December 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits

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October 9, 2019
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December 2019 Events, Programs & Exhibits

Sunday, December 1, 2019

A WWI Christmas
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
1620 Lindbergh Dr. S. Little Falls, MN 56345
Experience what Christmas was like for the Lindberghs during World War I. Meet costumed interpreters and learn about early 20th-century holiday traditions and the challenges wartime presented. Learn about the impact of food rationing, create a Christmas decoration to take home, and write a note or draw a picture for a soldier as Charles Lindbergh might have done. Notes will be distributed to current Minnesota service members at Camp Ripley in time for the holidays.
Visitors are encouraged to explore the gallery exhibits in the visitor center and shop for holiday items in the gift store.
Nov 29-Dec 1, Dec. 6-8 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors, veterans/active military, college students, $6 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
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Thanksgiving Break: Brickmania First Ave
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
View a scale model of First Avenue built of Legos by Brickmania and then help assemble Lego portraits of legendary First Avenue performers.
Nov. 29-Dec 1, 2019, Noon - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

A Victorian Christmas
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875 and discover how the Ramsey family and their friends, neighbors, and servants prepared for and celebrated the season. During this guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood-burning stove, listen to popular holiday music of the era played on the family's 1875 Steinway grand piano, and view original family ornaments and Christmas gifts. Be sure to stop in the Carriage House gift store for replica Victorian ornaments and holiday items.
Tours run 60 minutes and leave every 15 minutes. Last tour leaves at 3:30 pm.
Nov 29-Dec 29, 2019, Thurs-Sat. 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Sun. Noon - 4:30 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active military, and college students, $8 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under, MNHS members save 20%
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Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Get in the holiday spirit with a guided tour and learn about Christmas traditions for the Hill family and their servants. Guides bring visitors through the basement, first and second floors while sharing family stories and memories, including Mrs. Hill's lavish seven-course holiday meal in 1910, how the servants kept their own holiday traditions, and family stories and memories that still resonate today.
Tours run 60 minutes with the last tour time at 3:30 pm.
Nov. 27-Dec. 29, 2019 2019, Wed-Fri. 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, Sun. 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17, age 4 and under free, MNHS members save 20%
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

First Tuesdays/First Avenue: VJ Night with DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission Music
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
December is for dancing! Head to the History Center's third floor for an evening of First Avenue-inspired music and videos from DJ Jake Rudh of The Current and Transmission Music. Rudh is known locally for his versatile catalog and popular Transmission dance nights at First Avenue. The first Tuesday of each month during the run of the exhibit First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom, celebrate with DJs, dance nights, micro shows, trivia games, and insider conversations with the musicians who played and the staff that made it all possible.
Tue., Dec 3, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Victorian Christmas Traditions Tours
Comstock House
506 Eighth St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
Explore the Victorian origins of many of today's Christmas traditions with a special tour of the Comstock House. The house will be decorated with Christmas trees, stockings by the fire, mistletoe, and holiday lights. At the end of the tour, enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.
Tours leave at 5:30, 7, and 8:30 pm and are limited to 12 people per tour.
Dec. 5 & 19, 2019, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10/$5 MNHS and HCSCC members

First Thursday Films: "Amazing Grace" Film Screening
North Community High School
1500 James Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411
Each month from September through March, watch a different thought-provoking film and engage in community discussion afterward around topics in history that resonate today. The December film features the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as she records the most successful gospel album of all time, "Amazing Grace." This never-before-seen footage was captured in 1972 at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles's Watts neighborhood. This screening is a part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films exploring Black culture and experience. Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, Black Cinema aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding.
This film series is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, and the Capri Theater. This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Thu., Dec 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Friday, December 6, 2019

Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Carol
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
See a unique twist on a holiday favorite in the lavish setting of the historic James J. Hill House. This reimagining of Victorian classics takes its inspiration from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens. Holmes is in a very Scrooge-like state three years following the death of his nemesis Professor Moriarty. While Watson's efforts to draw him out prove unsuccessful, a visit from the spirit of Moriarty warns of Holmes' damnation and heralds the coming of three more spirits who are charged with his salvation. "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol" is written by John Longenbaugh and directed by Joe Hendren. This production is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Dec. 6-212019, Fri-Sun. 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
$36, $28 seniors (65+), students with ID, and MNHS members
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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Family Food Frolic Workshop: Gingerbread Farm
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Spend time with family and friends while building a gingerbread farm in this two-hour workshop. Make a holiday farm scene by building a barn and other structures out of prebaked gingerbread, use frosting to "glue" the pieces together, then make and decorate gingersnap farm animal cookies to populate your farmyard.
All materials are supplied. Fee is per gingerbread farm. This program is for families with children ages 6-14. One adult per child under age 10 must attend.
Sat., Dec 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$60 per gingerbread kit/MNHS members save 20%
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Christmas in the Logging Camp Family Day
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76 Grand Rapids, MN 55744|
North Woods No. 1, the Forest History Center's recreated 1900s logging camp, comes to life under a blanket of snow during this yearly event. Join the logging camp crew as they get ready to celebrate Christmas. Enjoy sleigh rides, hot chocolate, cider, and more. Plus, bring a camera to get your picture taken with Santa.
Dec 7 & 14, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Christmas Saturdays
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Go at your own pace and explore the James J. Hill House on a self-guided tour to see how the Hill family and their servants prepared for the holidays. Visit the first, second, and third floors of the mansion and engage with staff who will share the history of the home. This program includes a hands-on activity for children. Last entry is at 3:30 pm.
Dec 7-28, Saturdays 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
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"Our Home: Native Minnesota" Exhibit Opening
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Visit the Minnesota History Center for a Saturday of activities to open the new exhibit Our Home: Native Minnesota. Explore the exhibit and learn about Minnesota's Native communities, including stories of survival, resistance, and resilience that offer hope for the future. Visitors can enjoy acoustic music with Mitch Walking Elk, hoop dance performances by the Sampson Brothers, demonstrations of birch-bark biting artwork with Denise Lajimodiere, and traditional games like kansu kutepi (dice game), tasiha (ring and pin) and cankawacipi (spinning tops) with Jeremy Red Eagle.
Opening Weekend activities for Our Home: Native Minnesota is supported by major sponsor, U.S. Bank, and associate sponsors 3M and Ecolab. Our Home: Native Minnesota is made possible in part by the Legacy Amendment through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Sat., Dec 7, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest Winners
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Get inspired for holiday baking with an afternoon of activities celebrating the winner and finalists in the Star Tribune's annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest. Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune kicks off the day in the Baking Lab with a presentation about the cookie contest, how it is judged, and what makes a great holiday cookie. Taste samples of the winning recipes and enjoy hot cider and coffee from 1-3 pm. Vote for your favorite cookie to help select a winner for the visitor's choice award, which will be announced at 3 pm. Each year readers submit their favorite holiday cookie recipes with the winners and finalists announced in the December 5 Star Tribune Taste section.
Sat., Dec 7, 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Pillsbury A Mill Tour
A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 Main St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
The Pillsbury A Mill, constructed in 1881, was once the largest and most advanced flour mill in the world. Go on a guided tour of the former milling complex, including the rooftop deck and the basement waterpower facilities, and discover the story of this National Historic Landmark, now home to the A-Mill Artist Lofts. Highlights include the largest and best-preserved waterpower system in Minneapolis, with views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft through a glass floor. Guests will discover how the building functioned during the flour milling era, see the architectural highlights of the recently completed A-Mill Artist Lofts built within the historic mill buildings, and learn about the new hydroelectric plant that helps to power the complex.
This tour is presented in partnership with A-Mill Artist Lofts. The tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately-paced walking indoors and outdoors with some uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Sun., Dec 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

World War II Round Table: Relief in the Bulge - The 7th Armor Division Counterattack, 75th Anniversary
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Dr. Greg Fontenot, author of Loss and Redemption at St. Vith, and veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will discuss the defense and disputed aspects of intelligence and final victory. Starting at 6 pm before the program, students can participate in informal conversations with the author and veterans on the program topic. The Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table brings together authors, historians, and WWII veterans to discuss the history of the conflict and to share the stories of those who lived through it. 
Tue., Dec 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

History Lounge: "The Relentless Business of Treaties"
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
The story of "western expansion" is fraught with US government agents who, through duplicity and force, persuaded Native Americans to sign treaties that gave away their rights to the land. But there is a deeper story of the land speculators, bureaucrats, missionaries, and politicians who used treaties to forcibly remove indigenous Minnesotans and clear a path for the relentless pursuit of their own interests and ambitions. Join Martin Case, MNHS Press author of The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became US Property, to explore the history of treaties between the US government and Native American people.
Tue., Dec 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Don Irwin Holiday Concert
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
Renowned pianist Don Irwin brings his annual holiday concert to the James J. Hill House, featuring holiday classics and favorite requests.
Dec 12 & 13, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$28.50. For tickets, call Marian at 651-489-5771

