Culture in the Columns

The James J. Hill Center is not only a hub for entrepreneurial support but also a venue where the community can gather and celebrate a historic venue that supports and promotes local artists and cultural organizations. Check back for updates on concerts, performances and other creative projects.  Please also visit our calendar to keep up to date on Hill programming and events.


Join us at the James J. Hill Center for stories from the classic old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and trivia. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society restages the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode is performed live on stage with five actors playing multiple roles AND producing all of the sound effects.

“Wonderful people, beautiful place, and an artistic experience that I’ll remember forever!”  – Previous Attendee

Sunday, September 24th (3:30PM – 4:30PM)
Sunday, October 29th (3:30PM – 4:30PM) – Special Halloween Performance

Registration to open August 1, 2016



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We are pleased to announce the completion of our elevator renovation at the James J. Hill Center. This project was financed in part with funds provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation. It will greatly increase our ability to serve patrons with accessibility needs.

Please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit our brand new elevator!