Events

Hennepin History Museum is a busy place, and hosts a wide variety of events and activities, including our signature Fireside Chat series, First Free Thursdays, exhibition openings, special tours, book signings, and traditional artist demonstrations.

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.

June 16: Third Friday at the Museum
Midsommer

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a special Midsommer edition of our monthly Third Friday After Hours at the museum!

Many countries, including those in Scandinavia, celebrate Midsummer, the last day before the sun turns southward again. We welcome the trio Vindonia, from Sweden. Vindonia plays Nordic traditional tunes in a personal style, featuring Lise Enochsson, Scanian folk singing; Karin Blom, Jämtland fiddle; and Susan Syverson on Celtic harp. We will have traditional Swedish Midsommar favorite jordgrubbstärta (strawberry cake).

We're also celebrating the publication of the summer issue of Hennepin History magazine - come meet some of the writers and subjects, see featured historic items from the collection, and color your own page of Eldon Tessman's Brooklyn Park potato farm.

$10 ($8 HHM members); includes light all activities, entertainment, and light refreshments.

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.

Friday June 16: Summer Magazine Launch Celebration

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join us for a special celebration of our summer issue of Hennepin History magazine!

Meet the writers and interview subjects, see museum artifacts pulled from the collection for the summer issue, and color your own page of Eldon Tessman's Brooklyn Park potato farm.
Also celebrate Midsommer with Vindonia, a Swedish folk trio.

$10 ($8 museum members)

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.