Discover why the events of 1868 were so exciting for the Ramsey's in this family friendly program. Children can make their own time capsule before or after the program.
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
10/04/14 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
10/07/14 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.
Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Gothic Novels
Discover why Gothic novels captivated the Victorian imagination. Adult content. Program intended for those 18 and over.
Topics on Family History: How to Research New States and Counties
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.
Spiritualism in Minnesota
Discover the history of the spiritualism movement in mid-19th century Minnesota.
CSI: Fort Snelling
10/17/14 To 10/25/14
Solve a mystery in the fort after dark!
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
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.
Victorian Ghost Stories
10/18/14 To 10/26/14
One hour performance of classic supernatural tales. Tours follow performance (included with admission).
Mystery at the Fur Post
10/24/14 To 10/25/14
Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery at the fur post?
History in Session: Who Built Our Capitol?
Labor Historian Randall Croce, creator of the documentary, "Who Built Our Capitol?" shares the results of research completed to produce his documentary.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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.