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 at the Ramsey House
12/20/14 To 01/04/15
Tours on Saturday, 12/20 and Sunday, 12/21 are SOLD OUT.
Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House.
Hill House Holidays
12/20/14 To 12/21/14
All tours are SOLD OUT.
One hour dramatized tour of servant life and Christmas preparations in a Gilded Age mansion.
Victorian Christmas Carols at the Hill House
12/20/14 To 12/21/14
The 6:00 programs on 12/20 and 12/21 are SOLD OUT. Tickets still available for 7:30 programs.
Costumed singers present seasonal holiday songs in the art gallery.
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
12/27/14 To 04/25/15
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.
History of Hip
01/06/15 To 03/03/15
An informal, bar-based lecture series about the origins of all the historic origins of all things hip.
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.
State Capitol Re-Construction Tour
01/10/15 To 03/14/15
The Minnesota State Capitol is undergoing important repair and restoration work. Get an in-depth look at the history of its original construction and information on the work currently being done.
01/10/15 To 04/11/15
Take a break in Cafe Minnesota and sample an adult beverage or a tasty locally made soda and chat with an artisan
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."
Tours for People with Memory Loss
02/03/15 To 06/02/15
A James J Hill House tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers and friends.
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.
The Secrets of Slave Songs
The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance project illuminates the American slavery experience and the complicated journey in our nation's history.
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.
Modern Spirit Exhibit Preview
Exclusive preview of Modern Spirit, two days before it opens to the general public.
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 ages 8-12 will use a Ramsey family recipe and mix, decorate and bake Valentine's Day cookies.
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.
Victorian Poetry Slam
Celebrate Valentine's Day the old fashioned way by enjoying classic poems of the 19th century.
North Coast Nosh
A celebration of the traditions and flavors of Minnesota's indigenous people curated by Sioux Chef Sean Sherman
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.
Every Time I Feel the Spirit...A Celebration of African American History
T. Mychael Rambo and friends encourages audiences of all ages and backgrounds to “feel the spirit” and take an interactive journey using music, poetry, and “Black Pearls” of wisdom to celebrate and learn about the brave contributions of African Americans and why February came to be known as Black History Month.
Educator's Preview: We Are Hmong Minnesota
FREE Exhibit Preview for Teachers at the Minnesota History Center.
History After Hours: Paul Bunyan and Other MN "Don't cha Know!" Tall Tales
Minnesota Tall Tale Legends History After Hours program
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.
Seniors in Mind
03/10/15 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.
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.
Victorian Wedding Traditions
03/29/15 To 03/29/15
Discover the traditions and drama of Victorian era weddings.
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.
Topics on Family History: Inheritance, Estate Settlements and Wills
In this class, students will learn how to interpret legal records like wills and estate settlements, to understand how and why an estate was settled and the family structure.
Bars, Bootleggers and Booze: Distilling in the Twin Cities
A Bus Tour of Twin Cities Distilling Traditions Past and Present
From Pig's Eye to Summit - Saint Paul's Brewing History by Bus
Seek out a new go-to brew with this great tour based on original research by author Doug Hoverson. This meandering three hour exploration of Saint Paul’s hoppy past and present features samples, conversation and hidden gems along the way.
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.
Topics on Family History: Researching Urban Ancestors
This class will focus on directories, fraternal organization records, newspapers and other unique urban records to teach ways to trace family history.