EXHIBITS

Now on View

Hennepin History Museum's exhibitions highlight the diverse and rich history of Hennepin County, the most populous county in Minnesota.

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Eat Street at 20

"Eat Street 20: in their own words." How did "Eat Street," the length of Nicollet Avenue famous for its range of delicious destinations, develop? Who were the men and women who built these businesses, and how did they shape the street? How has the neighborhood changed over the years? And why "Eat Street," anyway? This exhibition turns the spotlight on the evolution of one of Hennepin County's favorite streets.

"Eat Street at 20" is based on an oral history project by Spotlight Oral History and Whittier Alliance . Historic photos will show the street's evolution, and cooking instruments, from the restaurants themselves, will give viewers an insight to the different styles and techniques of cooking used around the world. You'll get an inside look at the oral history project,,and get a chance to listen to and read the transcripts from interviews with some of the local entrepreneurs who helped to shape Eat Street into the place that we know today.
We hope you are inspired by these stories and lend your own voice to the exhibit's interactive components!

Included in admission: $5 adults, $3 senior/student, free for 6 and under. Free for HHM members (memberships start at only $35)

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

September 7, 2017 through February 25, 2018

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A Look at Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanatorium

“A Look at Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanatorium”, an exhibit presented in partnership with the Hopkins Historical Society and based upon the work of Glen Lake historian Mary Krugerud. Visitors will gain a glimpse into what life was like for the patients and staff at one of the nation's most progressive sanatoriums and learn more about history and treatment of tuberculosis, a the disease that is still with us today.

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

Opening Reception October 1, 1 - 4 PM free and open to to the public.

October 1, 2017 through January 7, 2018

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Artist's Paradise

Urban & Rural Landscapes

Please join us for our exhibition,"Artist's Paradise: Urban and Rural Landscapes," featuring rarely seen local landscape art from Hennepin History's collection!

See Loring Park through the eyes of a 19th century artist... while it was still an orchard in the rural outskirts of the city.
Enjoy multiple perspectives on longtime favorite Hennepin County icon, Minnehaha Falls.
Check out the Chain of Lakes as they were painted in the 1870s and 1880s.
Ponder 1990s Eden Prairie as seen through the lens of a contemporary photographer working with vintage equipment.

Included in admission: $5 adults, $3 senior/student, free for 6 and under. Free for HHM members (memberships start at only $35)

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

May 11 through October 15