Get in on the grand opening of Somalis + Minnesota, set for 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, June 23, at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. The show features artifacts, photos, and stories of Somali history from Mogadishu to life in Minnesota today.
The exhibit was developed in partnership with the Somali Museum of Minnesota, which houses a collection of artifacts and offers educational programs about Somali traditional culture.
Among the exhibit highlights:
- Visit an Aqal Soomaali — a reconstructed nomadic hut imported from Somalia.
- Learn about Somalia’s history through a rare collection of photographs and objects, with commentary by Somali historians now living in Minnesota.
- Meet Somali Minnesotans through videos and interactive photo panels.
The June 23 opening celebration includes free admission to the museum, family activities, plus sambusas and Somali tea.