Minnesota History Center

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  • Fees: $12 adults, $10 seniors 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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  • 345 Kellogg Blvd. W in St. Paul. 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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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. "AMVETS Post #5: Photographs by Xavier Tavera" Exhibit

    "AMVETS Post #5: Photographs by Xavier Tavera" Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    A portrait exhibit by photographer Xavier Tavera of Mexican and Mexican-American military veterans from St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood. The portraits are not meant to romanticize veterans as war heroes, but rather to tell their stories as men and women coming back from conflict. Many struggled with reintegration into society as they faced racism and apathy after returning home from the battlefield. The portraits serve as a reminder of their contributions and struggles.

  2. "Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence" Exhibit

    "Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence" Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    View works by Native artists from the Upper Midwest who spent six months in residence exploring the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. The residency program was designed to revive the study of technique, knowledge, and lifeways associated with traditional forms of Native artistry. The artists produced original beadwork, birch bark, and textile pieces that will be on display. Exhibit text will be presented in Ojibwe, Dakota, and English.

  3. "WW1 America" Exhibit

    "WW1 America" Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    The World War I era—1914 to 1919—was a transformational time for America. The nation emerged as a confident global superpower while deep divisions and conflict at home threatened to tear the nation apart.

    This major new exhibit created by the Minnesota Historical Society opens during the centennial of America's involvement in WW1. Through original artifacts, images, voices, music, interactives and multimedia, WW1 America tells the extraordinary stories of Americans during a transformational era in our history.

  4. 9 Nights of Music

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    9 Nights of Music is offered every Tuesday in July and August. Tapestry Folkdance Center provides dance instruction starting at 6:30 pm. Live music starts at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair and pack a picnic or purchase food from the Café Minnesota terrace grill. Come early and take advantage of free admission to the museum galleries from 5 to 8 pm.
    9 Nights of Music is presented by Xcel Energy with additional support provided by MPR and Tapestry Folkdance Center.

    Concert Lineup:
    7/4 – Salsa del Soul, Latin American
    7/11 – Bassface, Motown, funk and classic rock
    7/18 – Karibuni, Central East African
    7/25 – The High 48s, bluegrass
    8/1 – Dan Chouinard & Friends with Maria Jette, razzmatazz, ragtime and WWI American standards
    8/8 – The Dweebs, ultimate party rock
    8/15 – Rockin’ Pinecones, New Orleans-style R&B, Canjun and Zydeco
    8/22 – Orkestar Bez Ime, Balkan party music
    8/29 – Boiled in Lead, Celtic and world roots

  5. Day of the Dead Family Day

    Day of the Dead Family Day

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    For Mexican-Americans, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a powerful way to honor ancestors and heritage. Learn about the holiday and join the History Center’s annual celebration that features music, folk dancing, traditional Mexican games, art activities, samples of traditional bread and hot chocolate, and beautiful ofrendas or altars, which are tributes to those who have departed. The ofrendas were created by local students, community organizations and professional artists.

  6. Native American Family Day

    Native American Family Day

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    Enjoy free admission during this special day featuring speakers and artists from local Native American communities who will share their histories and cultures.

    Plus, explore the exhibit "Renewing What They Gave Us" which features original beadwork, birch bark and textile pieces by Native American artists from the Upper Midwest, who spent six months in residence exploring the MNHS collections.

  7. The 1968 Exhibit

    The 1968 Exhibit

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    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.

  8. West Bank Insider Walking Tour

    West Bank Insider Walking Tour

    1810 Riverside Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: (651) 259-3015

    The West Bank neighborhood packs many stories and experiences into a small space. On this tour, join neighborhood guides to learn about the history and people that have shaped the character of the West Bank/Cedar-Riverside area, including stops at the Cedar-Riverside Towers and KFAI radio station. At the tour’s end, the group will gather to share highlights and discuss the many experiences that make the West Bank unique.

    Presented in partnership with the West Bank Business Association as part of its West Bank Crash Course program. This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

    The tour involves up to 2 miles of walking at a moderate pace on uneven terrain.

  9. Wow! Family Sundays

    Wow! Family Sundays

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 259-3000
    Toll Free: (888) 727-8386

    On the last Sunday of each month, families can create WOW moments together by discovering the connections between old and new with activities, games, hands-on art projects and the chance to share stories with each other. Designed for ages 4 and up.

    January 29: Winter Then, Winter Now
    February 26: Valentines Then, Valentines Now
    March 26: Music Then, Music Now
    April 30: Hairstyles Then, Hairstyles Now
    May 28: Camping Then, Camping Now
    June 25: Biking Then, Biking Now
    July 30: Picnics Then, Picnics Now
    August 27: State Fair Then, State Fair Now
    September 24: Lunch Boxes Then, Lunch Boxes Now
    October 29: Apples Then, Apples Now
    November 26: Dancing Then, Dancing Now
    December 31: Holidays Then, Holidays Now

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