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. 

In-Person Professional Development

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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Summer Educators' Institute

Dates: Sunday, June 26 - Friday, July 1, 2016
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Cost: $150 per person registration fee (10% discount if you register with a team of three or more) includes: all daily meals, overnight accomodations for those traveling from outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, classroom resources and materials
45+ clock hours available upon request
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This exciting professional development opportunity will fill quickly, so we encourage you to get in touch with us about spots for a team from your school soon using this online application. Registration deadline is April 15.


Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Cost: $90 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and materials
8 clock hours available upon request
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Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Cost: $90 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and materials
8 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
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
Cost: $90 per person, includes transportation to sites, lunch, and materials
7 clock hours available upon request
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An Evening of Stories with Veterans' Voices & the MOTH

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Cost: Free 
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Traveling Exhibits

Why Treaties Matter

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

2016

April 11 - April 27 - Vermilion Community College, Ely

April 25 - May 15 - Metro State University, St. Paul

May 5 - May 20 - Hill City School, Hill City

June 27 - July 17 - Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes

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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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