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Mill City Summer Opera
Mill City Summer Opera 07/22/14
MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA: Tosca

AS OF MAY 27 ALL REGULAR SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT.
Go to www.millcitysummeropera.org to find out how you can attend the Opening Night show!
Continue to check tickets.mnhs.org as well; all returns will appear for sale here immediately.

In the event of rain, performances will move inside the museum.

For wheelchair accessible seats, please call 612-341-7582 for best sightlines and ease of access.

All sales are final. No refunds except in the case of event cancellation. The performance will be considered complete for refund purposes at intermission should weather intervene after that point.
 
History Pub Crawl: Summit Hill Special
History Pub Crawl: Summit Hill Special 07/23/14 To 08/27/14
The July 23rd and July 30th crawls are SOLD OUT.

Bask in the Victorian grace of Summit Hill, and hear stories and people behind the epic rise, fall and rise again, of the city’s most fashionable historical address.
 
Guns N' Rosenkavalier
Guns N' Rosenkavalier 07/23/14
Mill City Summer Opera presents Guns N' Rosenkavalier

Guns N’ Rosenkavalier featuring Andrew Wilkowske, a Wilmar, MN native and Minnesota Opera star, and Genghis Barbie, the leading post post-feminist all-female horn experience, bring a mix of popular and classical songs to the Ruin Courtyard of Mill City Museum on July 21st and 23rd.
 
History Architecture Crawl: University Grove Home Tour
History Architecture Crawl: University Grove Home Tour 07/26/14 To 07/26/14
All tours are SOLD OUT.

Enjoy a tour of the exteriros and a rare glimpse at the interiors of selected homes in this unique neighborhood; representing the work of such regional giants as Close Architects

** all tour participants will sign a waiver absolving homeowners of liability in case of injury
 
St. Paul After the Civil War Bus Tour
St. Paul After the Civil War Bus Tour 07/26/14 To 09/13/14
When the Civil War ended, Union veterans, recently freed slaves, and European immigrants arrived by the hundreds in St. Paul. Explore the St. Paul they helped to build after the war. Picnic included.
 
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12) 07/26/14 To 08/09/14
Learn what soldier life was like in the 1800s!
 
Mill City Fireworks
Mill City Fireworks 07/26/14
Fourth of July and Aquatennial Fireworks are now SOLD OUT!

For those who purchased seats, you will enter at 710 S Second Street (doors open at 9:30pm).
 
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
Washburn "A" Mill Tour 07/27/14 To 09/21/14
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.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 29 - August 1, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 29 - August 1, 2014 07/29/14
This camp is full. Call 612-970-2844 for waiting list information.

Experience 1800s life just like Laura Ingalls Wilder!
 
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Two-Day Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 31 - Aug 1, 2014
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Two-Day Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 31 - Aug 1, 2014 07/31/14
Have an adventure just like Huck Finn!
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Transportation Maps
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Transportation Maps 07/31/14
This event is SOLD OUT.

Minnesota Historical Society acquisitions staff Patrick Coleman and Lori Williamson will share some of the most interesting transportation maps from the collection.

Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets (white wine and beer only), snacks and presentation at 6:00. This program is for people 21 years and older.
 
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14)
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14) 08/02/14
Campers uncover and identify historic artifacts (Ages 10-14)
 
Minnesota History River Paddle
Minnesota History River Paddle 08/02/14 To 08/09/14
Grab your paddles and explore Minnesota's past with Wilderness Inquiry and the Sibley Historic Site!
 
The Many Faces of Henry Sibley
The Many Faces of Henry Sibley 08/02/14 To 08/09/14
Henry Hastings Sibley is known as one of Minnesota’s Founding Fathers, but he is also known for his controversial role in treaty negotiations and the US-Dakota War of 1862. This guided experience explores the complicated and controversial life and career of Henry Hastings Sibley.
 
Time Capsule for Kids: 1861
Time Capsule for Kids: 1861 08/02/14 To 08/02/14
The 1:00 program is FULL.

Discover why the events of 1861 were so important for the Ramseys (and the nation) in this family-friendly program. Children can make their own time capsule before or after the program.
 
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour 08/03/14 To 09/20/14
Take a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls, led by a costumed museum interpreter portraying William de la Barre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis’ flour milling and waterpower. Visit the Minneapolis Riverfront, the west side milling district, and the Stone Arch Bridge, learning the many changes to the falls over time.

Tour involves about 1 mile of walking. Price includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 5-8, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - August 5-8, 2014 08/05/14
This camp is full. Call 612-970-2844 for waiting list information.

Experience 1800s life just like Laura Ingalls Wilder!
 
Mill City Live
Mill City Live 08/07/14 To 08/27/14
Mill City Live returns to the museum's dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard for an 11th season of evening outdoor concerts in August.

The 2014 lineup is
Thursday Aug. 7th Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders (Folk, Roots),
Wednesday Aug. 13th The Cloak Ox (Indie Rock),
Wednesday Aug. 20th Fort Wilson Riot (Electro-Pop), and
Wednesday Aug. 27th Erik Koskinen (Country) Newly announced!

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 includes concert and museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m., an opportunity to visit Mill City Museum at a significant discount. Free for Minnesota Historical Society members at the door; all others, $5.

