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Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love
Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love 02/12/16 To 02/12/16

Explore the world of Victorian romance and courtship in this Valentine's Day-themed program.

 This program is SOLD OUT.

 
History Chef! Valentine's Day Cookies for Kids
History Chef! Valentine's Day Cookies for Kids 02/13/16 To 02/13/16

Children ages 8-12 will use a Ramsey family recipe and mix, decorate and bake Valentine's Day cookies.

The 2:00 p.m. program has SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the 10:00 a.m. program.

 
Topics on Family History: Citizenship: Law, Process and Records
Topics on Family History: Citizenship: Law, Process and Records 02/13/16
Learn about citizenship laws and records, including the Alien Registration Act of 1918, which ordered all unnaturalized aliens to register and make sworn declarations about themselves, their immediate family members and their property holdings.
 
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
Washburn "A" Mill Tour 02/13/16 To 04/23/16
Explore the nooks and crannies of the Washburn A Mill, led by a Mill City Museum guide. The tour highlights the lives of men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years, how it changed over time, and how the mill ruin was converted to a museum and office building.

Price includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum.
 
Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball
Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball 02/13/16
Enjoy an evening of early 19th-century entertainment with a lively country dance.
 
Victorian Poetry Slam
Victorian Poetry Slam 02/14/16 To 02/14/16
Celebrate Valentine's Day the old fashioned way by enjoying classic poems of the 19th century.
 
Teddy Bear Story Time
Teddy Bear Story Time 02/16/16
Young visitors are invited to bring their teddy bears to the Hill House in celebration of Presidentsí Day and the beloved toy named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.
 
Homeschool Winter Program
Homeschool Winter Program 02/18/16
Students in grades 3-12 are invited to play a spirited game of "snow snake," take a hike to identify animal tracks in the snow, and hear American Indian tales inside the wigwam.
 
History Forum: The Colorado Coalfield Wars
History Forum: The Colorado Coalfield Wars 02/20/16 To 02/20/16
Thomas G. Andrews is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the author of the prize-winning Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War.
 
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour 02/21/16 To 04/17/16
The story of the Minneapolis Riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau, who will spin three tales that weave the history of Saint Anthony Falls with the expectations of the present, in three different historic spaces within Mill City Museum.

Price includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Frills and Fashion
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Frills and Fashion 02/25/16 To 02/25/16

Have a drink with friends at the Ramsey House while learning about fashion accessories of the past. The 5:30 p.m. program is SOLD OUT.

Tickets remain for the 8:30 p.m. program.

 
Tours for People with Memory Loss
Tours for People with Memory Loss 03/01/16 To 05/03/16
November, December, January, February, and March tours are FULL.

A James J Hill House tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers and friends.
 
"The Proposal" by Chekhov
"The Proposal" by Chekhov 03/04/16 To 03/13/16
The Baker Street Irregulars return to the North West Company Fur Post with Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal."
 
Time Capsule for Families: The President's Visit, 1878
Time Capsule for Families: The President's Visit, 1878 03/05/16 To 03/05/16

Discover why 1878 was such an important year for the Ramsey family.

The 12:00 p.m. program has SOLD OUT. Tickets remain for all other times.

 
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Events
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Events 03/08/16

New to Minnesota or know someone who is? Stop by the Minnesota History Center to learn more about what Saint Paul has to offer, meet fellow transplants and get your own faux fur hat to keep you warm this winter!

 
History of Hip
History of Hip 03/08/16
An informal series about the origins of all things hip.
 
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Secrets
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Secrets 03/11/16 To 03/11/16

Discover the "secrets" of the Victorian era in this adult-themed program.

The 7:00 p.m. program is SOLD OUT. Tickets are available for the 8:30 p.m. program.

 
History Forum: The Case of Dr. Ossian Sweet
History Forum: The Case of Dr. Ossian Sweet 03/12/16 To 03/12/16
Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University and is the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age, which received the 2004 National Book Award for nonfiction.
 
