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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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Sun., May 29
Upper Post Walking Tour Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Discover the history behind the old brick buildings of the Upper Post on a guided walking tour.
Sun., May 29
Death of the Empire Builder Weekend - 100 Year Anniversary James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Learn about the death of James J. Hill during Memorial Day weekend.
Sun., May 29
American Indian Art Market Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
sit on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend to meet American Indian artists as they discuss and demonstrate their art.
Sun., May 29
Memorial Day Weekend Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Historic Fort Snelling for family fun and hands-on learning.
Sun., May 29
Washburn A Mill Tour Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex.
Sun., May 29
Music at the Harkin Store Harkin Store, New Ulm
Enjoy an afternoon with musician Bill Cagley, who plays guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.
Sun., May 29
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.
Mon., May 30
Military History Living Timeline Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Commemorate America's soldiers by interacting with a "living" timeline of American military history.
Mon., May 30
American Indian Art Market Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
sit on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend to meet American Indian artists as they discuss and demonstrate their art.
Mon., May 30
Memorial Day Powwow Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
Enjoy song and dance at this contemporary powwow.
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