All advance tickets are $5.
Advance sales end at 3:00 pm the afternoon of the concert.
Door sales ($5, Free for MHS Members) start at 4:00pm.


In case of rain, Mill City Live goes on indoors!
 
Ramsey After Dark: Angels and Madams
Ramsey After Dark: Angels and Madams 08/08/14
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.
 
History Architecture Crawl: Mid Century Modern
History Architecture Crawl: Mid Century Modern 08/09/14
Enjoy a tour of the exteriors and a rare glimpse at the interiors of selected homes in this unique neighborhood; representing the work of such regional giants as Close Architects.

**please advise staff if stairs or walking (up to two blocks) might cause physical difficulty
 
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour 08/09/14 To 09/28/14
Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the flour milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational and residential neighborhood. A guide from Mill City Museum will lead visitors onto the Stone Arch Bridge for a spectacular view of the falls, the historic buildings surrounding them and downtown Minneapolis.

Tour involves about 1 mile of walking. Price includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum.
 
History Food Crawl: University-Rondo-Frogtown
History Food Crawl: University-Rondo-Frogtown 08/09/14 To 08/16/14
Ride through the history, culture and cuisine of St. Paul’s most changeable district. Along the way, we will satisfy your hunger for culinary adventure with hearty samples from the neighborhood.
 
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - August 12-15, 2014
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - August 12-15, 2014 08/12/14
This camp is full. Call 612-970-2844 for waiting list information.

Have an adventure just like Huck Finn!
 
Mpls History Pub Crawl: Washington Ave.
Mpls History Pub Crawl: Washington Ave. 08/12/14
Discover the richness of Minneapolis history, and slake your thirst with some fine beverages along a single road: Washington Avenue. Travel down this busy but underappreciated street to see the importance of railroads, warehousing, flour milling,, immigration, entertainment, and vice to the story of the Mill City. A trolley will take participants through the neighborhoods along Washington from 35W to Plymouth, with stops at significant historic places and two watering holes in historic buildings. Ages 21 and up only. Drink purchases are not included in the tour price. Drink specials will be made available at participating locations.
 
Cass Gilbert Home and Building Tour
Cass Gilbert Home and Building Tour 08/23/14 To 08/23/14
Tour the exteriors and interiors of selected homes and buildings by Cass Gilbert in the Summit Hill neighborhood. Presented in partnership with the Cass Gilbert Society.

** all tour participants will sign a waiver absolving homeowners of liability in case of injury.
 
Railroad History Tour
Railroad History Tour 08/24/14 To 09/07/14
Join a guide from Mill City Museum for a visit to railroad landmarks such as the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot and the Minneapolis Eastern Railway Engine House & Trestle. Discover the impact of railroads on Minneapolis, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscape and learn about the new era of light rail and commuter rail.

Tour involves about 1.5 miles of walking. Price includes same-day admission to Mill City Museum.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Daguerreotype Photography
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Daguerreotype Photography 08/28/14
Librarian and photographer Lacey Prpic Hedtke will discuss the daguerreotype process and how these first photographs were used, from post-mortem mementos to photo hair jewelry.

Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets (white wine and beer only), snacks and presentation at 6:00. This program is for people 21 years and older.
 
Seniors in Mind
Seniors in Mind 09/09/14 To 11/11/14
Our popular weekday program is designed for ages 55+

$2 per person non-refundable reservation fee guarantees a seat and supports the program
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tours
F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tours 09/20/14 To 09/21/14
Celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald with a 75-minute guided walking tour of the St. Paul neighborhood where he spent much of his youth. Tours begin in front of the Commodore Hotel at 79 Western Ave.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Hysteria
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Hysteria 09/25/14
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about "Hysteria" in Victorian Era medicine.

Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets, snacks, presentation with Q&A, and time to mix and mingle in the mansion. This program is for people 21 years and older.
 
Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday 10/09/14
Because you're never too grown-up to play with history! Contests, cocktails, trivia, music and more. 21 and up.
 
Topics on Family History: How to Research New States and Counties 10/11/14
In this class students will learn how to get up to speed quickly in new locations where they need to find state, county and town sources to help with their research.
 
CSI: Fort Snelling
CSI: Fort Snelling 10/17/14 To 10/24/14
Solve a mystery in the fort after dark!
 
History Forum Series 2014-15: No Matter of Chance
History Forum Series 2014-15: No Matter of Chance 10/18/14 To 10/18/14
Explore six historical moments when the United States faced choices that would shape its destiny.
 
History Forum: A Storm of Witches
History Forum: A Storm of Witches 10/18/14 To 10/18/14
Emerson W. Baker is professor of history at Salem State College. He is the author of "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials," "American Experience" (Sept. 2014), "The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England," and co-author of an award-winning biography of Sir William Phips.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Brewing in Saint Paul
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Brewing in Saint Paul 10/30/14
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.
 
History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson
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 11/08/14
This class will focus on Midwestern research between 1800 and 1850.
 
Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration
Dave Ray, A Legacy: CD Release Concert and Celebration 11/09/14
A musical celebration and tribute to the late Dave Ray, one of the great, unsung masters of the American blues revival.
 
History Forum: The Bitter Elections
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."
 
History Forum: The Cold Warrior
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."
 
History Forum: The Age of Edison
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 Forum: Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to a Massacre
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."
 
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