Just minutes before the special legislative session was slated to begin Tuesday, the Minnesota Historical Society announced that it will reopen its 26 sites and museums on Saturday, after a three-week closure caused by the budget shutdown.
Of course, officials noted: “This reopening schedule is contingent upon the passage of a budget bill by the legislature and signing by the Governor.”
The society’s two music series will also resume after the shutdown:
- The first Mill City Live concert at Mill City Museum will be Thursday, July 22.
- The first “9 Nights of Music” concert at the Minnesota History Center will be Tuesday, July 26.
Officials estimate that the shutdown meant a loss of about 40,000 visitors to the society sites.