The Minnesota Historical Society has been sharing the stories of Minnesotans for over 165 years! Join us for programs and events at 26 historic sites and museums statewide. The Twin Cities metro area historical sites and museums include the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum, Historic Fort Snelling, James J. Hill House, Alexander Ramsey House, Minnesota State Capitol, North West Company Fur Post, and Oliver H. Kelley Farm. Visit our website to learn more!
Considered America's most exciting opera company, Minnesota Opera is internationally renowned for staging world-class operas, particularly new works. To create five spectacular operas each season, the company brings together artists from across the globe, as well as 200 local artists and craftspeople. Performances are held September through April at Ordway in Saint Paul.
Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th and 20th century artists and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. While currently undergoing a three-year renovation, the Capitol remains open to visitors for daily tours. The Minnesota State Capitol is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has the finest collection of antique radio, television and broadcast equipment in the world, with international recognition for its continuing efforts in preserving and documenting the history of the industry.
Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and the newly developed New Century Theatres, is a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the vibrant cultural atmosphere of the Twin Cities.
Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a gift shop. The Snake River heritage trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. The North West Company Fur Post is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.