Weather Permitting

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Weather Permitting

Minnesotans do more than talk about the weather. They learn to cope with extreme temperatures, watch for signs of storms and generally enjoy the outdoors, whether boating on a summer's day, skiing down a hill or snowmobiling along trails through the forests. No matter the weather, it's always a nice day at the History Center when you visit the "Weather Permitting" exhibit.

"Doing an inside exhibit on weather has been a challenge," says curator Loris Sofia Gregory. "But the topic seemed a natural for the History Center because we live in one of the most extreme climates in the United States. The weather affects everything about our lives."

Weather Permitting brings to life the elements of Minnesota's theater of seasons and the ways its citizens cope with perpetual highs and lows. The exhibit draws upon the Society's collections and an ingenious array of environmental settings and cleverly clothed mannequins to present the ordeals, rituals and memories of Minnesota weather. With artifacts, photographs, multimedia shows and hands-on activities, the exhibit is an exploration of the weather's impact on our lives now and through history.

Open Monday holidays year round. Holiday Hours.

Extended Hours:

Thurs. Jan. 1, 2015, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 2, 2015, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 4, 2015, Noon to 7 p.m.