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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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Tue., May 31
Pine City Memory Cafe North West Company Fur Post, Pine City
Share your stories and socialize with others with memory loss in a historic setting.
Wed., Jun 1
Yoga on the Lawn Comstock House, Moorhead
Thu., Jun 2
Local History Workshop Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead
This year’s Local History Workshops focus on sharpening writing skills for those looking to share and preserve their history.
Thu., Jun 2
Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take a guided walking tour of St. Anthony Falls and learn about the history and future of water power.
Thu., Jun 2
Grants Office Open House Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
The MN Heritage Preservation Grants Office hosts an open house at the Minnesota History Center on the first Thursday of each mon
Fri., Jun 3
Local History Workshop Cokato Museum, Cokato
This year’s Local History Workshops focus on sharpening writing skills for those looking to share and preserve their history.
Sat., Jun 4
Tipi Life and Dakota Culture Lower Sioux Agency, Morton
Enjoy learning about tipi customs, construction and items found inside a tipi.
Sat., Jun 4
Neighborhood Secrets Walking Tour: The Creative Enterprise Zone WestRock Paper, St. Paul
Neighborhood Secrets Walking Tours go deep with a neighborhood guide on the businesses, flavors and personalities of an area.
Sat., Jun 4
Farm Animal Weekend Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
A weekend exploring all the different farm animals from sheep-shearing to oxen doing field work.
Sat., Jun 4
Living History - Meet the Lindberghs Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls
Tours featuring costumed characters portraying what life was like for Charles Lindbergh growing up on a farm during the World War I.
Sat., Jun 4
War of 1812 Family Day North West Company Fur Post, Pine City
Learn about voyageurs' role in the War of 1812.
Sat., Jun 4
Sat., Jun 4
Kid Crafts: Corn Husk Dolls Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
Learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home.
Sat., Jun 4
Storytelling on the Porch Historic Forestville, Preston
Take a guided tour of the Meighan store then head to the porch for 19th century childrenOs stories.
Sat., Jun 4
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.