Programs & Events

The Minnesota Humanities Center is dedicated to bringing informative, enlightening, and engaging events to educators and the community. Whether you are a teacher looking to expand your humanities-based content in the classroom, or simply want to deepen your understanding of the changing world around you, the Humanities Center is committed to providing all Minnesotans opportunities to build relationships, listen to stories, and learn from one-another. 

Professional Development

In-Person Professional Development

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives Workshops

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106
Cost: $90 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and materials
8 clock hours available upon request

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Using Blues Vision in the Classroom

Date: Friday April 29 and Saturday, April 30
Time: 1-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
Location:Minnesota Humanities Center
Intended Audience: Secondary Educators (Grades 6-12)
Cost: $110, inquire about available scholarships if this is a barrier
14 clock hours available upon request

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Online Professional Development

Increase  Engagement Through Absent Narratives
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators
Cost: $30
Clock Hours: 6
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The Abolitionist Movement
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: 6-12 Educators
Scholar: Dr. Keith Mayes
Cost: $15
Clock Hours: 2
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Black Independent Institutions in the Revolutionary Era
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: 6-12 Educators
Scholar: Dr. Keith Mayes
Cost: $15
Clock Hours: 2
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African American History in Minnesota
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators
Cost: $30
Clock Hours: 6
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Public Programs

Bdote Field Trips

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106
Cost: $90 per person, includes transportation to sites, lunch, and materials
7 clock hours available upon request

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Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106
Cost: $90 per person, includes transportation to sites, lunch, and materials
7 clock hours available upon request

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Traveling Exhibits

Why Treaties Matter was created in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Why Treaties Matter

2016
January 28-February 12 - Cloquet High School, Cloquet

February 1-February 21 - Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona

February 22 - March 9 - Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet

February 29 - March 23 - Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria

March 19 - April 1 - Floodwood School, Floodwood

March 30 - April 17 - Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis 

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Water/Ways - Museum on Main Street

2016
June 25-August 7 - Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Spicer/New London

August 13-September 25 - Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter

October 1-November 13 - Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing

November 19-January 1 - Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone

2017
January 7-February 19 - Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro

February 25-April 9 - Becker County Historical Society, Detroit Lakes

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