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 and Online Professional Development opportunities are part of the Humanities Center's Minnesota Education Strategy.

In-Person Professional Development

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators and Education Professionals
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center (map)
Cost: $90 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and materials
Clock Hours: 8
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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

Public Programs are part of the Humanities Center's Minnesota Education Strategy.

Treaty Signers: Making the American Myth

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center (map)
Cost: $10 per person, includes light hors d'oeuvres
Clock Hours: K-12 educators can receive 2 clock hours available upon request
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An Evening with tpt's MN Original

An Evening with Sun Mee Chomet: Creating From Your Own Truth
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time:7-9 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center (map)
Cost: $10 per person, includes light snacks and materials
CEUs: 2 clock hours available upon request
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Bdote Field Trip

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center (map)
Cost: $90 per person
Clock Hours: K-12 educators can receive 8 clock hours upon request.
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Date: Saturday, August 23, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center (map)
Cost: $90 per person
Clock Hours: K-12 educators can receive 8 clock hours upon request.
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Traveling Exhibits

Always Lost: A Meditation on War is part of the Humanities Center's Veterans' Voices programming.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

April 15-April 24, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis

May 1-May 15, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester

May 25-June 5, Thomson Reuters, Eagan

July 31-August 21,  Metropolitan State University, St. Paul

September 4-September 25, South Central Community College, Faribault

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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

April 6-April 24, Rainy River Community College, International Falls

April 18-May 10 - Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall

May 4-May 13 - Greenway High School, Coleriane

May 18-May 22 - Nashwauk High School, Nashwauk

June 1-June 10 - Ridgewater College, Willmar

June 8-August 28 - Northern Lights Casino, Walker

June 15-June 19 - Ridgewater College, Hutchinson

June 29-July 15 - Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester

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