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What would happen if the Rolling Stones held a concert, and nobody came?

2023-09-02T12:41:24-05:00

This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, 2022, Vol. 81, No. 2 The Rollling Stones at their first Minnesota concert, Big Reggie's Danceland, Excelsior, June 12, 1964. Photo by Mike Waggoneer by William Burleson When the Rolling Stones came [...]

What would happen if the Rolling Stones held a concert, and nobody came?2023-09-02T12:41:24-05:00

Hennepin History Museum Salutes Longtime Supporter Karen Cooper

2023-05-04T11:01:17-05:00

September 6, 2022 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 [...]

Hennepin History Museum Salutes Longtime Supporter Karen Cooper2023-05-04T11:01:17-05:00

The Nicollet Hotel: A Landmark of Minneapolis Cooperation

2023-05-04T11:02:18-05:00

July 28, 2022 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 [...]

The Nicollet Hotel: A Landmark of Minneapolis Cooperation2023-05-04T11:02:18-05:00

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota

2023-05-13T14:47:51-05:00

July 28, 2022 The Glen Lake Sanatorium East Cottage, with fresh air tent. 1920.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 [...]

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota2023-05-13T14:47:51-05:00

Archivist’s Musings

2023-05-04T11:04:24-05:00

July 1, 2022 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 [...]

Archivist’s Musings2023-05-04T11:04:24-05:00

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo

2023-05-04T11:05:22-05:00

June 30, 2022 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 [...]

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo2023-05-04T11:05:22-05:00

Radical Roots: New Approaches to Family History

2023-05-04T11:06:29-05:00

June 29, 2022 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 [...]

Radical Roots: New Approaches to Family History2023-05-04T11:06:29-05:00

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 

2023-05-04T11:09:15-05:00

May 27, 2022 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 [...]

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 2023-05-04T11:09:15-05:00

Heffelfinger Fountain

2023-05-04T11:10:01-05:00

May 25, 2022 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 [...]

Heffelfinger Fountain2023-05-04T11:10:01-05:00
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