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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

Friday, November 28 Beer for Parents, Toys for All Minnesota History Center
Toys arent just for kids.
Saturday, November 29 Family Playdate! Minnesota History Center
Visit the History Center over the Thanksgiving weekend to view the History Center exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Saturday, November 29 History HiJinx: Thanksgiving Holiday Playdates Minnesota History Center
Visit the History Center over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to view vintage robots in the new History Center exhibit, Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s and then cut, color and add a dash of flash, to cr
Saturday, December 6 History Forum: The Bitter Elections Minnesota History Center
The election of 1824 featured two iconic candidates and ended in a contested result and accusations of crooked backroom deals.
Sunday, December 7 Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend Minnesota History Center
Thank you members! In appreciation, members can show their card to save 20-percent off regularly priced merchandise at the History Center, participating historic site gift stores and online.
Sunday, December 7 AuSM Family Event: Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s and Open House Minnesota History Center
The Minnesota History Center invites Austism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) families to come and explore the exhibits "Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s" and "Open House" during a special sensory viewing.
Thursday, December 11 World War II History Roundtable: Christmas at Bastogne: The German Offensive on Christmas '44 Historic Fort Snelling
Leo Barron and Don Cygan, authors of "No Silent Night," and combat veterans of Bastogne will explore a much-overlooked battle that was a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge.The Harold C.
Saturday, December 13 Teen Toy Takeover! Toys Past and Toys Future Minnesota History Center
The Teen Advisory Council presents a day of retro and futuristic fun. Enjoy toys from the past in our new exhibit and demonstrations of toys of the future created by kids and adults.
Tuesday, December 16 History Lounge: My Grandfathers Knocking Sticks Minnesota History Center
Ojibwe historian Brenda Child will share the stories of daily work, family life and culture on the Red Lake Reservation between World War I and the Depression.
Saturday, December 20 An Eventually Christmas: Holidays at the Mill Mill City Museum
This unique play performed in the museum's Flour Tower elevator ride, features "The Ghost of Mill City Past" guiding an intimate look at the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party.
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 Years Day so visitors can explore Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s before it closes on Jan. 4.