#MAMSPark Events


Duluth / August 9 / transportation from St. Paul provided

MAM is heading up to Duluth to hear about great work being done on the shores of Lake Superior! Get ready to talk about history + nature with the Hartley Nature Center and get in on a discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion in your institution at the Tweed Museum of Art. Round out this awesome afternoon with a boozy workshop and networking time on the shores of the lake at Glensheen! Space is limited so register early.

$10 for Members

$15 for Non-Members



3:00 – 4:00 pm

Walking the Sustainability Trail: Place-based education and sustainability operations at Hartley Nature Center

Hartley Nature Center


Hartley Nature Center staff will take us on a tour of their campus and buildings, focusing on how their campus is a reflection of their mission, bridging natural history, stewardship, and sustainability. What can museums learn from our environmental education peers? What collaborations and strategies can our respective fields share and where does our work overlap? Come find out!


Please be prepared to be outdoors in all weather conditions.



4:00 – 5:00 pm

Expanding Audiences, Encouraging Diversity at Tweed Museum of Art

Tweed Museum of Art

Get a guided tour of the Duluth's Tweed Museum of Art and discover the strategies they are developing to make their museum more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. This University of Minnesota museum will inspire us to look within our own institutions and think critically about how our own museums can be inclusive and relevant in an ever-changing world. The Minnesota Historical Society's Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement will facilitate a short discussion on what diversity looks like along the North Shore and throughout Northeastern Minnesota and we'll talk about strategies museums can use to engage communities.



5:00 – 8:00pm

Happy Hour and Social Mixer: On Dock at Glensheen

Glensheen Museum

co-presented with Bent Paddle Brewing

Relax by the shores of Lake Superior and enjoy a fresh beverage on the lavish grounds of Minnesota's number one historic museum, Glensheen. Glensheen teamed up with Bent Paddle Brewing to create Northeastern Minnesota's museum meet-up of the year! Part social hour, part workshop, you'll get introduced to a variety of beverages that regional Bent Paddle Brewing is creating to make their community more vital. MAM will provide a fun introduction to working with logic models, flexing our professional muscles as we "evaluate" their drinks. Meet museum professionals from the North Shore and get networked!


Free transportation provided by our partners at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. A coach bus will leave from the Minnesota Transportation in the morning and return that evening. Space is limited so register early. There is no additional cost and price is the same for members and non-members, just make sure you register for the bus option when you check out!


Bus departs at noon for Duluth and returns to St. Paul at midnight.
Load / Unload At The Minnesota Transportation Museum (Free Parking)
119 Granite St E, St Paul, MN 55117
Bus does not stop for meals — packed lunches encouraged

Thank you to our museum partners: Hartley Nature Center, Tweed Art Museum, and Glensheen!

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