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Reading Room

The Reading Room wows visitors with the soaring ceiling, beautiful pillars and stacks of books. The Reading Room is used for large events, speakers, workshops and strategic planning sessions. There are multiple options for layout, equipment and AV rental.

Capacity: 250 people (325 for standing room only)

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Empire Room

The Empire Room is one of the highlights of The Hill. Adorned with beautiful woodwork, fireplace and a 12-foot wood table, it is a great space to invite an important guest or have a meeting.

Capacity: 12 people

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Great Northern Room

The Great Northern Room is ideal place to hold a board meeting or planning meeting. 14 people can sit around the conference table in executive leather chairs. The room has Wi-Fi and a flat screen smart TV for presentations.

Capacity: 14 people

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Glacier National Park Room

The Glacier National Park Room can fit up to 18 people and is perfect for a breakout session or can be reconfigured for a smaller group.

Capacity: 18 people

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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.