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#JesseJames. After you spent a life of killing- Younger boys went on to woodworking... in jail...#Northfield @northfield...
05/18/2018

#JesseJames. After you spent a life of killing- Younger boys went on to woodworking... in jail...
#Northfield @northfieldhistorical @ Northfield Historical Society

Exploring beautiful #Northfield @northfieldhistorical  @ Northfield Historical Society
05/18/2018

Exploring beautiful #Northfield @northfieldhistorical @ Northfield Historical Society

2nd stop on our #OnlyinHistory Vintage Bus history and brewery tour today at Great Waters Brewing Company. Visit Saint P...
03/03/2018

2nd stop on our #OnlyinHistory Vintage Bus history and brewery tour today at Great Waters Brewing Company. Visit Saint Paul Landmark Center

We’re here! First stop on our vintage bus history and brewery tour!
03/03/2018

We’re here! First stop on our vintage bus history and brewery tour!

Off and running on our #OnlyinHistory Vintage Bus history and brewery tour to explore some Visit Saint Paul history, and...
03/03/2018

Off and running on our #OnlyinHistory Vintage Bus history and brewery tour to explore some Visit Saint Paul history, and of course, some local beer at Flat Earth Brewing Company and Great Waters Brewing Company.

02/24/2018

#OnlyInHistory we come to the @mnstatefair to sample #craftbeer at the @beerdabbler event in the snow. Showing off our vintage bus to promote our history and brewery tours!
Stop by and see us for some free swag!

01/31/2018
Burwell House - #ONLYinHISTORY

On today's episode of #ONLYinHISTORY- despite the 12" of snow that day... we explore one of our "West-Metro" Vintage Bus History & Brewery Tour stops--- the Minnetonka Historical Society's beautifully historic Burwell House, in the snow...

Official #Swag has arrived for #OnlyInHistory. Sign up for one of the vintage bus history & brewery tours- each ticket w...
01/25/2018

Official #Swag has arrived for #OnlyInHistory.
Sign up for one of the vintage bus history & brewery tours- each ticket will get one complimentary!

TransportationMuseum.org/vintage-bus-tours

01/05/2018

Sneak preview of #OnlyInHistory videos coming soon!

American Swedish Institute
01/04/2018
American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

First Look: CraftBOWL
Exhibition Preview Party
January 19, doors 6:30 p.m., event 7 - 10 p.m.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members.

Join us at American Swedish Institute for the opening night of "CraftBOWL," a new exhibition project that features three internationally acclaimed craft artisans from Sweden: Jögge Sundqvist (wood), Ingegerd Råman (ceramics) and Bertil Vallien (glass) presented together for the first time.

CraftBOWL continues on view January 20 - April 8, 2018. The exhibition launches the American Swedish Institute's 2018 year-long exploration of "The Handmade."

Here's What's Happening!
• Tap into the craft mindset of Jögge Sundqvist in his "Rhythm & Slöjd" performance where "wood, sweat and woodchips" mix with rock 'n' roll.
• Stroll the galleries with Maja Heuer of Sweden's The Glass Factory, curator of Bertil Vallien's Rites of Passage installation.
• Bask in the cornfield-to-culture sounds of Minneapolis-based musician Chris Koza.
• Throw a bowl with Northern Clay Center, watch demos from Foci - Minnesota Center for Glass Arts and ASI's spoon carvers. Browse a pop-up library from the American Craft Council.
• Sample beer from Indeed Brewing Company and try some java by Tiny Footprint Coffee.

Taste the house-made culinary treats, cocktails and beverages available for purchase from FIKA at the American Swedish Institute and shop The American Swedish Institute Museum Store.

CraftBOWL also includes "101 Bowls," an eclectic installation from organizations including American Craft Council, Minnesota Museum of American Art and Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. And Bowls for Open Arms, a non-profit benefit exhibition supporting the work of Open Arms of Minnesota.

