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Minnesota History Center

345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States

February 2024

“The McRae All-Stars Story” Community Discussion

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$7

Join us for a conversation about The McRae All-Stars, Minnesota's first AAU Basketball team that traveled the country in the 1980s winning tournaments with combined talent from inner city youth in Minneapolis & St. Paul.

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“The McRae All-Stars Story” Community Discussion

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$7

Join us for a conversation about The McRae All-Stars, Minnesota's first AAU Basketball team that traveled the country in the 1980s winning tournaments with combined talent from inner city youth in Minneapolis & St. Paul. This event is a part of the Before the Mayflowers Landed series.

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March 2024

“Franklin: The Legacy of Peanuts’ First Black Character” Panel Discussion

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Join JumpStart cartoonist Robb Armstrong, animator and director Raymond Persi, and Peanuts Worldwide Senior Vice President Melissa Menta for a program about the historical significance and contemporary legacy of Franklin, the first Black character in Peanuts. Introduced by Charles Schulz to readers in 1968 at the urging of school teacher Harriet Glickman, the addition of Franklin to Peanuts was a bold statement in a tumultuous and polarized year. 55 years later, Franklin’s impact continues with new initiatives from Peanuts Worldwide,…

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Sensory Friendly Day at Minnesota History Center

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Sensory Friendly Days are events designated for visitors with neurodiverse considerations such as Autism. Minnesota History Center guests can enjoy activities with adjusted environments and various activities. Explore one of our newest exhibits, The Life and Art of Charles Schulz. Visitors are also invited to participate in a make-and-take activity.

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Mill City String Quartet: Women Composers, Women Performers

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Included with site admission.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Mill City String Quartet (MCSQ) and The Minnesota History Center! MCSQ, based in the Twin Cities since 2007, recently won Third Prize in the International Clara Schumann Competition, Professional Chamber Music category. Come hear these outstanding women promote outstanding music composed by women! You can learn more about MCSQ here: www.millcityquartet.com. This performance is made possible by the Music Performance Trust Fund.

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History Forum – Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $16

Since 2004, the Minnesota Historical Society's History Forum has explored the richness, expansiveness, and complexity of American history with some of the nation’s best scholars. That tradition continues in 2024 with six lectures highlighting the diversity and excellence of today’s historical scholarship. In his celebrated account of the origins of American unity, John Adams described July 1776 as the moment when thirteen clocks managed to strike at the same time. So how did these American colonies overcome long odds to…

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April 2024

“CHP in the Stacks” Library Residency Presentation – Crystal Gibbins

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Crystal S. Gibbins, Canadian American writer of Métis (Ojibwe/Scottish and Cree/French) descent, will celebrate her CHP in the Stacks residency in the Gale Family Library with a presentation on her research. Join us for a conversation on her experience exploring the history of the Red River Settlement, cultures of storytelling, and the challenges of uncovering family history.

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NAAIR In The Gallery: “Gifts of the Nettle” with Fern Renville

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2024 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Join us at the Minnesota History Center for a three-part “Artists In The Gallery” series. Watch a demonstration and participate in Nettle plant fiber weaving with Fern Renville, 2023 Native American Artist in Residence. Throughout the day, Fern will be demonstrating how nettle plant fiber can be processed into cordage and will be weaving a community fishing net. Fern is an artist and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who is working to bring her experience with fiber art,…

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Minnesota Jazz Legends

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$20

Celebrate the heritage of a great music scene with this live-music event honoring some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Jazz88 host and award-winning vocalist Patty Peterson. In partnership with Jazz88, Patty reminisces with these Twin Cities jazz legends, who have achieved local and national acclaim. ‘Minnesota Jazz Legends’ is a series honoring the pioneers of Minnesota’s jazz scene through annual concerts and radio specials. This event will include live performances and interviews. This production of Minnesota Jazz…

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History Forum – Making America’s Public Lands

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $16

Since 2004, the Minnesota Historical Society's History Forum has explored the richness, expansiveness, and complexity of American history with some of the nation’s best scholars. That tradition continues in 2024 with six lectures highlighting the diversity and excellence of today’s historical scholarship. Join environmental historian Adam Sowards as he traces the long history of public lands in the United States from the beginning of the republic to current events. The concept of “public” has always been one of competing visions…

