We want to be the first ones to say, "Welcome to Saint Paul!" We're so glad that you moved to Minnesota, and we want to make sure you feel like you are an official member of our community.   

You see the key to surviving your first Minnesota winter is a warm hat, but not just any hat -- an Elmer Fudd, earflap faux fur hat.

The Minnesota History Center hosted the Welcome Hat ceremonies bi-monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. Thousands joined us for nights highlighting the best of their new community: listening to local music, grabbing a drink and sampling local food, discovering a variety of local businesses and organizations, plus, a local celebrities were on hand to make sure they had the proper head gear for the winter season.

September 6:  Welcome Hat - 1 Year 1000 Hats event with:

  • Hat Presenter: Mayor Chris Coleman
  • Special guests such as Paul Bunyan, Mudonna
  • Music by ZULUZULUU
  • Local food vendor offerings
  • Details about the exciting future of the Welcome Hat

Future Welcome Hats are in the planning stages and are expanding to cover both St. Paul and Minneapolis. Check back for details.

If you are a business, organization or community group interested in tabling at our Welcome Hat events, click HERE to complete a brief form and a member of our team will be in touch!


Upcoming dates:    sign up for MSP Hello e-mail updates from Make It. MSP. |                      email Alexis Yeboah for information at alexis.yeboah@socialimpact.mn |      visit the MakeItMSP.org Newcomer Calendar and watch for a new MSP Hello portal in 2017