I'd been eyeing a couple of Minnesota History Center exhibits for ages and noticed recently that admission is free after 5 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. (Tonight's visit - spoiler alert! - sealed the deal that I simply must just buy a Minnesota Historical Society membership because I want to support the good work that they do and also visit the History Center anytime.)
The big exhibit right now is called Then Now Wow and pulls together the "wow" moments that define Minnesota's history.
Anyway, there aren't enough adjectives for how fascinating I found the exhibit, both in terms of the content and how it was assembled. The whole experience is about as far away from the stereotypical quiet museum as you can imagine. It's multisensory and multilayered and interactive and brilliantly creative in conveying an enormous range of Minnesota experiences, people and events in one project. The level of detail is incredible. I was so impressed.
We both learned a lot. Josh gives a thumbs up to Minnesota:
And then we stumbled across a nearby exhibit that was all about Minnesota weather, and the whole visit got even better. Weather!
Friends, I highly recommend a trip over to the History Center. I'll be back soon, hopefully with a membership card in my hand, because I need to see two more exhibits: Minnesota's Greatest Generation and The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. (And maybe go back for another peek at the weather one, too.)