Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

3:30PM – Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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!”  – Attendee

Hear from The Kings of Cole – a celebration of jive vocal and cocktail blues groups of the 30s and 40s’ – before and after the show. A great compliment to the radio vibe!

“The Kings of Cole”: Jim Kennedy (Piano) & Joe Weismann (Bass)

Date: Sunday, February 26th
Time: Band – 3:00pm to 3:30pm (Doors open at 2:45pm)
Show – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Band – 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Fee: $15 per person

Episodes #1 “The Diamond As Big As The Ritz” from Escape, originally broadcast July 21st, 1947. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s dark comedy about the one-percent, John T. Unger, a young college student, spends the summer with the Washingtons, a family so unimaginably rich they live outside the law. Can John rescue the lovely Kismine from a sadistic life of luxury, or will they both be destroyed by her father’s madness?

Episodes #2 “The Shadow People” from Hall of Fantasy, originally broadcast September 21st, 1952. When dark forces descend upon her parents, a distraught woman seeks help from a self-proclaimed master of the supernatural. Is it already too late, or can one family save humanity from… the Shadow People?

Please note MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY will also be joining us on:

Sunday, March 26th (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
Sunday, April 30th (3:30pm to 4:30pm)


February 26
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States


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!