#MAMSPark Events


Red Wing / March 31 / transportation from St. Paul provided

MAM is heading down the river to Red Wing to hear about exciting work being done in Goodhue County! Come hear from other professionals about how they're building connections with their community and hear from state leaders on the importance of diversity and inclusion in your institution! Space is limited so register early.

$10 for Members

$15 for Non-Members



1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tasting Southeast Minnesota’s History and Heritage: Maple Syruping In Goodhue County!

Hok-Si-La Municipal Park and Campground

co-presented with Red Wing Environmental Learning Center


Discover how the Goodhue County Historical Society has collaborated with two community partners, the Hok-Si-La Municipal Park and Campground and the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center to connect their visitors and museum’s mission to the environments they share in Southeast Minnesota.  Jason Jech, Executive Director of the Red Wing ELC will guide us through their maple syrup program, showing the major steps involved and sharing tasty samples!    


In this session, we’ll not only get taste of Southeast Minnesota, participants will learn how to create collaborative educational programs that help museums connect their visitors to the natural environments we share.   We’ll learn both the pros and cons of these types of programs, and discuss strategies museums can pursue to connect visitors to our natural surrounding.  How can programs like this inform our organization’s commitments to the environment, and how might they inform inward looking sustainable practices we can pursue as museum professionals?

Please be prepared to be outdoors in all weather conditions.



3:00 – 4:15 pm

Creating More Diverse, Inclusive and Welcoming Museum Environments

Goodhue County History Center

Get a guided tour of the Goodhue County History Center lead by Casey Mathern, Curator of Objects & Exhibits, and discover the strategies they are developing to make their museum more diverse, welcome and inclusive. Minnesota Historical Society’s Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement will facilitate a short discussion on what diversity looks like in museums across Southeast Minnesota, and strategies museums can use to engage diverse communities and the publics we’d like to connect with.  




Happy Hour and Social Mixer

Red Wing Brewing Company

Retreat to the Red Wing Brewing Company for the Southeast Minnesota museum meet-up of the year! Part social hour, part workshop, you’ll get introduced to the variety of beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that the Red Wing Brewing Company is creating, making their community more vital!  MAM will provide a fun introduction to working with logic models, testing our skills as we ‘evaluate’ their drinks!  Meet museum professionals from all over Southeast Minnesota, 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 11:30am, returns at 7pm
Load / Unload At The Minnesota Transportation Museum (Free Parking)
119 Granite St E, St Paul, MN 55117
Bus Does Not Stop For Meals - Packed Meals Welcome

Thank you to our museum partner, Goodhue County Historical Society!

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