This weekend MNHS is set to kick off the start of the summer sites season and commemorate Memorial Day with a slate of events, including:
- Death of the Empire Builder Weekend, May 28-29, James J. Hill House: Hill House marks the 100th anniversary of Hill’s 1916 death and explores Gilded Age mourning with special tours, historic artifacts, bagpipes on the lawn and more.
- Memorial Day Powwow, May 30, Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post: Experience a contemporary powwow honoring past and present American Indian veterans. The Trading Post will also host an American Indian Art Market with unique, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts May 29 and 30.
- Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, Historic Fort Snelling: As the fort opens for the summer season, explore military history through the years, including costumed interpreters, cannon and musket firings and a new exhibit on military medicine. On Memorial Day, veterans receive free admission, and visitors can experience a Military History Living Timeline spanning from the colonial era to the 20th century.
Visit the MNHS calendar for a full list of weekend events. Media are welcome to visit any MNHS sites and museums during Memorial Day weekend and interact with guests. Please introduce yourself to site staff upon arrival.
Media Contacts: Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, email@example.com