Events

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day: "Decoration Day" in Minnesota during WWII

Come out to spend Memorial Day at Historic Fort Snelling and experience how Minnesota celebrated “Decoration Day” in the 1940s.
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Historic Fort Snelling, Saint Paul

Memorial Day Powwow

Join us for a traditional powwow to honor our veterans.
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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
  • Family
  • Native American

Thursday, May 30

Minnesota History Center Free Thursday Nights in May Sponsored by Donaldson Company

Enjoy free admission and free parking at the Minnesota History Center every Thursday night in May from 4:00-8:00pm, courtesy of Donaldson Company.
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Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
  • Family

Friday, May 31

Spirits Dancing: A Night Sky Immersive Experience

Become inspired to build a relationship with the night sky.
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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia
  • Lectures & Talks
  • Native American

Saturday, June 1

Sunrise Tour: 10,000 Years Ago Today in Minnesota

This tour will be accompanied by a discussion of the archaeology of the earliest people of the Midwest and the climatic and environmental conditions they would have faced in this era.
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Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
  • Tours

Games That Save Our Ways

Join us for an immersive exploration of Ojibwe language, culture, and history through the lens of gaming!
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Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
  • Family

Historic Riverfront Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront.
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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
  • Tours

Three Sisters Garden Planting

Join us in our annual garden planting!
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Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey
  • Family

Wednesday, June 5

Great Northern Forest History Tour

Take a 90-minute, horse-drawn trolley tour narrated by interpreters.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Single Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Tandem Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Thursday, June 6

Great Northern Forest History Tour

Take a 90-minute, horse-drawn trolley tour narrated by interpreters.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Single Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Tandem Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Free Thursday Nights at the History Center

Visit the Minnesota History Center on a Thursday night from 4 pm-8 pm, and get FREE admission and parking!
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Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
  • Family

"The Blackening" Film Screening

First Thursday Films

The Capri Theater's premiere Northside movie series continues in 2024 with another slate of films worthy of your attention and time...

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2027 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Music, Films, Performances

Friday, June 7

Great Northern Forest History Tour

Take a 90-minute, horse-drawn trolley tour narrated by interpreters.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Single Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Tandem Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Theater of Public Policy: Queer Spaces, Twin Cities Places

Join the Theater of Public Policy and Mill City Museum in celebrating the Going Out, Coming In exhibit
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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
  • Lectures & Talks
  • Music, Films, Performances

Saturday, June 8

Interpreter Guided Tour

Join an interpreter on a guided tour and hear stories of people who lived in Forestville.
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Historic Forestville, Preston
  • Tours

Great Northern Forest History Tour

Take a 90-minute, horse-drawn trolley tour narrated by interpreters.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Single Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Mississippi River Kayak Adventure: Tandem Kayak

Take a guided kayak tour of the Mississippi River.
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Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
  • Tours

Summer Family Days

Bring the whole family to Historic Fort Snelling for a specially planned day of family-friendly activities.
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Historic Fort Snelling, Saint Paul
  • Family