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Collection explores the ordeals, rituals, and memories of Minnesota weather, with artifacts, photographs, multimedia shows, and hands-on activities.
If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the toug...
Activist Dick Bancroft discusses his photography.
This Friday, RetroRama is once again at the Minnesota History Center for a night of fashion, music, games, drinks, and vintage fun. The highlight of the evening is a runway show featuring five local... More »
A kind of Civil War Love Letters will be presented at the Minnesota History Center in the coming week. Go If You Think It Is Your Duty traces the relationship of Madison and Lizzie Bowler, who sp... More »
This Saturday, families suffering from cabin fever can get out and have fun at this special event at the Minnesota History Center. This month's Big Wow Family Variety Show will feature a myriad of global performances from local talents presented... More »
Folks looking for a family-oriented happening with a little substance this long holiday weekend need look no further than Minnesota History Center's Kwanzaa Family Day. This year's celebration at the museum falls on day four of festivities and... More »
Walking into RetroRama, an annual evening of retro fashion and fun at the Minnesota History Center, felt like stepping back in time. Attendees were invited to dress up for the event, and they didn't... More »
In general, there's much to adore about the Minnesota History Center. For instance, it seems to be the only place in the Twin Cities that celebrates a local rock 'n' roll great--the Bermuda shorts-clad Augie Garcia, who had a minor, terrific, and impossible-to-find hit in 1955 with a song called "Hi Yo Silver." At the History Center, patrons can sit in a booth and hear Garcia's recording while at the same time admiring an actual pair of his Bermuda shorts. It's great fun, but, for our... More »
Face it: You yearn to waste time. But the older you get, the guiltier you feel about the naps, the Playstation, the beer. Luckily there are respectable, productive ways to while away the hours, and the best local example of this is the Minnesota Historical Society Library. Minnesota history, believe it or not, is colorful and a little twisted, and the library contains a breathtaking array of academically inclined goodies so you can discover the juicy details. In addition to federal and state... More »
At first it seems a smidge intimidating. You climb the marble stairs to the second floor of the Minnesota History Center and tiptoe through the stunning rotunda toward the library, home to 500,000 volumes covering everything from church histories to local labor organizations to the explorers of the Great Lakes. As you step up to the registration desk, you face the high arched windows across the foyer, and a view of the Capitol--a grand reminder that you're here to study the history of the... More »
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