Friday, December 13, 2019

An "Eventually" Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ride the Flour Tower elevator as it moves from floor to floor for each scene of this comic and heartwarming theatrical performance guided by the Ghost of Mill City Past. Based on true stories of the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party culled from the pages of the employee newspaper, The Eventually News, the show ranges from romance and danger to the origin of the company's marketing slogan, "Eventually—Why Not Now?" Witness Celia and Otto's rocky romance, thrill to the ingenious inventions of marketing mastermind Benjamin S. Bull, and experience the awesome sweeping power of Bill Smith.
After the play, enjoy refreshments and holiday cheer in the museum's Baking Lab, followed by time to explore the museum's exhibit gallery. This production is written by comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw, directed by Laura Salveson, and stars a cast of professional Twin Cities actors.
The show is recommended for age 8 and up.
Dec 12-15 2019, every hour starting at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$20 adults, $18 seniors, $16 age 18 and under, MNHS members save 20%. $2 off regular adult admission with Fringe Festival button.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Bake a holiday treat and learn about different holiday traditions in Minneapolis and the people who brought them here in a special workshop for families. Participants will craft a traditional Swedish recipe from the MNHS Press book Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions and explore holiday traditions from a variety of nationalities through photographs, artifacts, samples, and sharing stories. Families will take home recipes and the treats they baked.
In addition, each registered family group will receive a Better Batter Bowl as a free gift, courtesy of Nordic Ware. This workshop is for ages 6 to 14 with an accompanying adult. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
Dec 14, 15, 22 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$27 adults, $25 seniors, $23 ages 6-17, MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission. Adult participants must be accompanied by a child with a limit of two children (age 6-14) per adult.
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History Forum: A History of White Women & White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era with Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
How did white women in the South help maintain the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow from the 1920s to 1970s? Examine how a history of their grassroots actions upholding white over black helped shape the politics of white supremacy with Professor Elizabeth Gillespie McRae. Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is the Sossomon Associate Professor in the history department at Western Carolina University and author of Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy.
The History Forum series unpacks the history behind today’s headlines. Join six national scholars of American history as they explore the history that helps us understand and unravel the issues we face right now. Attend, engage, and draw your own conclusions.
Sat., Dec 14, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$16 for individual tickets, $84 for series tickets, MNHS members save 20%
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Birch Bark Ornament Workshop
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr. Onamia, MN 56359
Create miniature ornaments from birch bark to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A minimum of five participants is required. Registration is required three days prior to the workshop.
Dec 14 & 15, 2019, Noon - 4:00 pm
$40/MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members save 20%, $15 supply fee
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Christmas on the Farm Tour
Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd. Elk River, MN 55330
Experience 19th-century preparations for a simple holiday celebration like Oliver Kelley and his family had. On this 90-minute guided tour, visitors will walk to the historic Kelley Farm to meet farm animals and explore the historic house. Discover how farm families and their animals coped with the shorter days and colder temperatures, and enjoy snippets of period literature while helping prepare for the upcoming holiday. Refreshments and holiday treats from different eras will be served in the visitor center following the tour.
Dec 14 & 15 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm & 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
$15/MNHS members save 20%, age 4 and under free
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Christmas with the Comstocks
Comstock House
506 Eighth St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at the historic Comstock House, which will be decorated for the holidays. Learn about the Christmas customs of the Comstock family and other Victorian traditions. Play Victorian parlor games, listen to live music, and enjoy hot cocoa and holiday treats. Additional parking is available in the First Congregational United Church of Christ's lot, 406 8th St. S., Moorhead.
Sat., Dec 14, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Included with $5-7 site admission/MNHS and HCSCC members free

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Washburn A Mill Tour
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A guide will take visitors into the building's many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years, and the many changes to the building over time. This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its nonpublic spaces.
Tour highlights include:

  • The dramatic story of the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion, and the other dangers that mill workers faced on a daily basis
  • "The Octopus," a large machine that directed wheat into nine storage bins
  • The Humphrey Manlift, a vertical conveyor belt that carried workers from floor to floor
  • The Rail Corridor where hundreds of boxcars arrived each day to unload wheat and carry away flour
  • Millstone plaza, originally paved with retired millstones and the location for lunchtime concerts by the Washburn-Crosby employee band in the 1920s
  • Evidence of the three major fires that have damaged the building in 1878, 1928, and 1991
  • The East Engine House, once home to a two-story steam engine, has been remodeled into two classrooms, while preserving the original railroad car pulling machinery

The tour includes no more than 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Dec 21 & 28 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$18/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission
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Friday, December 27, 2019

