James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102


Wed-Sat 10 am-3:30 pm
Sun 1-3:30 pm
Art Gallery:
Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Sun 1-4 pm
Closed major holidays


  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors and college students
  • $6 children 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members.



2016 Apr 28

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Power Couples: Selections from the Permanent Collection

View more than 20 portraits from the MNHS collection exploring couples throughout Minnesota history, including husbands and wives, fathers and sons, sisters and even an aunt and uncle. This exhibit also highlights the changing style in portraiture over the last 175 years.  

Featured couples are famous historic figures—like James J. and Mary T. Hill and fur trader and politician Henry Rice and his wife Matilda—as well as lesser known people, such as 20th-century orthopedic surgeon John F. Pohl and his wife Alice. The portraits include work by Minnesota artists Elof Wedin, Clara Mairs, Melvin Smith and more.

Power Couples runs Jan. 15-May 15, 2016.

Exhibits may be viewed as part of regular tours or with gallery-only admission of $2.