Making History: 1950s Family Day Mill City Museum
Join Wendy Freshman and Kristin Jansson as they lead an apron-making craft and discuss their new book "Making History: Have a Blast with 15 Crafts." Guests can also learn how to make a "mock" apple pi
Saturday, January 31 History Forum: The Cold Warrior Minnesota History Center
As leader of the U.S. fight against the global threat of Soviet Communism, President Dwight D. Eisenhower aimed to contain the Cold War without perverting democracy, either at home or abroad.
Thursday, February 5 Book Launch Celebration for Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota Minnesota History Center
Celebrate the publication of Blues Vision--a groundbreaking collection of incisive prose and powerful poetry by forty-three black writers who educate, inspire, and reveal the unabashed truth.
Sunday, February 8 The Secrets of Slave Songs Minnesota History Center
Join the Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project for a performance that examines slavery, abolition and its legacy in the United States.
Wednesday, February 11 We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey Minnesota History Center
Join Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post Site Manager Travis Zimmerman as he discusses the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring the stories, values and traditions that traveled with
Thursday, February 12 World War II History Roundtable: Italian Struggle: Not the Soft Underbelly Historic Fort Snelling
Tim Brady, author of "A Death in San Pietro," and combat veterans of the Italian Campaign will discuss the brutal fighting of the US operations moving from Salerno toward Rome.The Harold C.
Thursday, February 12 Modern Spirit Exhibit Preview Minnesota History Center
"Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison" showcases the work of one of Minnesotas most important modern artists.
Thursday, February 12 Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Exhibit Preview Minnesota History Center
"Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison" showcases the work of one of Minnesotas most important modern artists.
Saturday, February 14 Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison Minnesota History Center
The first comprehensive retrospective of a key Native American modernist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture that bring together concepts of
Saturday, February 14 Baking Memories: Mill City Bake-Off Challenge Mill City Museum
In true "test kitchen" style, Mill City Museum staff will create an original recipe on-the-spot.
Saturday, February 14 A Homecoming in Honor of George Morrison Minnesota History Center
Explore the life and work of Minnesota artist George Morrison with a panel discussion featuring exhibit curator W.
Saturday, February 14 History Forum: The Age of Edison Minnesota History Center
Many believe that Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb, more than any other invention, marked the arrival of modernity.
Tuesday, February 17 History Lounge: George Morrison, A Life in Art Minnesota History Center
Artist George Morrison lived an epic life, one that took him from northern Minnesota to New York City, and eventually back to the "big water" of his Minnesota homeland in search of his Ojibwe heritage