Penumbra Theatre to celebrate 40 years of artistic expression with new Minnesota History Center exhibit

St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Lou Bellamy to create an artistic forum for African American voices in the Twin Cities. Forty years later, the theater company is still creating thought-provoking performances, increasing public awareness of African American contributions, and igniting social change. Coming this February—timed to open during Black History Month—Penumbra … [ Read more]

Minnesota Historical Society announces new director of American Indian Initiatives

Since 1849, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has developed into one of the largest and most prestigious historical societies in the U.S. On December 5, an esteemed curator will join their staff to helm the museum’s American Indian Initiatives. The St. Paul–based MNHS announced the appointment of Joe D. Horse Capture in a press release. Horse Capture is an enrolled … [ Read more]

The Legend of Joe Rolette: The Most Interesting Man in Minnesota History

  There’s a thing called ghosting, in which a person breaks off all communication with the world, ignoring all texts, calls, e-mails, semaphore flags, ASL, telegrams, etc. (Parents: Ask your kids if this is still unclear.) The New York Times discovered it when Charlize Theron went AWOL on Sean Penn. You may remember that Wisconsin legislators … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/13-3/16

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. The weekend is just around the corner and our Weekend Events Preview is here to help you brainstorm. Should you go to a local art show on Thursday? Maybe enjoy the Great Outdoors at Fitger’s Bockfest? Sample local beer and wings all day at the Wings & Beer Fest? Or … [ Read more]

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Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest

The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest will bring some of America’s favorite craft beers to The Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul on March 29th, 2014. General Admission and Designated Driver tickets available on Friday, February 7th at 12:00pm (CST) online and at selected retailers. Rare, vintage, and one-of-a-kind beers from 30 national breweries and … [ Read more]