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Coal Tradition

Good Question: Why Does Santa Give Bad Kids Coal, Of All Things?

Were you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year?

12/25/2012

Mill City Museum

Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Minnesota

Five new powerful and profound museum events coming to Minnesota in early 2013 are alive with energy and broad appeal.

12/24/2012

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Wander MN: Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend — Other Than Shop

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.

11/19/2012

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History Center’s ‘Then Now Wow’ Exhibit Opens Friday

On the day after Thanksgiving, kids will have a new way to explore Minnesota’s history.

11/19/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American 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.

11/05/2012

Photo Credit: Sasha Westin

Best Museum Exhibits To See This Fall In Minnesota

Five priceless museum exhibits open in Minnesota this fall. Make a trip to see them all.

09/17/2012

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History Center To Debut Dakota War Exhibit

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.

05/28/2012

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Minn. History Center Exhibit To Mark US-Dakota War

The Minnesota Historical Society is marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with a new exhibit and other programs.

03/17/2012

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Must-See Offbeat Exhibits In The Twin Cities

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.

01/16/2012

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Reliving ‘1968’ At Minnesota History Center

The year 1968 was tumultuous, exciting, and boldly patterned. What better museum to document such a year than the Minnesota History Center?

12/05/2011

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

New Minn. History Center Exhibit Looks At 1968

A new traveling exhibit debuting Friday at the Minnesota History Center looks back on the tumultuous year of 1968.

10/14/2011

(credit: Minnesota Historical Society)

Historical Society Announces Jobs Cuts; Fee Increases

The Minnesota Historical Society announced plans to accommodate a $1.6 million cut in state government funding for annual operations of its programs.

08/24/2011

(Credit: The Walker Art Museum)

Best Museum Gift Shops

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).

06/16/2011

Minnesota Historical Society

Not Your Grandma’s Underwear … Oh Wait, It Is

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.

05/12/2011

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Finding Minnesota: Video Conference Lessons At MNHS

For students, some of the best days of the school year are the days when they take field trips.

04/03/2011

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