Shooting some footage today on the #topoftheworld (1929-top) for a new #OnlyInHistory #TransportationMuseum YouTube vide...
01/04/2018

Shooting some footage today on the #topoftheworld (1929-top) for a new #OnlyInHistory #TransportationMuseum YouTube video series launching soon- starting in one of our favorite cities #Minneapolis
Shhh @meetminneapolis don’t tell @visitsaintpaul we’re starting here first... we’ll get to #StPaul soon ;)

Minnesota Transportation Museum
11/30/2017

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Our holiday season is upon us at the Transportation Museum!

Explore the museum in a hands-on approach like no other museum around!!! It’s what sets our experience apart from the others.

- Real Train Rides all day long on our Empire Builder train car (included with admission).
- Family photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. For only $5.
- Free Balloon artist and face painting.
- Free Peace Coffee & refreshments!
- FREE parking
- Behind the scenes tours, food, vendors and more!

So much fun for the whole family. Just a few blocks NORTH (yes North) of the State Capitol.
10-4pm. Sat & Sun. December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17.

Tickets at the door or online here:
http://transportationmuseum.org/santa

Glensheen
10/25/2017

Glensheen

Want to experience the mansion at night?

Take a Flashlight Tour...

...Where only Flashlights illuminate the halls.

Happening tonight through Monday, October 30th. Reserve your spot online, ahead of time at glensheen.org.

Minnesota Streetcar Museum (MSM)
10/24/2017

Minnesota Streetcar Museum (MSM)

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum has not one, but TWO, Ghost Trolleys--one at Excelsior and one at Lake Harriet. Both are this Friday and Saturday nights Oct 27 and 28. Check out the posters and find more information at trolleyride.org. Be there or be square!

08/10/2017

What a great day exploring Duluth: Hartley Nature Center, Tweed Museum of Art & Glensheen, with Minnesota Association of Museums!
Museum/history lovers day of learning!

07/22/2017

Why did we join the Minnesota Association of Museums? This is why. Nowhere else are you going to find these kind of enriching and engaging experiences, filled with museum professionals from across the state, building relationships.
Next time, come join in making history fun!
#MAMSpark #MNmuseums Hjemkomst Center Comstock House

www.MinnesotaMuseums.org

The Dan Patch Electric, being fitted into its new permanent home, inside the Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum.
07/11/2017

The Dan Patch Electric, being fitted into its new permanent home, inside the Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum.

The Museum of Russian Art
02/03/2017

The Museum of Russian Art

Join us next Tuesday, February 7th for a presentation by Sandra Teitge about Russian Constructivism! We're very excited to have her at The Museum of Russian Art.

Event registration information in the comments. We'd love it if you'd join us! #TMORA #TMORAEVENTS

Union Depot
01/29/2017

Union Depot

#DoggieDepot

01/12/2017
Hennepin History Museum

Hennepin History Museum

Bring a gently used pair of shoes to Miss Teria's Night of the Unknown next Friday and we will gift you a free admission to Hennepin History Museum for a non-event day! Our shoe drive benefits Good in the 'Hood. One pair of donated shoes can feed one person for a week.

Pioneer Press
01/12/2017

Pioneer Press

The recently reopened Minnesota State Capitol is resplendent after undergoing a $310 million renovation. Take a virtual-reality tour of its major spaces, including the Rotunda, the Minnesota Supreme Court room, the House and Senate chambers, and more. Learn more about the renovation at https://goo.gl/pMh714.

Snake River Fur Post
01/12/2017
Snake River Fur Post

Snake River Fur Post

Shake off the winter blues by heading outdoors at the Fur Post. Visitors can learn about winter travel during the fur trade and join in activities like throwing a curling stone, playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake, or snowshoeing along two miles of trails. Guests can also relax indoors, enjoy a cup of cocoa before a blazing fire and watch the outdoors festivities from the visitor center.

