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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 1
Spring on the Farm Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Spring is on the way, and the Oliver Kelley Farm is starting to come alive.
Sun., May 1
Egg Coffee and Newtons Harkin Store, New Ulm
Celebrate the Harkin Store opening for the season by enjoying a hot cup of egg coffee made on the original stove.
Sun., May 1
Spicy Masala Chai Dance Show Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
The top-selling, family-friendly show in the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival returns to the stage at the History Center.
Sun., May 1
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 2
Hill House Chambers Players Concert James J. Hill House, St. Paul
The Hill House Chamber Players perform in the restored art gallery of the James J. Hill House.
Tue., May 3
All Lines Lead to Minnesota, Smallest Museum in St. Paul Workhorse Coffee Bar, St. Paul, Minnesota
View an exhibit of "Draw My Life" videos created by MNHS' Teen Advisory Council.
Tue., May 3
Tours for People with Memory Loss: A Wedding at the Hill House James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers.
Tue., May 3
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Welcome newcomers to Saint Paul at this happy hour event!
Thu., May 5
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
Thu., May 5
Documentary Film Series: The Trouble with Bread Traverse des Sioux, St. Peter
Thu., May 5
Pillsbury Hall and the Legacy of Architect Harvey Ellis Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
A lecture about Harvey Ellis and his contributions to architecture in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Sat., May 7
Mother's Day Weekend Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Explore the Kelley Farm as it springs to life on Mother's Day Weekend.
Sat., May 7
Flowers and Birds of Forestville Walking Tour Historic Forestville, Preston
Go on a one-mile guided walking tour along old Sand Bank Road to spot spring wildflowers and birds.
Sat., May 7
Kid Crafts: Dream Catchers Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
Learn how to weave a dream catcher to take home.
Sat., May 7
Summit Avenue Walking Tour James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Stroll down Summit Avenue and learn the history and stories behind this historic boulevard.