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Holiday Traditions

Dec 22 9:00 - 11:00 am | Minneapolis

Bake a holiday treat and learn about different holiday traditions in Minneapolis and the people who brought them here in a special parent-child workshop.


Sat., Dec 22
Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Sun., Dec 23
Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Wed., Dec 26
History Hound Hijinx: Winter Break
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Dec 27
History Hound Hijinx: Winter Break
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Fri., Dec 28
History Hound Hijinx: Winter Break
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

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Featured Exhibits

Somalis+Minnesota Now on View, Minnesota History Center
Now On View Minnesota History Center The 1968 Exhibit
Charles Beck, an artist for all seasons, now on view, Minnesota History Center.
Then Now Wow, Now on View, Minnesota History Center
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Shop the MNHS Holiday Catalog

Browse our holiday selection of MNHS Press books and unique gifts for history lovers.

New from MNHS Press

Thank You for Shopping

Relive the glory days of retail—when a trip to the department store was a special occasion—with nostalgic stories and vintage photos and ads.  

 

Featured MNopedia Article

Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post

Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post debuted its services as a general store for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in 1918.

History Matters

Revitalize Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization

Governor Dayton signed a bonding bill on May 30, 2018, which includes $15 million for the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling and $8 million for statewide historic sites asset preservation. MNHS thanks Governor Dayton and the legislature for this critical funding, and is grateful for the broad support received from Minnesotans.

Collections Item of the Day

This Season's Greetings window card was created by the Minnesota Milk Company. Sadly, it is undated. The Minnesota Milk Company started in 1913 and was bought by Old Home in 1956.

Storied

 Prince Before the Rain

Prince: Before the Rain

Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. 

Gale Family Library

Tastes Like Fall: Recipes and Cookbooks at the Library

Come browse our comprehensive collection of Minnesota cookbooks for the perfect recipe for your November feasts.