A New Year Celebration
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Celebrate the New Year with food, music, dancing, and games at this Victorian-inspired special event. Explore the Ramsey House with family and friends and participate in hands-on activities on all three floors. Try a variety of 19th-century parlor games and dances and listen (and sing along) to popular songs of the era played on the 1872 Steinway grand piano. Sample holiday cakes, puddings, and other treats, freshly baked from the wood-burning stove. Come early to explore the Carriage House gift store, which features authentic Victorian-era reproduction ornaments and gifts.
Fri., Dec 27, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 adults, $18 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%
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Ongoing Exhibits

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul

Closes May 3, 2020 

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom
Since 1970, the club now known as First Avenue and 7th Street Entry has been at the heart of the Minnesota music scene. The First Avenue exhibit takes you inside the sights, sounds, and stories of this landmark venue that put Minnesota music on the map. Meet the musicians, the staff, and the regulars—and look back at how the scene has evolved over five decades. The exhibit draws from the MNHS Press book "First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom” by Chris Riemenschneider. Find out more.
This exhibit is made possible in part by our presenting sponsor, Baird. Media sponsorship provided by Star Tribune and The Current.

Closes May 3, 2020 Prince: Before the Rain
Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu helped shape the icon we know today as Prince. As Prince’s personal photographer and friend from the late 1970s into the early 1980s, he worked closely with the artist, helping to transform Prince from rising star to super stardom. Through it all, Beaulieu had access to the musician that few photographers have had, before or since.
Based on the new MNHS Press photography book, Prince: Before the Rain by Allen Beaulieu, visitors to this exhibit can view 50 digital prints, including the album covers of Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999, promotional photos of Prince and The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, and other artists, as well as rare behind-the-scenes candids. 
Opens Dec. 7, 2019 Our Home: Native Minnesota
Learn about Native communities in Minnesota, including stories of survival, resiliency, and adaptation.Native Americans—Dakota, Ojibwe, as well as people from other tribal nations—have dwelled in this area for thousands of years and still live in here today. This exhibit shares their stories, enduring presence, and deep connection to the land.
View historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and artifacts — and learn how Native people have retained cultural practices, teachings and values, and an essential connection to home.
“Our Home: Native Minnesota” is made possible in part by the Legacy Amendment through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
Major support is also being provided by the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, the George Family Foundation, the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation, the Hardenbergh Foundation, and Lucy Rosenberry Jones and James Johnson with additional support from the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, Thomas J. Arneson, the Athwin Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, Alta Marie Oben, and the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation.


Then Now Wow
Designed primarily for children, visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring Minnesota’s distinctive places from the prairies and forests to the cities. Along the way, they'll meet the people who have made their homes here. Step inside a prairie sod house; board a Twin Cities streetcar; don a headlamp to venture underground in an Iron Range mine; hitch a ride on a boxcar; sit in a modern tipi; and encounter artifacts and images unique to Minnesota’s diverse people and historic events.
“Then Now Wow” is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. Find out more.


Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom
Explore interactive displays and innovative multimedia experiences that reveal the lives and stories of the men and women who came of age during the Depression and World War II and went on to create the postwar “boom.” The exhibition relies substantially on first-person narratives drawn from oral history interviews, published memoirs, reminiscences and letters. Find out more.


Weather Permitting
Minnesotans learn to cope with extreme temperatures, watch for signs of storms and generally enjoy the outdoors, whether boating on a summer’s day, skiing down a hill or snowmobiling across snowdrifts. Visit the multimedia tornado exhibit, “Get to the Basement,” named the best museum exhibit in the Twin Cities by City Pages. Find out more.

Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis 

Closes March 29, 2020

"My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall's Story"
Explore artwork by internationally acclaimed artist Gaylord Schanilec that tells the story of the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River (known as Owanmniyomni in Dakota and St. Anthony Falls in English) and the changes it has witnessed over 12,000 years. 
Making prints with materials collected along the riverbank, Schanilec creates works of art that show the progression of the waterfall over thousand of years from present-day St. Paul to its current location, 15 miles upriver in downtown Minneapolis.
The exhibit features images of Schanilec's artwork from the new MNHS Press book "My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall's Story" by author John Coy.

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia 

Closes Oct. 31, 2020

One Hundred Years of Healing: The Ojibwe Jingle Dress Dance Tradition
The global influenza epidemic that killed millions of people worldwide in 1918-19, including thousands of North American Indians and Alaska Natives, was the tragic inspiration behind a revolutionary new tradition of healing that emerged in Ojibwe communities of the United States and Canada, the jingle dress dance. Through photographs, oral tradition, and a display of jingle dresses from the MNHS collections, visitors will learn about the jingle dress dance and how its origin can be traced to the Mille Lacs Ojibwe.
The exhibit commemorates the epidemic and the 100th anniversary of the jingle dress dance. It is being developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of American Studies and the Mille Lacs Ojibwe community.