Watch: Sneak peak at the MNHS Somalis + Minnesota exhibit


The majestic Minnesota History Center overlooking downtown St. Paul has dedicated its expansive 3rd Floor Gallery to its latest exhibit, titled Somalis + Minnesota.

The exhibit puts a spotlight on Somali history and tradition, and paints an intimate portrait of a culture that has helped to shape the thriving Minnesota we know and love today. Developed through collaboration between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Somali Museum of Minnesota, the hall features an extensive collection of traditional items, artifacts, and photos, as well as firsthand stories of Somali history from Baadiye to Mogadishu, to the long journey across the ocean, and the lives made here in Minnesota.

Watch the video above for a colorful, dynamic look at Somalis + Minnesota before you go and visit. The exhibit runs June 23, 2018 – June 9, 2019.

Learn more here: Somalis + Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center

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Born and raised in the suburbs of Saint Paul, MN, Brandon has immersed himself into being a local and sustainable advocate for delicious living. Working for the best Chef’s in the Twin Cities before becoming the Residence Chef at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence and personal Chef for the Zimmern family. Foraging, eating, parenting, writing, cycling, consulting, catering and hosting pop up dinners are what his free time entails.