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Hill House Easter Egg Hunt
Hill House Easter Egg Hunt 04/19/14
Enjoy an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on the Hill House lawn, explore the first floor of the house, and meet the History Hound!
 
Washburn "A" Mill Tour
Washburn "A" Mill Tour 04/19/14 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.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Victorian Magic
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Victorian Magic 04/24/14
Join comedian Michael Callahan for card tricks and a discussion of the illusions that magicians have been using since the Victorian era.

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.
 
Architecture of the State Capitol Tour
Architecture of the State Capitol Tour 04/26/14 To 06/14/14
State Capitol: Minnesota's Architectural Gem

April 26 tour is SOLD OUT
 
2014 Lincoln Lecture
2014 Lincoln Lecture 04/26/14
Join Harold Holzer, leading American authority on Abraham Lincoln, for this exclusive lecture about Lincoln's masterful, sometimes controversial, use of the media in 1864.
 
Docent Tour - Choice of Weapons
Docent Tour - Choice of Weapons 04/27/14 To 05/31/14
Students who have been inspired by world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks will help others learn about his work at as part of One Minneapolis One Read, Minneapolisí community read.

The public can now join student docents on tours of the photography exhibit, A Choice of Weapons: A Living Legacy, on display in the museumís Mill Commons through June 8, 2014.

The docent-led exhibit tours are free, but space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. All participants can also purchase museum admission at the discounted rate of $6.00 (free for MHS members).
 
Time Capsule for Kids: 1868
Time Capsule for Kids: 1868 05/03/14 To 05/03/14
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.
 
Ramsey After Dark: Politics, Intrigue, and Scandal
Ramsey After Dark: Politics, Intrigue, and Scandal 05/09/14
Discover the scandal surrounding the 1857 Minnesota gubernatorial campaign in this 75 minute program.
 
Seniors in Mind
Seniors in Mind 05/13/14 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
 
Design Diaries International Fashion Show
Design Diaries International Fashion Show 05/15/14
Join us for an innovative fashion event featuring girls from both the Twin Cities and Jerusalem modeling their original garments against the backdrop of media, music and informative displays all curated or created by them to encourage all of us to reflect on the many ways that what we wear represents who we are.
 
Retrorama: Member VIP Pre-Show
Retrorama: Member VIP Pre-Show 05/16/14
Special MNHS Member VIP Preshow: 6-8p.m. Your ticket provides admission to the full Retrorama evening program (8-11 p.m.)
 
Retrorama (general admission for members and non-members)
Retrorama (general admission for members and non-members) 05/16/14
This year's event is inspired by the sounds and style of the 70s and 80s as captured in the History Center's new exhibit of work by photographer Charles Chamblis.
 
Topics on Family History: On Granddad's Trail: Getting the Most out of Your Research Trip
Topics on Family History: On Granddad's Trail: Getting the Most out of Your Research Trip 05/17/14
Research trips can be one of the highlights of your geneology effors. This lecture focuses on making your trip more enjoyable and rewarding.
 
From Pig's Eye to Summit - Saint Paul's Brewing History by Bus
From Pig's Eye to Summit - Saint Paul's Brewing History by Bus 05/17/14 To 07/19/14
May 17 and June 21 tours are SOLD OUT

Start your Saturday night early and seek out a new go-to brew. This tour (21+) of Saint Paul's hoppy past and present features samples, conversation and hidden gems along the way.
 
State Capitol Civil War Tour
State Capitol Civil War Tour 05/24/14
Why does our State Capitol feature so many reminders of the American Civil War? Find out on this special 90 minute tour that highlights Minnesota's important role in that conflict.
 
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Saint Paul's Underground Railroad
Alexander Ramsey House History Happy Hour: Saint Paul's Underground Railroad 05/29/14
Learn about people and places associated with the Underground Railroad in Saint Paul.

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.
 
Blacksmithing I (Beginning)
Blacksmithing I (Beginning) 05/31/14
This class is SOLD OUT

Join us at Historic Fort Snelling for an opportunity to try your hand at blacksmithing under the direction of our skilled staff. Bring your completed project, a working fire steel, home to impress family and friends with your new blacksmithing skills.
 
History Pub Crawl: Working the West End
History Pub Crawl: Working the West End 06/04/14 To 07/16/14
Move into St. Paulís oldest neighborhood (at least temporarily) and revel in vibrant tales of the Yankees, Czechs, Germans and Italians who gave life to the historic West End.
 
History Architecture Crawl: Mid Century Modern
History Architecture Crawl: Mid Century Modern 06/07/14 To 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
 
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12)
Fort Snelling Soldier One-Day Camp (Ages 8-12) 06/07/14 To 08/09/14
Learn what soldier life was like in the 1800s!
 
The Civil War of 1812
The Civil War of 1812 06/07/14
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor for this exclusive lecture the War of 1812, a civil war between competing visions of America.
 
