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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
Mon., Feb 8
Hill House Chamber Players Concert James J. Hill House
The Hill House Chamber Players perform in the restored art gallery of the James J. Hill House.
Tue., Feb 9
History of Hip: Cities v. Suburbs Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage
What are the challenges and rewards of suburban life, how can cities and suburbs become a more cohesive community?
Tue., Feb 9
History Film Series: Being Hmong Means Being Free Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
The history, culture and identity of Hmong immigrants in the United States, as told through the eyes of 17-year-old Lia Vang.
Wed., Feb 10
Forest History Center: Animals of the North Minnesota History Center
Join site manager Jeff Johns for a lively presentation about new programs featuring Northwoods animals from the Minnesota Zoo.
Wed., Feb 10
Bringing History to the Stage: the Making of George Bonga: Black Voyageur Alexander Ramsey House
"Discover how the History Theatre brings history to the stage in this intimate program in the Ramsey House parlor.
Thu., Feb 11
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Fri., Feb 12
Fri., Feb 12
Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love Alexander Ramsey House
Learn about the world of Victorian courtship in this special Valentine's Day-themed program.
Sat., Feb 13
History Chef - Valentine's Day Cookies for Kids Alexander Ramsey House
Children can roll up their sleeves and help bake Valentine's Day cookies from one of Mrs. Ramsey's recipes.
Sat., Feb 13
Topics on Family History: Citizenship: Law, Process and Records Gale Family Library
Learn about citizenship laws and records and how that information can help family history research.
Sat., Feb 13
Be My Valentine Family Day Minnesota History Center
Learn surprising customs about romance from around the world.
Sat., Feb 13
Washburn A Mill Tour Mill City Museum
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex.
Sat., Feb 13
Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball North West Company Fur Post
Enjoy an evening of early 19th-century entertainment with a lively country dance.
Sun., Feb 14
Victorian Poetry Slam James J. Hill House
Celebrate Valentine’s Day the old fashioned way by enjoying classic 19th century poetry in the elegant drawing room of the James