Need to gather a fresh stash of History Facts for parties? Then don’t miss two jammed-packed tours at the 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting that are crammed with visits to different and unique museums and heritage sites.
Museums of Minneapolis
Wednesday, September 17
8:30 am–5 pm
Minneapolis is home to many unique museums and this tour provides a sampling of those museums. Begin your day at the baseball museum at Target Field, the Home of the Minnesota Twins, then explore the Mill City Museum housed in the ruins of one of the largest flour mills in the world. Next, visit the Hennepin History Museum and the Museum in the Streets, a heritage walking tour of Lake Street which figures prominently into the history of Minneapolis. Finally, the tour will visit the world’s only Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum for a taste of the world cultures who call Minnesota home.
Railroads in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Saturday, September 20
Railroads made St. Paul a national transportation hub. Explore St. Paul’s newly renovated Union Depot through which, at its peak in the 1920s, there were 282 train movements daily. The Minnesota Transportation Museum, housed in the Jackson Street Roundhouse where you see the restoration of railroad equipment, including vintage steam engines and many exhibits featuring local and regional railway history. Finally end your afternoon with a train ride on the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway.
Tour fee in addition to Annual Meeting registration fees.