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Summit Avenue Walking Tours
Summit Avenue Walking Tours 09/05/15 To 09/27/15
90-minute guided tours through St. Paul's most prestigious neighborhood.
 
Time Capsule for Families: The President's Visit, 1878
Time Capsule for Families: The President's Visit, 1878 09/05/15 To 09/05/15
Discover why 1878 was such an important year for the Ramsey family.
 
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
Washburn "A" Mill Tour 09/06/15 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.
 
Seniors in Mind
Seniors in Mind 09/08/15 To 11/10/15
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.
 
Mendota After Hours
Mendota After Hours 09/11/15 To 10/09/15
The September 11th program is SOLD OUT.

Sit back, chat with friends, and enjoy a drink while exploring fascinating historic people, places, and events!
 
Ramsey After Dark: Crime and Justice
Ramsey After Dark: Crime and Justice 09/11/15 To 09/11/15
Discover the history behind a controversial Minnesota murder trial.
 
Railroad History Tour
Railroad History Tour 09/13/15
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.
 
Constitution Day Reception
Constitution Day Reception 09/17/15
Celebrate Constitution Day in Minnesota. Public reservations available on 8/17.
 
Fall Gathering: Festival of the Voyageur
Fall Gathering: Festival of the Voyageur 09/19/15 To 09/20/15
Fur traders got together once a year, so they made the most of it. Come and experience the games, music and FUN!
 
Topics on Family History: Find Your Family Using Vital Records
Topics on Family History: Find Your Family Using Vital Records 09/19/15
Vital records are original civil records that can reveal details of a person's birth, marriage, divorce or death. They are often the most important group of records for a genealogist. Learn how to find, evaluate and use vital records
 
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour 09/19/15
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 Minneapolisí 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.
 
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour 09/20/15
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.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: The Victorian Cinema
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: The Victorian Cinema 09/24/15 To 09/24/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about cinema history and the evolution of films.
 
St. Paul’s Brewing History Tour
St. Paulís Brewing History Tour 09/26/15
Seek out a new go-to brew and learn about Saint Paulís hoppy past.
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tours
F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tours 09/26/15 To 09/27/15
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.
 
History Forum Series 2015-16: American Encounters
History Forum Series 2015-16: American Encounters 10/03/15 To 10/03/15
History Forum Series Subscription for 2015-16.
 
History Forum: The Louisiana Purchase
History Forum: The Louisiana Purchase 10/03/15 To 10/03/15
Jon Kukla is a recognized authority on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history and the author of A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America.
 
Time Capsule for Families: European Vacation, 1868
Time Capsule for Families: European Vacation, 1868 10/03/15 To 10/03/15
Discover why 1868 was so special for the Ramsey family.
 
Bars, Bootleggers and Booze: Distilling in the Twin Cities
Bars, Bootleggers and Booze: Distilling in the Twin Cities 10/03/15
A Bus Tour of Twin Cities Distilling Traditions Past and Present
 
Tours for People with Memory Loss
Tours for People with Memory Loss 10/06/15 To 12/01/15
September 1st and October 6th tours are FULL.

A James J Hill House tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers and friends.
 
Educator Preview: Suburbia 10/06/15
This is a opportunity for teachers to view the Suburbia exhibit before it opens for the public.

Note: When registering, please enter the school you are associated with on the form.
 
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Events
Saint Paul Welcome Hat Events 10/06/15 To 12/01/15
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!
 
CSI: Fort Snelling
CSI: Fort Snelling 10/09/15 To 10/24/15
Solve a mystery in the fort after dark!
 
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Gothic Novels
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Gothic Novels 10/09/15 To 10/09/15
Discover why Gothic novels captivated the Victorian imagination. Adult content. Program intended for those 18 and over.
 
Topics on Family History: Land Records
Topics on Family History: Land Records 10/10/15
Discover where your family lived, who owned the property and what the terms S 1/2, NE 1/4, S 5, R 6, T 83 mean. Learn how to research land records including how to read property descriptions and find the property on a plat map.
 
Secrets of St. Paul's Green Line
Secrets of St. Paul's Green Line 10/10/15 To 10/10/15
Jump on the Green Line, grab your bike, or break out your walking shoes and challenge yourself to discover St. Paulís secrets on this self-guided tour.
 
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour
Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour 10/11/15 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.
 
Bringing History to the Stage: The Making of "Glensheen"
Bringing History to the Stage: The Making of "Glensheen" 10/13/15
Discover how the History Theatre brings history to the stage in this intimate program at the Ramsey House.
 
MEA History Break
MEA History Break 10/15/15 To 10/16/15
Include a bit of history during the MEA break.
 
Springfield: Land of Lincoln Getaway - Oct 16-18, 2015
Springfield: Land of Lincoln Getaway - Oct 16-18, 2015 10/16/15
A 3-day getaway to explore Honest Abeís home, law office, tomb and Presidential Library.
 
Mystery at the Fur Post
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 Ghost Stories
Victorian Ghost Stories 10/23/15 To 10/31/15
Dramatized readings of classic tales of the supernatural in a historic mansion.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: The Spiritualist Movement
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: The Spiritualist Movement 10/29/15 To 10/29/15
Have a drink with your friends at the Ramsey House while you learn about the Victorian fascination with Spiritualism.
 
Jeffers Petroglyphs: Exploring the Stories Behind the Carvings
Jeffers Petroglyphs: Exploring the Stories Behind the Carvings 11/11/15
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
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
Kansas City: Over the Top Getaway - Nov 13-15, 2015 11/13/15
A 3-day getaway to explore Kansas Cityís rich history, culture & cuisine
 
Topics on Family History: Online Databases
Topics on Family History: Online Databases 11/14/15
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.
 
History Forum: The Transcontinental Railroad
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
Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House 11/27/15 To 01/03/16
Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House.
 
Hill House Holidays
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
One hour illustrated lecture by popular Christmas historian James Neagbour
 
History Forum: The Scopes Trial
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
Topics on Family History: State and Federal Military Records 12/12/15
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.
 
Eventually Christmas
Eventually Christmas 12/17/15 To 12/19/15
Ride Mill City Museumís 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 companyís marketing slogan, ďEventually-Why Not Now?Ē 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
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
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.
 
History Forum: The U.S. Occupation of the Philippines
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.
 
Lake Superior Photography Symposium, January 23, 2016
Lake Superior Photography Symposium, January 23, 2016 01/23/16
Lake Superiorís North Shore is the most photographed landscape in the upper Midwest. Spend an afternoon with 4 of the area's most talented emerging photographers as they share with you their favorite photographs of Lake Superior.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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