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.

October 1

Exhibit opening: A Look at Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanatorium

1 to 4 PM

Exhibit opening for the Glen Lake Sanatorium exhibition, with book launch of “Interrupted Lives: Tuberculosis in Minnesota and at Glen Lake Sanatorium.” Presentation by Mary Krugerud at 2 p.m.. The event is co-sponsored by the Hennepin History Museum and the Hopkins Historical Society.

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

October 20

Third Friday: Seance

6 to 9 PM

We will be hosting a Seance in our 1923 mansion. Madame Margery will be presiding, and you never know who else might show up. There will be two séance seatings, at 6:30 and 7:45.
Tickets for the seance are $20, which includes admission to the museum for the evening. (Admission without the seance seating is $10.) Tickets available soon!

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

November 16

Third Friday: Ready, Set, Etiquette!

6 to 9 PM

With holidays just around the corner, it is an ideal time to brush up your etiquette. Marilyn Pentel of Mannerly Manners will be our guide as we learn not only which water glass belongs to us and which bread plate is ours on a crowded table, but she will also offer tips on how to engage a stranger in conversation at a party or politely get out of a conversation with someone you know all too well, such as a relative.
($10; $8 HHM members)

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

December 15

Third Friday: Holiday Caroling Party

6 to 9 PM

You asked for more singing and we obliged! Relax with us at the end of the year for a holiday party. Weather permitting, we will carol around the neighborhood as they did in earlier eras, then return to the house to warm up and sing some more. There will be people at the museum for those who don't want to go out.
($10; $8 HHM members)

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