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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, 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).
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).
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 5 Toys and Tunes with Dan Chouinard and Friends Minnesota History Center
Take a break from your grown up responsibilites as Dan Chouinard and friends, including Maria Jette, Prudence Johnson, Dane Stauffer and Beth Gilleland, transport you back to a time of Saturday mornin
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.
Friday, November 7 Baking Memories: White vs. Whole Wheat Mill City Museum
See how history is revealed in food through a baking demonstration focusing on the story behind white and whole wheat flour.
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.
Wednesday, November 12 Give to the Max Day - Minnesota's History of Giving Minnesota History Center
We have a long history of supporting charitable causes here in Minnesota! Please support organizations that matter to you for the sixth annual Give to the Max Day, Nov.