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.

Save the date for the following events and check our Event Calendar for updates and registration details.

Hosted by the James J. Hill Center

Join us 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.
Performers include Twin Cities Favorites:
Eric Webster, Tim Uren, Joshua Scrimshaw, Shanan Custer, and Joe Weisman

Sunday, February 26 | 3:30PM – Tickets available today!
Episodes include:
“The Diamond As Big As The Ritz” from Escape, originally broadcast July 21st, 1947.
“The Shadow People” from Hall of Fantasy, originally broadcast September 21st, 1952.

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

Sunday, March 26 | 3:30PM
Episode titles to be confirmed
Sunday, April 30 | 3:30PM
Episode titles to be confirmed


We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.