Love is in the Air at MNHS Historic Sites This Valentine’s Day

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Release dated: 
January 27, 2016
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Love is in the Air at MNHS Historic Sites This Valentine’s Day

MNHS historic sites and museums are offering several events to add some history to Valentine's Day weekend. For visitors looking to do something with the kids, the Minnesota History Center will celebrate romance traditions from around the world at Be My Valentine Family Day. Or head to Alexander Ramsey House for History Chef where children can help make Mrs. Ramsey’s sugar cookies.

On the more romantic side, Ramsey After Dark will delve into love in the Victorian age, and James J. Hill House will host Victorian Poetry Slam, a night of 19th century poems from Longfellow to Dickinson. And visitors can enjoy a night of dancing and music during Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball at North West Company Fur Post.

The Minnesota History Center museum stores also have unique Minnesota-made gifts for loved ones and will offer a 10 percent discount on jewelry and chocolate February 2-14.

Visit the MNHS calendar for a full list of Valentine’s Day events.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS 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, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.