Join the Minnesota Historical Society in observing Women’s History Month

Minnesota History Center

(St Paul, MN) — February 29, 2024 – Join the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) in honoring the remarkable achievements and contributions of women throughout history. Explore engaging exhibits, programs, and books that highlight women’s impact in Minnesota.

Mill City String Quartet: Women Composers, Women Performers, Minnesota History Center*

March 16, 2 pm–3 pm

The Mill City String Quartet (MCSQ) is an all-female, award-winning chamber ensemble based in the Twin Cities since 2007. To commemorate Women’s History Month, MCSQ will be playing music composed by women. Registration is recommended, but not required. Cost: Free


Hear Her Stories, Mill City Museum

March 23, 7 pm–8:30 pm

Mill City Museum and Story Arts of Minnesota, with host Jen Scott, will hold an evening of storytelling in recognition of Women’s History Month. Attendees will hear true stories – funny, poignant, and inspiring – from contemporary women inspired by history and women of the past. Cost: $10-$15 and up

Women of the Big Lake, Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

This exhibit takes visitors on an inspiring journey through artistic expressions of Mille Lacs Band members Maude Kegg, Batiste Sam, Margaret Hill, and Cherly Minnema. Through their arts, writings, and teachings, these gifted women pass their cultural knowledge on to future generations. Cost: $8-$10, free with MNHS membership

It Took Courage: Eliza Winston’s Quest for Freedom 

Preorder Available, Release Date: April 16th

Discover the never-told story of Eliza Winston, an enslaved woman bought by President Andrew Jackson and held by his relatives for over twenty-five years, who eventually won her freedom in a Minnesota courtroom. In It Took Courage, Minnesota Book Award winner Christopher P. Lehman sheds light on Winston’s remarkable journey, challenging historical narratives and revealing her resilience. Preorder now and celebrate Women’s History Month with this groundbreaking tale of courage.


*Funding for this program is provided in part by the Emily Anne Staples Tuttle Fund and the Music Performance Trust Fund.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.

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