Annual Easter Egg Hunt and a Chamber Concert at James J. Hill House This April

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Release dated: 
March 12, 2014
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Craig Johnson • James J. Hill House • 651-296-9396 •

Quick facts: 

Place: James J. Hill House
Address: 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN 55102
Phone: 651-297-2555

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and a Chamber Concert at James J. Hill House This April

Celebrate spring with unique programs and events at the James J. Hill House this April.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $6 all ages, $2 discount for MNHS members
Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555.

Easter Egg hunt at James J. Hill House

Celebrate spring at the James J. Hill House with an outdoor egg hunt on the lawn. The hunt is for children ages 2 to 7. Participants can win prizes, enjoy a small snack, hear stories and look around the first floor of the elegant Gilded Age home. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Hill House Chamber Concerts: From Vienna to Buenos Aires

Date: Monday, April 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 adults, $12 college students, $17 for MNHS/Schubert Club members
Reservations: recommended call 651-297-2555.

The Hill House Chamber Players

The Hill House Chamber Players present their 28th season with concerts performed in the restored art gallery of the James J. Hill House. The evening will feature Bach, Violin Sonata in E minor, Bwv1023; Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango for violin and guitar; Gade, Tango Jalousie; and Mozart, String Quintet in C Major, K515. Guest artists include Mary Jo Gothmann, piano and Leslie Shank, violin. Complimentary refreshments are offered during intermission and admission includes a tour of the Hill House following the performance. This event is co-sponsored by the Schubert Club.

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 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.

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