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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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Sat., Jun 25
Inside the Summit Avenue Mansions of Clarence Johnston Germanic-American Institute, St. Paul
A rare look at the gracious interior spaces of some of Clarence Johnston's finest commissions on Summit Avenue.
Sat., Jun 25
Tipi Life and Dakota Culture Lower Sioux Agency, Morton
Enjoy learning about tipi customs, construction and items found inside a tipi.
Sat., Jun 25
Children's Day Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
A day of tours geared for children and free admission for ages 17 and under!
Sat., Jun 25
Arrowheads & Stone Tools Day North West Company Fur Post, Pine City
See the process of making arrowheads from stone.
Sat., Jun 25
Butter Making Day Historic Forestville, Preston
Step back into 1899 and observe costumed guides as they complete the weekly task of butter churning.
Sat., Jun 25
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.
Sat., Jun 25
Birch Bark Basket Workshop Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
Learn how to store and work with birch bark in this one-day workshop.
Sat., Jun 25
Soldier One-Day Camp Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Sat., Jun 25
Washburn A Mill Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building.
Sat., Jun 25
Inside the Summit Avenue Mansions of Clarence Johnston Germanic-American Institute, St. Paul
A rare look at the gracious interior spaces of some of Clarence Johnston's finest commissions on Summit Avenue.
Sat., Jun 25
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.
Sat., Jun 25
A New Look at the Carvings Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
Explore the rock face in barefeet to see some of the newly uncovered petroglyphs that are located away from the regular path.
Sun., Jun 26
Disasters of the Riverfront Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls milling district and learn about some of the most tragic disasters in Minnesota history.
Sun., Jun 26
Carver Creek Bluegrass Harkin Store, New Ulm
Join Carver Creek Bluegrass, a family band of five siblings from Carver, Minnesota, for an afternoon of music.
Sun., Jun 26
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.