What would you give to have just one more meal with a departed loved one? How fantastic would it be to have the chance to pull together a feast to celebrate that life? As Dia de los Muertos, the celebrated Day of the Dead, approaches with all its rituals and celebrations of the dearly departed, here ... More >>
Last year, 80,000 people gathered around the St. Paul Cathedral to watch international athletes tear down the city's streets on skates, slam into each other, hurtle over drops, and generally jockey to win the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.Now, just in time for the event to return for its s ... More >>
We're still in the throes of our Christmas food coma, but that doesn't mean we're going to kick back this week and tackle that 2012 diet early. From Kwanzaa to New Year's there still plenty of activities worth exploring this Week in Food.
Winterfest is arguably the best beer fest of the year. It is definitely my favorite. An event sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, it is open only to guild members; no out-of-state breweries here. To showcase their prowess, the state's breweries and brewpubs bring their best. Unique and t ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>
Mark RobertsBeer fans savor MN suds at WinterfestThe 2011 Winterfest beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild took place last Friday night at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. As beer festivals go, Winterfest is an intimate and elegant affair, if you can call 800 p ... More >>
The best of Minnesota beer at WinterfestWinterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>
George Eastman HouseOm rings in the New Year with contortionists. Roll into 2011 in style--poppin' bubbly with the Saints on an ice dragon luge. We've got all that and more this Week in Food. Monday 12/27 Before you pack up the tree and tinsel, take some time out for a spot of holiday tea. The ... More >>
André Karwath / WikipediaCuckoo for cacaoSerious chocoholics take note: Here's a great way to upgrade your addiction from a simple vice to a valuable skill. In conjunction with the Minnesota History Center's big exhibit on chocolate (running through January), the center is joining with Gast ... More >>
Monica WrightGorging encouragedSure, you can visit Chocolate: The Exhibition and leave the Minnesota History Center's gift shop with a cocoa-colored magnet or pencil. Or you could get into the freakin' spirit of things and indulge in one of these top five delectable (and totally local) chocol ... More >>
Sit on a sweet!Sure, the Ben Franklin exhibit was thorough and the traveling Vatican display was lavish, but the Minnesota History Center has really piqued our interest with its upcoming exhibit devoted entirely to chocolate.
The 2010 "1968 Film Festival" will take place tomorrow at the Minnesota History Center, showcasing short films triggered by any and all things related to that crucial turning point in American history; the year 1968. And the best part is, it's sure to be educational, enlightening, and it is defin ... More >>
In case you missed it earlier this year RetroRama, the annual old-school runway extravaganza, is back and coming to the Minnesota State Fair. The event will be a part of Minnesota History Center's History Day at the Fair. Five local designers will each be tackling one decade in fashion history an ... More >>
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a knack for asking simple but big questions. This year they want to know: What does 1968 mean to you? It's a question MNHS is extending to everyone for their 1968 Film Festival Competition--even to those who weren't yet a twinkle in their mother's ... More >>
Your winter self will thank you.This is the time of year that our gardens are bursting with fresh produce as tomatoes fill bowls, berries fall off the bushes, apples hang from trees, while cucumber and squash dangle from tendrils and vines. Or maybe a really amazing CSA box just arrived at your d ... More >>
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