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NAAIR In The Gallery: “Gifts of the Nettle” with Fern Renville

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2024 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Join us at the Minnesota History Center for a three-part “Artists In The Gallery” series. Watch a demonstration and participate in Nettle plant fiber weaving with Fern Renville, 2023 Native American Artist in Residence. Throughout the day, Fern will be demonstrating how nettle plant fiber can be processed into cordage and will be weaving a community fishing net. Fern is an artist and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who is working to bring her experience with fiber art,…

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“The Green Book: Guide to Freedom: Film & Discussion

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - June 20 @ 2:30 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Learn about the history and legacy of Victor H. Green’s travel guide for African Americans, The Negro Motorist Green Book. This program will include a screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, followed by a discussion with Nieeta Presley about local establishments that were listed in the guide. Published from 1936 to 1966, The Negro Motorist Green Book helped Black travelers safely navigate the United States by directing them toward businesses that did not discriminate…

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NAAIR In The Gallery: “Gifts of the Nettle” with Fern Renville

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2024 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Join us at the Minnesota History Center for a three-part “Artists In The Gallery” series. Watch a demonstration and participate in Nettle plant fiber weaving with Fern Renville, 2023 Native American Artist in Residence. Throughout the day, Fern will be demonstrating how nettle plant fiber can be processed into cordage and will be weaving a community fishing net. Fern is an artist and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who is working to bring her experience with fiber art,…

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May 2024

Minnesota History Center Free Thursday Nights in May Sponsored by Donaldson Company

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2024

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Explore the sweep of Minnesota history with your family and friends during Donaldson Free Thursday Nights at the Minnesota History Center! From 4 to 8 pm on Thursday nights in May, all visitors receive free admission to the History Center and its exhibits, including The Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz, which follows the artistic talent behind the Peanuts from his St. Paul roots to international and enduring popularity. Things to Do The Minnesota History Center explores our state…

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Celebrating Black Composers Concert with the SPCO

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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$10

Join members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a concert highlighting the work of African American composers from the late 19th century to the present day. In the decades after Emancipation, Black American culture and music flourished alongside the continued fight for full citizenship, including within the world of classical music. Come listen to the artistic achievements of Black Americans who have pushed the bounds of social and artistic inclusion for over a century. The program will feature guest…

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Minnesota History Center Free Thursday Nights in May Sponsored by Donaldson Company

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2024

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Explore the sweep of Minnesota history with your family and friends during Donaldson Free Thursday Nights at the Minnesota History Center! From 4 to 8 pm on Thursday nights in May, all visitors receive free admission to the History Center and its exhibits, including The Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz, which follows the artistic talent behind the Peanuts from his St. Paul roots to international and enduring popularity. Things to Do The Minnesota History Center explores our state…

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Minnesota State Band Spring Concert

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Celebrate Minnesota Statehood Day with the Minnesota State Band and their spring concert, “History, Pageantry, Variety.” Enjoy a program filled with historic marches, celebratory fanfares, folk songs, operatic overtures, and the premiere of the Band’s composition contest winner. Selections will include “Washington Greys” (first performed by the band 100 years ago), “Jubilee Overture” by Philip Sparke, “One Life Beautiful” by Julie Giroux, and favorites from Sousa, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Dukas, and more. The Minnesota State Band is the Official Band of…

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Minnesota History Center Free Thursday Nights in May Sponsored by Donaldson Company

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2024

Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Explore the sweep of Minnesota history with your family and friends during Donaldson Free Thursday Nights at the Minnesota History Center! From 4 to 8 pm on Thursday nights in May, all visitors receive free admission to the History Center and its exhibits, including The Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz, which follows the artistic talent behind the Peanuts from his St. Paul roots to international and enduring popularity. Things to Do The Minnesota History Center explores our state…

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“SOVEREIGN Suite” Film Screening and Conversation with PaviElle French

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul,55102United States
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Free

Join vocalist and interdisciplinary artist, PaviElle French in a screening of and conversation about her film, SOVEREIGN Suite. As a continuation of the 2021 SOVEREIGN album, the SOVEREIGN Suite album and companion film focus on themes of hope for liberty and a unified future for Black people following the political and social unrest during the pandemic and after George Floyd’s death. A community discussion with artists, musicians, and educators will follow the screening. PaviElle French (PaviElle) is a professional vocalist…

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