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. A History of White Women & White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era with Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

    A History of White Women & White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era with Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

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

    How did white women in the South help maintain the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow from the 1920s to 1970s? Examine how a history of their grassroots actions upholding white over black helped shape the politics of white supremacy with Professor Elizabeth Gillespie McRae.

    Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is the Sossomon Associate Professor in the history department at Western Carolina University and author of Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy.

    The History Forum series unpacks the history behind today’s headlines. Join six national scholars of American history as they explore the history that helps us understand and unravel the issues we face right now. Attend, engage, and draw your own conclusions.

    Presentations begin at 10:00 and 2:00, and are one hour long.

  2. Dakota & Ojibwe Winter Sky Family Day

    Dakota & Ojibwe Winter Sky Family Day

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

    When the days are short, we have an opportunity to spend more time exploring and enjoying the night sky. Join educators from the Native Skywatchers program to learn more about Dakota and Ojibwe star maps and constellation guides. View a large Dakota star map in the exhibit Our Home: Native Minnesota, and then learn how to find those constellations in the night sky.

    Plus enjoy art activities, large-format images from MNHS Press children's book The Forever Sky, and fun for the whole family.

  3. First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

    First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

    345 Kellogg Blvd W
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 249-3000

    A new interactive exhibit, First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom, gives visitors an all-access pass to the stars, the shows, and the stories of the legendary club that put Minnesota music on the map.

  4. Minnesota Jazz Legends

    Minnesota Jazz Legends

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

    Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of Minnesota's most notable jazz legends, hosted by award-winning vocalist and KBEM radio host Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories.

    Several Twin Cities jazz legends will entertain with the music that they love, and discuss how their individual journeys have become the musical history of Minnesota.

    This program is presented by KBEM's Jazz88 and will be recorded for later broadcast and archived for on-demand listening at www.jazz88fm.com.

    This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

  5. Minnesota Women in WWII

    Minnesota Women in WWII

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

    During World War II, Minnesota women enlisted in all branches of the military and worked for the military as civilians. They labored in factories, mines, and shipyards. They were also tireless peace activists, and they worked to relocate interned Japanese American citizens and European refugees. They served as cryptologists, journalists, pilots, riveters, factory workers, nurses, entertainers, and spies.

    Explore their stories and what they tell us about the changing role of women in American society with historian Virginia Wright-Peterson, author of "A Woman's War, Too: Women at Work During WWII" (April 2020, MNHS Press).

    Following the program, Wright-Peterson will sign copies of her book.

  6. Music History Trivia

    Music History Trivia

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

    Join host Ryan Cameron of Let It Be Records and special guests from the Twin Cities music scene for Music History Trivia. Music nerds and novices looking for a challenge can team up for rounds of trivia with clues that include audio, photo, and video clips.

    Trivia nights will be held once a month in January, February, and March. Each night the top three teams will win prizes, such as tickets to First Avenue shows. Returning teams can compete for a grand prize.

    Tuesday, January 7
    Tuesday, February 11
    Tuesday, March 10
    Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase at Market House by D'Amico, including a $5 special on Surly. Support for this program is provided by the Marney and Conley Brooks Fund.

    This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit First Avenue: Stories Of Minnesota's Mainroom.

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