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Exhibition: Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

"Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War" illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great...

Exhibition: The Life of an Object – Stories, Meanings & Moments

Join Washington County Parks to explore how an object may communicate ideas, values, and meaning with the exhibition “The Life of an Object: Stories, Meanings & Moments” opening at the Washington County Historic Courthouse...

Warehouse District Virtual Tour

The Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District is the state's largest commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spread over a 30 block area, the district includes 140 buildings and structures. The district...

Warehouse District Virtual Tour

The Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District is the state's largest commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spread over a 30 block area, the district includes 140 buildings and structures. The district...

Spring Tea in the Barn

Kick up your heels and celebrate spring with a four-course tea that includes scones, soup, salad & sandwiches, dessert and more! Bring your friends to enjoy this popular annual event which takes place in...

University of Minnesota East Bank Historic Districts Walking Tour

Located on a bluff above the Mississippi River, the University of Minnesota is a land-grant institution founded in 1851, when Minnesota was still a territory. We will experience two National Register-districts on the University...
Left to right: U.S. House representative Andrew Volstead, who pushed through the act that outlawed alcoholic beverages in the United States; Surly owner and brewer Omar Ansari, who pushed through the law that allowed breweries to serve beer on-site

Minnesota’s Alcohol Laws: A Brief History

From the 100-year-old Volstead Act to arguments about 3.2 beer, here are six key moments
From left: Minnesota Historical Society's Rita Walaszek, Mattie Harper Decarlo, Ben Gessner, and Kate E. Beane

Native-Curated Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center

New exhibit "Our Home: Native Minnesota" explores the state's complex Indigenous history—and, for the history center, faces historic wrongs

Duffy: “Enriching” Design, Then and Now

Minneapolis design firm Duffy reflects on more than three decades of world-class work

Kräftskiva: Lots of Crayfish

The American Swedish Institute does this delicious tradition right