Minnesota and its Waterways Focus of James J. Hill House Exhibit to Open Oct. 26

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Release dated: 
October 2, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Craig Johnson • James J. Hill House • 651-296-9396 • craig.johnson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Exhibit: Minnesota Waters: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Dates: Oct. 26, 2013 - April 27, 2014
Place: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN 55102
Cost: $2 for gallery only admission or free with a tour, $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 651-297-2555
Email: hillhouse@mnhs.org
Website: www.mnhs.org/hillhouse

Minnesota and its Waterways Focus of James J. Hill House Exhibit to Open Oct. 26


“Minnesota Waters: Selections from the Permanent Collection” will be on view, Oct. 26 - April 27, 2014, at the James J. Hill House. Admission is $2 for the gallery only, or free with the cost of a house tour at $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

This exhibition explores the historic relationship between the people of Minnesota and its waterways. Originally presented at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona earlier this year, the exhibition features 19th and early 20th century works. Some of the prominent historical artists in the exhibit include Seth Eastman, Francis Jaques, Ferdinand Reichardt (pictured above) and Adolf Dehn; and contemporary Minnesotans in the exhibit include Fred Anderson and Mary Jo Van Dell.

About the James J. Hill House

Completed in 1891, the Gilded Age mansion was the residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. The home is located one-half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Avenue. It is open for regular tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.