Topics on Family History: Historical Newspapers
Topics on Family History: Historical Newspapers 03/12/16
Learn how to find and search historical newspapers in both free and fee-based databases in Minnesota and across the country. Get ideas about how to enhance your family history with stories from the newspaper about church and community affairs, moments of fame (or ill reput), current events, and material culture in your ancestors' lives.
 
Hill House Easter Egg Hunt
Hill House Easter Egg Hunt 03/19/16
Celebrate spring on the lawn of the James J. Hill House with an outdoor egg hunt, especially for families with children ages 2-7.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Mysteries of the Ouija Board
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Mysteries of the Ouija Board 03/31/16 To 03/31/16

Have a drink with friends at the Ramsey House while learning about the origins of the infamous Ouija board.

The 5:30 p.m. program has SOLD OUT. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. program are still available.

 
Time Capsule for Families: Civil War, 1861
Time Capsule for Families: Civil War, 1861 04/02/16 To 04/02/16
Discover why 1861 was such an important year for both the Ramsey family and the United States.
 
Ramsey After Dark: Mental Illness and the Victorian Mind
Ramsey After Dark: Mental Illness and the Victorian Mind 04/08/16 To 04/08/16
Learn about Ramsey family members and their struggle with mental illness.
 
Topics on Family History: Using DNA
Topics on Family History: Using DNA 04/09/16
Learn about the available testsóY, mitochondrial, and autosomalóand the testing companies that offer them so you can determine the most effective way to spend your DNA dollars.
 
St. Paul’s Brewing History Bus Tour
St. Paulís Brewing History Bus Tour 04/23/16
The April 23, 2016 tour is SOLD OUT.

Seek out a new go-to brew and learn about Saint Paulís hoppy past.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Lord Gordon-Gordon and the Minnesota Swindle
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Lord Gordon-Gordon and the Minnesota Swindle 04/28/16 To 04/28/16
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while learning about the exploits of Lord Gordon-Gordon, one of the greatest con artists in Minnesota history.
 
"Spicy Masala Chai" Dance Show
"Spicy Masala Chai" Dance Show 04/30/16 To 05/01/16
Spicy Masala Chai, the top-selling, family-friendly show in the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival, returns to the stage at the History Center.
 
Topics on Family History: Church & Cemetery Records
Topics on Family History: Church & Cemetery Records 05/14/16
Before civil governments kept records of births, marriages, and deaths, these life events were recorded in churches and cemeteries. Learn about these records, how to locate them, and how they can help solve your family history problems.
 
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12) 06/11/16 To 08/06/16
Learn what soldier life was like in the 1800s!
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 14-17, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 14-17, 2016 06/14/16
Experience the life described in the first four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books. This camp session is SOLD OUT.
 
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14)
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14) 06/18/16 To 07/30/16

Campers uncover and identify historic artifacts (Ages 10-14).

The June 18 camp session is SOLD OUT.

 
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 21-24, 2016
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 21-24, 2016 06/21/16

Calling all adventurers! Bring your sense of discovery and experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s.

This camp session is SOLD OUT.

 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 28 - July 1, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 28 - July 1, 2016 06/28/16
Experience the life described in the first four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books. This camp session is SOLD OUT.
 
River Kids Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
River Kids Day Camp (Ages 8-12) 06/29/16 To 07/20/16
Kids can explore Charles' lifelong passion for the river and the environment through activities such as a scavenger hunt, composting projects, artwork and more.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 5-8, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort I Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 5-8, 2016 07/05/16

Experience the life described in the first four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books.

This camp session is SOLD OUT.

 
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 12-15, 2016
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 12-15, 2016 07/12/16
Calling all adventurers! Bring your sense of discovery and experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 19-22, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 19-22, 2016 07/19/16

Experience the life described in the last four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books.

 
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 26-29, 2016
Fort Snelling Outdoor Explorers Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 26-29, 2016 07/26/16
Calling all adventurers! Bring your sense of discovery and experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 2-5, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 2-5, 2016 08/02/16
Experience the life described in the last four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books. This camp session is SOLD OUT.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 9-12, 2016
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort II Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 9-12, 2016 08/09/16

Experience the life described in the last four books of Laura Ingalls Wilderís Little House series books.

This camp session is SOLD OUT.

 
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