Explore the city’s treasures with Doors Open Minneapolis

The MSR building is located at 3744 Fourth Ave., South in Minneapolis (MSR File Photo)
The MSR building is located at 3744 Fourth Ave., South in Minneapolis (MSR File Photo)
By MSR News Online

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) building, a local historic landmark and home to the oldest Black-owned paper in the state of Minnesota, is one of many city attractions that’ll be open to tourists during Doors Open Minneapolis.

The weekend-long event, taking place May 18-19 from 10 am to 5 pm, is part of a city-wide effort to offer the public free, behind-the-scenes access to buildings that are architecturally, culturally or socially significant.

Over 100 venues are participating in the event, including the Bakken Museum; Basilica of St. Mary; Estes Funeral Chapel, Inc; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Firefighter’s Hall and Museum; Fort Snelling National Cemetery; H. White’s Men’s Room (HWMR); Hennepin County Government Center; Hennepin History Museum; Minneapolis City Hall & Hennepin County Courthouse; Minneapolis American Indian Center; Mixed Blood Theater; Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery; Wing Young Huie Art Gallery, to name a few.

Caretakers at each site will share unique experiences that illustrate why these venues, and the people and businesses that work in them, are such marvels.

Pre-registration is not required. Just show up at your choice of venues and enjoy.

For a full venue list and more info, visit doorsopenminneapolis.org/venues.

Information provided, in part, by Doors Open Minneapolis.

This article originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

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