Events Statewide

May is a month to engage in Historic Preservation! Celebrate Minnesota heritage by attending various events in May across the state!

Happening all month long

Visit any Main Street Community in Minnesota
A full list of both Designated and Associate Main Streets can be found here.

Preservation Themed Heritage Menus at The Red Stag Supper Club
New theme each week based on architectural era or style. Created by Executive Chef TJ Rawitzer:
Victorian era (1890s) – May 5 -11
Bungalow (1920s) – May 12 – 18
Tudor (1930s) – May 19-25
Mid-Century Modern (1950s) – May 26 – June 1

Tour Glensheen Mansion in Duluth!

I’m New Here: Introducing the Library at MHS
Every Saturday in May, 9:15-10:15am
Research the history of a house or neighborhood! Get acquainted with the library’s resources including how to use catalogs, request materials and purchase photocopies. Information here. 

Summit Ave Walking Tours via Minnesota Historical Society
Starting at James J. Hill House
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
11am and 2pm Saturdays; 2pm Sundays
Information here.

Tours of the Faribault Woolen Mill
Tours at 10am, 11am, & 1pm; free and open to the public
Built in 1892, this mill is the oldest manufacturing company in Minnesota and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Website here, email for information.

Christ Church Lutheran tours
Second Sunday of every month, 11am
3244 34th Ave S; free.



May 1, 7pm—Milwaukee Avenue: Community Building in Minneapolis, with author Robert Roscoe
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St Minneapolis
Information here

May 3, 1-4pm—Hubbard House Opening Day
Mankato, MN
Information here.

May 7, 5:30pm—Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
Council Chambers, City Hall
315 West 4th Street

May 10, 2-5pm—Historic Pub Crawl: Red Wing
Join Red Wing Downtown Main Street and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota for an afternoon of beer and history in historic Downtown Red Wing!
Information and tickets here

May 13, 4:30 pm—Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Public Hearing
Council Chambers
Room 317, City Hall
350 S 5th St                    

May 14, 5:30-6:30pm—Happy Hour with a Preservationist: The Soo Line Building
501 Marquette Ave S Minneapolis
Organized by Preserve Minneapolis. More information here

May 15, 6:30-7:30pm—Walking Tour: Stories from the State Hospital
State Hospital, Fergus Falls
Story Telling Walking Tour led by Chris Schuelke, Executive Director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, presents the history and legends of this remarkable institution in a story telling format. You will discover why the hospital was such an important institution for over 110 years. Information here. 

May 20, 6-8pm—Preservation Month Celebration at Pioneer Endicott
Pioneer Endicott
141 E 4th Street
St Paul, MN 55101
Sneak-peek of renovation happening at the former Pioneer Press building and Cass Gilbert designed Endicott Building. Food truck on site, complimentary wine for attendees, open house with wine and chocolate sampling and after hours access to the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s new exhibit space. Information and tickets here.

May 20, 7-8:30pm—St Paul Heritage Preservation Awards
City Hall, Lower Concourse and Room 40
15 W Kellogg Blvd
Details here.

May 22, 5:00pm—St Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Public Hearing
City Hall/Courthouse Lower Level Room 40
15 W Kellogg Blvd

May 27 4:00pm—Rochester Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
City Hall Room 104
201 4th St SE

May 27, 2:00pm—Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting
City Hall Room 303
411 W 1st St

These are just handful of events across the state during Preservation Month. If you’d like to add yours to the list, contact Ramona Haines, Development Coordinator at