Historic Fort Snelling

National Historic Landmark

Mailing Address:
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111
Directions

Hours

Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
 
Open Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
 
Sept-Oct:
Sat Only 10 am-5 pm
 

 

Admission

Get Tickets
  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 veterans and active military
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.
  • Free parking

 

Contact

612-726-1171

Connect with Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling on Twitter Historic Fort Snelling on Facebook Minnesota History Center on Flickr

2017 Jun 23

Weather Forecast
 

Sound Recordings

During World War II, radio station KSTP-AM broadcast a variety of news and entertainment programming from a temporary recording facility at Fort Snelling. Programs included the dramatic teleplays This Is Your Army and The War Chest Show as well as news reports from reporter Ken Barry.

This Mothers' Day episode follows Mother (Ramona Wyman) as she receives a hand-written letter from her son, Private First Class Ken, and a recorded letter from another son, Captain Paul, both voiced by Ken Barry.

This final episode is a retrospective narrated by Staff Sergeant Ken Barry and KSTP staff announcer/producer Dick Kothe. Performers include the Andrews Sisters, singing "Shoo Shoo Baby;" the Fort Snelling Military Band; and the 125-voice Japanese-American Choir.

This installment, which begins in mid-episode, follows a soldier blinded during the war who has returned home and is feeling hopeless. He speaks with a neighborhood girl who encourages him to go to the University of Minnesota, where other visually impaired students are receiving an education.

In this news bulletin, reporter Ken Barry announces headlines from around the world, including the publication of names of major European war criminals; British Prime Minister Atleigh's cabinet appointments; Italy's control of foreign trade; and the progress of the war in Japan.

In this news bulletin, reporter Ken Barry announces headlines from around the world, including a Japanese raid on Okinawa; Pierre Laval's testimony at the trial of Philippe Pétain; and the exclusion of Spain from invitations to join the United Nations.

In this outtake, KSTP president and general manager Stanley E. Hubbard rehearses a public service announcement congratulating Fort Snelling and KSTP staff on three years of collaboration. The text of his speech is identical to Hubbard and Moore announcement No. 2.

In this outtake, KSTP president and general manager Stanley E. Hubbard rehearses a public service announcement congratulating fort and KSTP staff on three years of collaboration. The text of his speech is identical to Hubbard and Moore announcement No. 1.

In this outtake, Fort Snelling public relations officer Captain Fred B. Moore rehearses a public service announcement thanking KSTP staff for three years of service. Hubbard and Moore announcement No. 4 constitutes an alternate take of the same announcement.

In this outtake, Fort Snelling public relations officer Captain Fred B. Moore rehearses a public service announcement thanking KSTP staff for three years of service. Hubbard and Moore announcement No. 3 constitutes an alternate take of the same announcement.