Minnesota Historical Society
01/04/2017

Minnesota Historical Society

Today's Item of the Day from our collections is a radiophone in high impact plastic casing with telephone receiver fitted into handle on top. Manufactured by Motorola, Inc., Chicago, Illinois and used by The Soo Line railroad in the 1960s.

Remember when car phone looked like this? Cutting edge technology!

See it in our Collections Up Close blog:
http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2017/01/radiophone/

01/04/2017

Vintage safe opening...

Outdoor Revival
12/30/2016

Outdoor Revival

1936 Alaska mail truck!!!!

New Years Weekend Special:-- Any of you that worked, or had relatives who worked at the Ford Assembly Plant in Minnesota...
12/30/2016
Ford Century in Minnesota Signed Copy Hardcover Book w/2 museum passes

New Years Weekend Special:
-- Any of you that worked, or had relatives who worked at the Ford Assembly Plant in Minnesota- here's a great large hardcover book for them! Signed by the author!
History of Henry Ford's involvement in MN, and the legacy of Ford in the Twin Cities!

AND we're giving out 2 FREE Roundhouse train museum family passes with this book. ($70 value by themselves). The whole shebang with tax and shipping for $60!!!

Hardcover Book. Copyright 2016. UofM Press. *Included with this book, signed by Author Brian McMahon, are 2 FREE Roundhouse Train Museum Family passes! (a $70 value!)- Come twice, or give one to a friend- It's like getting the book for FREE! (Online special only) Book Details: How the Ford Motor Com...

12/27/2016
Museum Hack

Museum Hack

Do you like tanks? And museums? How about a museum of tanks? Our CEO and Founder went to Cairns, Queensland, Australia to visit The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Check it out!

History Daily
12/27/2016
History Daily

History Daily

In 1818, Baron Karl von Drais of Germany patented the design of a two-wheeled running machine or “Laufmaschine,” with two in-line wheels under a seat and handle bars, and was propelled if the rider push off the ground with his feet.

12/19/2016
BoomUnderground.com

Lionel Trains. Johnny Cash. What a pair!

BOOM COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL OF THE DAY features Johnny Cash for Lionel Trains:

Minnesota Transportation Museum
12/17/2016

Minnesota Transportation Museum

This weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, it's our last weekend of Santa's Train shop for the season!
Come out from 10-4pm for all kinds of fun!
Ride our historic James J. Hill, Great Northern Railway Empire Builder Train car- right out our back doors of his Jackson Street Roundhouse!

Santa & Mrs. Clause ride in on the train and then stay for photos all day!

Balloon artist, face painting, explore inside of our 125 year old train cars. Drive a locomotive video game simulator. Get a hand made souvenir from our blacksmith shop. Grab a free cup of Peace Coffee, a hot chocolate, cider and popcorn!

We love showing off our real Trains- come see what our hidden gem museum is all about!!!

More details:
http://transportationmuseum.org/holiday-and-santa

National Museum of American History
12/13/2016

National Museum of American History

What's your favorite Sinatra tune? Today in 1915: Singer Frank Sinatra is born in Hoboken, New Jersey. This is a color carbro photography of Sinatra by Nickolas Muray. It appeared on the cover of the January 1947 issue of "Modern Screen."

Do you think of Sinatra as a jazz singer? One perspective on our blog: http://ow.ly/dQ6S306Wa5d

Minnesota Transportation Museum
12/07/2016

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Come out to the Roundhouse Train Museum tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10-noon, for our TOTS & TRAINS morning children's program!
Story time, crafts, train table playtime, museum exploration-
Free hot chocolate, and Peace Coffee!
AND NOW-- Hot Dogs! available for lunch as well!!!

Tickets online or at the door!
$10 adults. $8 children 5-15. $5 toddlers 2-4.

More info:
http://transportationmuseum.org/tots-and-trains

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193 Pennsylvania Ave. East
Saint Paul, MN
55130

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