Minnesota History Center

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  • Fees: $12 adults, $10 seniors, veterans/active mlitary, and college students, and $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members. Museum admission is free Tuesdays 3-8 p.m. Library use is free to the public.


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  • One block NE of the Cathedral of St. Paul at Kellogg and John Ireland Blvds. On-site parking ($5). GPS: 44.9482,-93.1054

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  • Open Tues 10 am -8 pm, Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun noon–5 pm. Open Monday holidays year-round.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. "Somalis + Minnesota" Exhibit

    "Somalis + Minnesota" Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000

    From artists to elected officials to teachers and other professionals, members of the Somali community shape--and are shaped by--the fabric of daily life in Minnesota. This exhibit will showcase the history of the first Somali immigrants who arrived in Minnesota in the 1960s and their community today, highlighting their culturally rooted values like hospitality, family bonds and interdependence. This exhibit is being developed in partnership with the Somali Museum of Minnesota.

  2. Original St. Paul Walking Tour

    Original St. Paul Walking Tour

    187 Western Ave
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000

    Explore the delightful peculiarities of West 7th Street, St. Paul's original neighborhood. Discover hidden gems of St. Paul architecture along the twisting side streets, and dive into the stories of the veterans, entrepreneurs, opportunists, and German, Italian, and Czech immigrants who lived and worked in the Capital City's first neighborhood.

    This tour begins at St. Stanislaus Church includes two hours of moderately paced walking on uneven terrain.

  3. Queer St. Paul Walking Tour

    Queer St. Paul Walking Tour

    Wabash St. and Kellogg Blvd.
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000

    Walk in the same footsteps as Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Oscar Wilde. Stand on the site of the city's earliest-known gay bar. Find out where two transgender pioneers made history simply by seeing a movie, and which building has housed seven queer bars and a bathhouse annex since 1977.

    This tour is curated by Stewart Van Cleve, author of "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota." It includes about two hours of moderately paced walking on uneven terrain.

  4. The 1968 Exhibit

    The 1968 Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000

    The social forces that swirled through the turbulent 1960s crested in 1968. It was a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war. This popular exhibit returns to Minnesota after touring the nation.

    This exhibit is created by the Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California.

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