Minnesota History Center
You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.
On the day after Thanksgiving, kids will have a new way to explore Minnesota’s history.
November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.
Five priceless museum exhibits open in Minnesota this fall. Make a trip to see them all.
The Minnesota History Center will open a new exhibit next month examining one of the toughest periods of the state’s past: the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
The Minnesota Historical Society is marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with a new exhibit and other programs.
Sure, fine art and grand sculptures are a feast for the eyes, but sometimes, you want your museum experience to be fun, interactive and just a little bit offbeat.
The year 1968 was tumultuous, exciting, and boldly patterned. What better museum to document such a year than the Minnesota History Center?
A new traveling exhibit debuting Friday at the Minnesota History Center looks back on the tumultuous year of 1968.
The Minnesota Historical Society announced plans to accommodate a $1.6 million cut in state government funding for annual operations of its programs.
One of my favorite parts of a trip to any museum is exploring the gift shop. Usually stocked with unique goodies that highlight the niche of the museum, it’s kind of like the opposite of a gallery: you can actually touch and take home a piece of the exhibit. Another bonus of most museum gift shops? Free admission (unless you decide to buy something).
A new exhibit lets you sneak a peek at your grandmother’s underwear. Well, not literally, thankfully. But “Underwear: A Brief History” at the Minnesota Historical Society should give you the next closest thing.
For students, some of the best days of the school year are the days when they take field trips.
A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center is taking the meaning “brief history” quite literally.
For the next few months, Minnesotans have an opportunity to get to know a lot more about America’s first president, George Washington. Staff at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul are putting together the final touches on an elaborate exhibit that showcases aspects of Washington’s life, from his teenage years to his final days.
Long gone are the days of thinking of museums only as stuffy places made for art snobs and class field trips. In Minnesota, we have an abundance of museums and they are all so different. That’s why we put together a list of 10 museums you need to check out on the state.
Remember putting together Lego cars, castles and more? Some local war veterans have their own project like that, but on a much bigger scale.