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Look Ahead to 2020 Events at MNHS Historic Sites and Museums


November 26, 2019

Get a first look at events and programs for the 2020 calendar year at MNHS historic sites and museums around the state.

Follow the links for 2020 events at each site, and be sure to return to the MNHS calendar as more programs are added throughout the year.


Alexander Ramsey House

Learn about the only woman ever executed in Minnesota, mental illness, superstitions and more at Ramsey After Dark this winter and spring.

Historic Fort Snelling

While construction gets underway in 2020 on the new visitor center, the historic site will stay open to the public as usual during its May-October season, including annual Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day programming.

James J. Hill House

Learn about the 10 Minnesota trees that are most threatened by climate change through botanical art in the new exhibit “Art From the Edge of the Boreal Forest: Reflecting Biodiversity,” running Jan. 8-June 21, 2020.

Minnesota History Center

Enjoy a variety of programming related to the new “Our Home: Native Minnesota” exhibit (opening Dec. 7, 2019), including family days exploring Dakota and Ojibwe star knowledge and languages.

Minnesota State Capitol

Learn how Minnesota women fought for the right to vote as we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020.

Mill City Museum

Discover the dangers of working in a mill and hear stories of labor activism in Minneapolis on tours of the Washburn A Mill complex.

Oliver Kelley Farm

Experience farm life from the 1860s to today in every season with animals, food, hands-on fun and more.


Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

On July 4 & 5, 2020, enjoy a new special theme weekend exploring Lindbergh’s daring attempt to complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927.

Forest History Center

Learn about how maple syrup is made, including visiting a local sugar bush and commercial syrup production facility on Maple Syrup Family Day.

Jeffers Petroglyphs

In 2020, the historic site extends its evening hours, allowing visitors to see the petroglyphs at one of their most visible times. In June through August, the site will stay open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

Learn traditional Ojibwe art techniques like beading in ongoing workshops.

Snake River Fur Post

Enjoy the Minnesota cold at the fur post during the annual Winter Frolic in January.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Climb the lighthouse while the beacon is lit during a new season kick-off celebration in May.


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