Bringing History to the Stage: The Making of "Glensheen"
Discover how the History Theatre brings history to the stage in this intimate program at the Ramsey House.
MEA History Break
10/15/15 To 10/16/15
Include a bit of history during the MEA break.
CSI: Fort Snelling
10/16/15 To 10/24/15
Solve a mystery in the fort after dark!
Mystery at the Fur Post
10/16/15 To 10/17/15
Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery at the fur post?
Victorian Seance: Fact or Fiction?
10/22/15 To 10/25/15
Experience elements of a Victorian seance in this unique event.
Victorian Ghost Stories
10/23/15 To 10/31/15
Dramatized readings of classic tales of the supernatural in a historic mansion.
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
10/24/15 To 12/26/15
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.
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: The Spiritualist Movement
10/29/15 To 10/29/15
This event is SOLD OUT.
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about the Victorian fascination with Spiritualism.
Tours for People with Memory Loss
11/03/15 To 12/01/15
November and December tours are FULL.
A James J Hill House tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers and friends.
Seniors in Mind
This popular weekday series returns for a new season of behind-the-scenes looks, photography and lectures on a wide variety of Minnesota history and culture topics.
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Events
11/10/15 To 01/05/16
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!
Jeffers Petroglyphs: Exploring the Stories Behind the Carvings
Join Site Manager Tom Sanders to learn about new discoveries at one of the Minnesota Historical Society's most fascinating and unique historic sites.
Home School Day
11/12/15 To 11/12/15
Learn about the rich history of this early enterprise.
Kansas City: Over the Top Getaway - Nov 13-15, 2015
A 3-day getaway to explore Kansas City’s rich history, culture & cuisine
Topics on Family History: Online Databases
The availability of family history information on the internet continues to grow quickly. Learn techniques for finding online databases, and creative ways to use the search tools to find results.
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
11/15/15 To 12/13/15
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.
History Forum: The Transcontinental Railroad
11/21/15 To 11/21/15
Richard White is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated historian and author of the award-winning Railroaded: The Trans-continentals and the Making of Modern America.
Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
11/27/15 To 01/03/16
Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House.
Hill House Holidays
12/05/15 To 12/27/15
Dramatized servant tour of Christmas preparations at the Summit Avenue mansion.
100 Years of Christmas at Dayton's
12/07/15 To 12/08/15
December 7th event is SOLD OUT.
One hour illustrated lecture by popular Christmas historian James Neagbour
History Forum: The Scopes Trial
12/12/15 To 12/12/15
Ed Larson holds the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and is University Professor of History at Pepperdine University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.
Topics on Family History: State and Federal Military Records
Find out what your great-grandfather did in his military service. This class will focus on draft registration, enlistment, service records, discharge records and unit histories.
12/17/15 To 12/19/15
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 Stories at the Hill House
12/20/15 To 12/20/15
Dramatic performance of classic holiday stories of the 19th century by Dickens, Fitzgerald, Hans Christian Anderson, Willa Cather and others.
Victorian Christmas Carols at the Hill House
12/26/15 To 12/27/15
One hour concert of holiday music including refreshments and Hill House Tours.
Winter Moonrise Photography 3-Day Workshop , January 22-24, 2016
Master the skills of twilight and landscape photography with this 3-day workshop held during the January full moon.
History Forum: The U.S. Occupation of the Philippines
01/23/16 To 01/23/16
Susan K. Harris is the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at The Univerversity of Kansas.
Winter Moonrise Photography Program, January 23, 2016
Professional nature photographer Paul Sundberg will share his experiences during an illustrated presentation and afternoon shoot.
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.
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.