Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Brewing in Saint Paul
This event is SOLD OUT.
Mark Stutrud, founder of Summit Brewing, will talk about the growth of the industry, the effects of prohibition and the current state of beer and brewing in Saint Paul.
This program is for people 21 years and older. Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets, snacks, presentation with Q&A, and time to mix and mingle in the mansion.
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
11/01/14 To 12/27/14
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.
Tours for People with Memory Loss
11/04/14 To 06/02/15
The November 4th tour is FULL.
A James J Hill House tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers and friends.
Toys and Tunes with Dan Chouinard and friends
Sing along to memorable jingles and revel in the simple joys of childhood with Dan Chouinard and friends.
History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson
11/08/14 To 11/08/14
John Ferling is a professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of "Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation" (2013), "Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence" and "A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic."
Topics on Family History: Finding Your Pre-1850 American Ancestors
This class will focus on Midwestern research between 1800 and 1850.
Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration
A musical celebration and tribute to the late Dave Ray, one of the great, unsung masters of the American blues revival.
Seniors in Mind
Our popular weekday program is designed for ages 55+
$2 per person non-refundable reservation fee guarantees a seat and supports the program
Split Rock Lighthouse Film and Discussion
Join members of the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society for a viewing and discussion of the new film being shown at the Split Rock Lighthouse visitor center. For this special program, the film will be shown at the Minnesota History Center's 3M Auditorium.
Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
11/28/14 To 01/04/15
Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House.
History in Session: Music of the Civil War
Enjoy a mix of storytelling and songs of the Civil War from the Hillgrove Ensemble featuring Diane and Erik Pearson.
History Forum: The Bitter Elections
12/06/14 To 12/06/14
Daniel Feller is a professor of history and the editor and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include "The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840." He was the lead scholar for the PBS biography "Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency."
Hill House Holidays
12/06/14 To 12/21/14
One hour dramatized tour of servant life and Christmas preparations in a Gilded Age mansion.
Victorian Christmas Stories at the Hill House
12/14/14 To 12/14/14
Costumed actors bring 19th-century Christmas literature to life.
12/18/14 To 12/20/14
Ride Mill City Museum’s Flour Tower elevator from floor to floor for each scene of this comic and heartwarming theatrical performance guided by the Ghost of Mill City Past. Based on true stories of the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party culled from the pages of the employee newspaper, The Eventually News! , the play ranges from romance and danger to the origin of the company’s marketing slogan, “Eventually-Why Not Now?” A ticket includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum, though the play itself runs after public hours conclude.
Victorian Christmas Carols at the Hill House
12/20/14 To 12/21/14
Costumed singers present seasonal holiday songs in the art gallery.
Ramsey After Dark: Angels and Madams
01/09/15 To 01/09/15
Discover the secret history of St. Paul's red light district in this "Ramsey After Dark" program.
Adult content. Program intended for those 18 and over.
Topics on Family History: Using DNA for Family History Research
Learn about the available tests—Y, mitochondrial, and autosomal—and the testing companies that offer them so you can determine the most effective way to spend your DNA dollars.
Shake off the winter blues and enjoy the outdoors at the Winter Frolic.
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Victorian Era Cocktails
01/29/15 To 01/29/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about cocktails in the Victorian Era.
History Forum: The Cold Warrior
01/31/15 To 01/31/15
Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. He is the author of several books, including "Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order" and "The Cold War."
Time Capsule for Families: Civil War, 1861
02/07/15 To 02/07/15
Discover why 1861 was such an important year for both the Ramsey family and the United States.
We Are Anishinaabe: Our Migration Journey
Join Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post Site Manager Travis Zimmerman for an engaging program hosted by the Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society. Zimmerman will discuss the origins of Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring the stories, values and traditions that traveled with them and remain today.
Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love
02/13/15 To 02/13/15
Explore the world of Victorian romance and courtship in this Valentine's Day-themed program.
History Forum: The Age of Edison
02/14/15 To 02/14/15
Ernest Freeberg is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the history department at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of "The Age of Edison: Electric Light," "Invention of Modern America" and "Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent."
History Chef! Valentine's Day Cookies for Kids
Children get to use Mrs. Ramsey's recipes to mix, bake and decorate Valentine's Day cookies. They will get to take home treats to share!
Topics on Family History: African-American Research
Learn the steps and resources for tracing African-American ancestors back to 1870, and map out strategies for extending research into the Reconstruction and slavery period.
Queen Charlotte's Birthday Ball
Enjoy an evening of early 19th-century entertainment with a lively country dance.
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Corsets
02/26/15 To 02/26/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about the most infamous undergarment in American history.
Educator's Preview: We Are Hmong Minnesota
FREE Exhibit Preview for Teachers at the Minnesota History Center.
Time Capsule for Families: New House, 1872
03/07/15 To 03/07/15
Discover why 1872 was an exciting year for the Ramsey family.
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Superstitions
03/13/15 To 03/13/15
Discover the mysterious and unique world of Victorian superstitions.
History Forum: Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to a Massacre
03/14/15 To 03/14/15
Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of history at Boston University. She is the author of "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" and "West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War."
Topics on Family History: Adding Women to the Family Tree
In this class students will learn to look at the whole family for clues and take a new and deeper look at your research problems.
The Clairvoyant Fox Sisters
Discover the story behind America's most famous clairvoyants, Kate and Maggie Fox.
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Graffiti
03/26/15 To 03/26/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about historic graffiti.
Time Capsule for Families: Philadelphia World's Fair, 1876
04/04/15 To 04/04/15
Discover what events made 1876 so special for the Ramsey family.
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Secrets
04/10/15 To 04/10/15
Discover the "secrets" of the Victorian era in this 90 minute program.
Adult content. Program intended for those 18 and over.
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: American Comedy
04/30/15 To 04/30/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about humor in 19th century America.