Public Programs

The James J. Hill Center’s impressive atmosphere and soaring architecture invites visitors to push the limits of possibility.

The Hill not only supports entrepreneurs at all stages of development but also hosts engaging cultural experiences for the entire community.

The Hills’ Speaker Series, Meet the Expert, Workshops, Business Networking and 1 Million Cups takes entrepreneurs and transforms them from amateurs to experts by connecting them to thousands of business resources they can use to reach their highest potential. When entrepreneurs find belonging among others who are equally driven, creative, and industrious…business succeeds.

In addition the Hill produces Culture between the Columns  which showcases local artists of all kinds and pulls the community together to celebrate the spirit of creativity.

Check out our Events Calendar to stay up to date.

Ticket Refund Policy:  There will be no exchanges, returns or refunds issued for any tickets listed for sale through the James J. Hill Center. Substitutions are welcome.



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.