Railroad History Tour
Railroad History Tour 06/08/14 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.
 
Mpls History Pub Crawl: Washington Ave.
Mpls History Pub Crawl: Washington Ave. 06/10/14 To 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.
 
Blacksmithing II (Advanced)
Blacksmithing II (Advanced) 06/14/14
Individuals who have already participated in the Blacksmithing I program are encouraged to join the skilled trades people of Historic Fort Snelling and further sharpen their blacksmithing skills. Students will work on an advanced smithing project Ė making a real working knife.
 
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour
Engineering The Falls, de la Barre History Player Tour 06/14/14 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 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.
 
History Food Crawl: University-Rondo-Frogtown
History Food Crawl: University-Rondo-Frogtown 06/14/14 To 08/16/14
Ride through the history, culture and cuisine of St. Paulís most changeable district. Along the way, we will satisfy your hunger for culinary adventure with hearty samples from the neighborhood.
 
Jazz in June
Jazz in June 06/14/14
Celebrate Mendota's rich jazz history with an evening of great music from the Jack Brass Band on the Sibley Historic Site lawn.

In case of bad weather, the show will be moved to the Mendota VFW. Made possible by the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site.
 
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour
Minneapolis Riverfront Tour 06/15/14 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.
 
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 17-20, 2014
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 17-20, 2014 06/17/14
Have an adventure just like Huck Finn!
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 17-20, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 17-20, 2014 06/17/14
This camp is full. Call 612-970-2844 for waiting list information.
 
Fort Snelling Davy Crockett Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27, 2014
Fort Snelling Davy Crockett Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27, 2014 06/24/14
Campers learn outdoors skills just like Davy Crockett.
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 24-27, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - June 24-27, 2014 06/24/14
Experience 1800s life just like Laura Ingalls Wilder!
 
Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic Accent Day Camp(Ages 12-16) - June 24-25, 2014
Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic Accent Day Camp(Ages 12-16) - June 24-25, 2014 06/24/14
Campers will use 21st century technology to create their own designs inspired by historic textiles.
 
State Capitol Construction Tour
State Capitol Construction Tour 06/28/14
The Minnesota State Capitol took nine years to build and involved hundreds of skilled craftsmen and laborers. Learn about the process, materials and men behind one of the most impressive statehouses in the nation.
 
Books, Baking and Beyond Summer Day Camp (Ages 9-11) - June 30 - July 3, 2014
Books, Baking and Beyond Summer Day Camp (Ages 9-11) - June 30 - July 3, 2014 06/30/14
Discover Minneapolis' past and present in a fun-filled week at Mill City Museum and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
 
Mill City Fireworks
Mill City Fireworks 07/04/14 To 07/26/14
Watch spectacular fireworks displays on the Minneapolis Riverfront from the comfort and premium viewpoint of the Mill City Museum Observation Deck. Seating is strictly limited to 50 people, so you won't be crowded, and if the weather turns wet, you can move inside to the glassed in portion of the Observation Deck. Make your reservations here or by calling the Museum ticket desk at 612-341-7582 (MHS Members should definitely make the reservation by phone in order to secure your $5 Member discount). On the evening of the fireworks, you will enter the museum at 710 South Second Street (doors open at 9:30pm).
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 8-11, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 8-11, 2014 07/08/14
This camp is full. Call 612-970-2844 for waiting list information.
 
Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic Accent Day Camp (Ages 12-16) - July 8-9, 2014
Textiles and T-Shirts: Fashion Design with a Historic Accent Day Camp (Ages 12-16) - July 8-9, 2014 07/08/14
Campers will use 21st century technology to create their own designs inspired by historic textiles.
 
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 15-18, 2014
Fort Snelling Huck Finn Summer Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 15-18, 2014 07/15/14
Have an adventure just like Huck Finn!
 
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14)
Fort Snelling Archaeology One-Day Camp (Ages 10-14) 07/19/14 To 08/02/14
Campers uncover and identify historic artifacts (Ages 10-14)
 
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 22-25, 2014
Fort Snelling Little House in the Big Fort Summer Camp (Ages 7-11) - July 22-25, 2014 07/22/14
Experience 1800s life just like Laura Ingalls Wilder!
 
History Pub Crawl: Summit Hill Special
History Pub Crawl: Summit Hill Special 07/23/14 To 08/27/14
Bask in the Victorian grace of Summit Hill, and hear stories and people behind the epic rise, fall and rise again, of the cityís most fashionable historical address.
 
History Architecture Crawl: University Grove Home Tour
History Architecture Crawl: University Grove Home Tour 07/26/14 To 07/26/14
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 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
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!
 
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
Experience 1800s life just like Laura Ingalls Wilder!
 
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
Have an adventure just like Huck Finn!
 
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.
 
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