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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

Sunday, December 21 Holiday Toy Drive Minnesota History Center
Bring the joy of the holidays to a child.
Saturday, December 27 Kwanzaa Family Day Minnesota History Center
Join family and friends in this annual African-American celebration.
Sunday, December 28 History Center Holidays Minnesota History Center
On Monday, Dec. 29 the History Center galleries, stores and cafe will be open for special holiday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, December 29 History Center Open Monday Dec. 29 Minnesota History Center
Explore the History Center this holiday season with special hours. Bring the family to see Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s and Then Now Wow, the history exhibit designed for kids.
Thursday, January 1 New Year's Day at the History Center Minnesota History Center
Due to popular demand, the History Center is opening its doors on New Year's Day so visitors can explore Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s before it closes on Jan. 4.
Sunday, January 4 Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis Minnesota History Center
From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis.
Sunday, January 4 Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s Minnesota History Center
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels.The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 60s and 70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid.
Sunday, January 4 History HiJinx: Robot Mania! Minnesota History Center
In the years following World War II, space travel and technology drove the popularity of robots, with characters like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers hitting the scene.
Thursday, January 8 World War II History Roundtable: The Myth of the German Offensive: Success That Led to Failure Historic Fort Snelling
John Mosier, author of "The Blitzkrieg Myth," and combat veterans of the Eastern European Front will show the flaws in the German offensive tactics that eventually failed.The Harold C.
Saturday, January 10 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.
Tuesday, January 13 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES:Stewardess by Kira Obolensky Minnesota History Center
A new play about the Northwest Airlines stewardess who challenged the status quo and went sky-high with the fight for gender equality in the workplace.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportuni
Wednesday, January 14 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Highwaymen by Josh Wilder Minnesota History Center
A new drama about the politics and controversy surrounding the construction of I-94 through St. Pauls Rondo Neighborhood.
Friday, January 16 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Ernest and the Bull by Kevin Kautzman Minnesota History Center
A new drama about Hemingway's final days at the Mayo Clinic as he wrestles with fading memory, declining health, and what might be his ultimate writer's block.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important
Saturday, January 17 History Theatre Presents: RAW STAGES: Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene by Alan Berks Minnesota History Center
A new musical-theater piece about the legendary 80s scene in Minneapolis.The RAW STAGES Festival is an important opportunity for new works to take their first brave steps from the page to the stage, i
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.