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Make a Last Trip to MNHS Historic Sites Before Summer Ends


August 30, 2018

As students head back to school and fall arrives, MNHS’ summer sites season is coming to an end. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for Minnesotans to squeeze in one last summer road trip. Many MNHS historic sites change to limited hours after Labor Day and close for the season in the fall.

During Labor Day weekend, MNHS is hosting many historic events around the state to celebrate the end of summer.

Oliver Kelley Farm will kick off the fall grain harvest during Threshers & Combines Weekend September 1-3, and visitors to the James J. Hill House can enjoy special themed tours exploring labor in the world of the Great Northern Railway magnate on Saturday, September 1. Head to Historic Forestville for an evening barn dance or learn about the starry skies of the Northwoods with telescopes and more at Forest History Center, both September 1.

View the full list of Labor Day weekend events on the MNHS online calendar.

Monday, September 3 is also the last day to visit the following free exhibits:

• “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience,” Historic Fort Snelling

• “Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography,” Minnesota History Center

• “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

The following sites are open to visitors on Monday during the Labor Day holiday:

• Birch Coulee Battlefield: dawn-dusk

• Charles Lindbergh House and Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Folsom House: 1-4 p.m.

• Forest History Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Historic Forestville: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Historic Fort Snelling: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Jeffers Petroglyphs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Lac qui Parle Mission: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

• Marine Mill: dawn-dusk

• Mill City Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Minnehaha Depot: 1-5 p.m.

• Minnesota History Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Oliver Kelley Farm: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Sibley Historic Site: 1-4 p.m.

• Snake River Fur Post: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Split Rock Lighthouse: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Traverse des Sioux: dawn-dusk


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