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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

Tue., Jun 30
Pig's Eye Landing Concert Minnesota History Center
Take in the vibrant rhythms of Minnesota's multicultural community at free outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July and August.
Tue., Jun 30
Nooks and Crannies Tour James J. Hill House
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the back staircases, dust chutes, silver vault and more on this tour of the Hill House.
Tue., Jun 30
Washington Avenue Pub Crawl Mill City Museum
Discover Minneapolis' rich history and satisfy your thirst with a history pub crawl along Washington Avenue.
Thu., Jul 2
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of St. Anthony Falls, with rare access to an operating power plant, and learn about the history and future of waterpower in the region.
Sat., Jul 4
Living History: Meet the Lindberghs Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls
Costumed characters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors will provide insights into Lindbergh's life.
Sat., Jul 4
America's Flags Fort Ridgely, Fairfax
Learn about the history of Old Glory and how the current flag came to be the symbol of the United States.
Sat., Jul 4
Independence Day Celebration Historic Fort Snelling
Celebrate our nation's independence with activities that showcase what life was like in the early 1800s.
Sat., Jul 4
Farmer's Fourth of July Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Bring a picnic lunch and celebrate the Farmer's Fourth of July with animal antics, 19th-century lawn games, oratory and debate.
Sat., Jul 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Celebrate July 4 on the riverfront with a visit to Mill City Museum and the Minneapolis Red, White and Boom fireworks celebration.
Sat., Jul 4
Dream Catchers Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Learn how to weave a dream catcher to take home.
Sat., Jul 4
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Take a tour of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, named one of America's "Great Streets."
Sat., Jul 4
Civil War, 1861 Alexander Ramsey House, Saint Paul
Discover why 1861 was an important year for the United States and for the Ramsey family.
Sat., Jul 4
1899 Independence Day Celebration Historic Forestville
Experience Independence Day as it was celebrated in Historic Forestville in 1899.
Sat., Jul 4
American Indian Survival Skills Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
Explore early American Indian survival skills with hands-on activities.
Sat., Jul 4
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future.