AMONG many University of Minnesota scholarships is one named after Wen Ping Pan, a Chinese American athletic champion who came to the US in 1914 to follow his dreams and then made Minnesota his home. Wen Ping Pan was born on October [...]
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Karen Cooper has had a prominent place in the recent journey of Hennepin History Museum, contributing to the success and vitality of the Museum through financial support, scholarly contributions, and programming. Understanding that the Museum needs a stronger financial base to [...]
Looking down Washington Avenue across Nicollet and Hennepin in 1886, with the Nicollet House on the left. Image from HHM archives. Though it has long since been demolished, the Nicollet Hotel was once the pride of Minneapolis. The original Nicollet [...]
Glen Lake Sanatorium, main infirmary building and east wing, with top-floor open terraces.Courtesy of Hopkins Historical Society. What a marvel for scientists in the late 19th century to actually see what they theorized was making people ill. The world of [...]
Questions and questionable answers from the Dagny Dietrichson Collection at HHM Written by Michele Pollard, HHM Archivist A lot of questions come up during processing. A number of records don’t seem connected at first, but as processing goes on, those connections can [...]
by Sue Dorweiler If you set out to raise more than $1,000,000 for your community, how would you do it? Maybe you’d do what the folks in Hamel, Minnesota, did more than 40 years ago when they held their “first annual” Hamel [...]
The Museum is announcing a new program to provide the tools, training, guidance, and inspiration for our members and the public to experience their own personal family stories. Radical Roots: New Approaches to Family History is a multi-faceted program that takes advantage [...]
To find Excelsior’s segment of the Yellowstone Trail, head west on Highway 7, turn right on Eureka Road, right on Mann Lane, right on Seamans Drive. You’ll practically be back on Highway 7 as the road curves into the Yellowstone Trail. [...]
Local artist Paul F. Johnson completed this watercolor titled Heffelfinger Fountain in 1952. The Heffelfinger Fountain resides in Lake Harriet’s Rose Garden. It is around ten feet tall and made of bronze with a marble basin. Decorated with fauns and satyrs, the [...]
Basset Creek Watershed, image credit Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission The Forgotten History of Bassett Creek by John Davenport, HHM Volunteer To many residents of Minneapolis, Bassett Creek, or Bassett’s Creek, is either unknown or unfamiliar, but has quite an [...]