Holdingford – We Are Water MN

Art in Motion on the Lake Wobegon Trail 1400 4th St, Holdingford, MN, United States

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Free

West St. Paul – Sketches of Minnesota

West St. Paul Sports Complex 1650 Oakdale Ave, West St. Paul, United States

Registration now open! Join the Minnesota Humanities Center, Danger Boat Productions, and local host partners for the inaugural Sketches of Minnesota civic improv comedy tour! These free events will use laughter and comedy to celebrate Minnesota communities, promote dialogue, bridge divides, and help find ways to work constructively across differences in today’s political environment.

Free

St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Fort Snelling State Park 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN, United States

SOLD OUT. K-12 educators will receive 5 clock hours. Learning from Place: Bdote is an immersive experience that brings participants to sites of great significance to Dakota people in the Twin Cities. Participants will learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories that have often been left out of our state’s history.

$75

St. Paul – Juneteenth Reckoning with Slavery: MN African American History

OMG Studios 550 Vandalia Street Suite 220, St. Paul, United States

Co-produced by OMG Studios and the Minnesota Humanities Center, this documentary challenges our understanding of slavery, its impact on Minnesota, and how we reconcile our past by taking viewers on a present-day journey to Ghana, to the quarters of Harriet and Dred Scott, and into conversations with current and future scholars.

Free

North Branch – We Are Water MN

North Branch Area Library 6355 379th St., North Branch, MN, United States

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Free

St. Paul – Juneteenth Breakfast featuring Bakari Sellers

St. Paul Event Center 400 Wabash Street North #320, St. Paul, United States

The 2024 Juneteenth Brunch will feature a keynote address and community conversation with Bakari Sellers on the thesis of his new book, "The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn’t and How We All Can Move Forward Now." Sellers is a CNN political analyst and lobbyist for the government of Liberia, and a former member of the South Carolina legislature.

Minneapolis – Kumbayah the Juneteenth Story

Northrop 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, United States

Minnesota Humanities Center and Northrop are proud to bring Kumbayah the Juneteenth Story to the Twin Cities in collaboration with Sweet Potato Comfort Pie and local organizations. In 2021, Juneteenth was written into law as a national day of observance. Following, on February 3rd, 2023, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Minnesota.

Free

St. Paul – An Evening of Haiku and Anishinaabe Song with Kimberly Blaeser and Gordon Henry, Jr.

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Join us for a very special evening of poetry and music with two esteemed poets and writers, Kimberly Blaeser and Gordon Henry, Jr. Our two guests will share haiku, Anishinaabe dream songs, and music, as well as conversation with one another and the audience on their work and inspirations.

Free

St. Paul – Indigenous Nations Poets: Poetry Reading

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), in partnership with Indigenous Nations Poets (IN-NA-PO) is honored to present an evening of poetry readings with this year’s IN-NA-PO fellows and visiting writers.

Free

Duluth – Sketches of Minnesota

Zeitgeist Center for Arts 222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN, United States

Registration coming soon! Join the Minnesota Humanities Center, Danger Boat Productions, and local host partners for the inaugural Sketches of Minnesota civic improv comedy tour! These free events will use laughter and comedy to celebrate Minnesota communities, promote dialogue, bridge divides, and help find ways to work constructively across differences in today’s political environment.

Free

St. Paul – Shakespeare in Our Parks: Twelfth Night

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is delighted to host Classical Actors Ensemble during the 10th season of Shakespeare in Our Parks! Join us on the MHC lawn as we cheer, laugh, and swoon at this year’s production: “Twelfth Night, or What You Will.”

Free

Glencoe – Sketches of Minnesota

Glencoe City Center 1107 11th Street East, Glencoe, United States

Registration coming soon! Join the Minnesota Humanities Center, Danger Boat Productions, and local host partners for the inaugural Sketches of Minnesota civic improv comedy tour! These free events will use laughter and comedy to celebrate Minnesota communities, promote dialogue, bridge divides, and help find ways to work constructively across differences in today’s political environment.

Free