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Fighter with a big heart: activist, journalist, MSR stalwart Mel Reeves passes at age 64


Article/image reprinted by permission of Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.    It is with deep sadness that we announce that Mel Reeves, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) community editor, passed away on January 6, 2022, from complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia. He was 64 years old.  Reeves [...]

Fighter with a big heart: activist, journalist, MSR stalwart Mel Reeves passes at age 642022-01-31T09:58:00-06:00

Planting seeds for more than 100 years: the Northrup King Building


Seed Catalog. 1916. Courtesy University of Minnesota Libraries, Anderson Horticultural Library.   By William Burleson    Buildings aren’t often consigned to one purpose through their entire lives. Typically, buildings outlive their original businesses and are either replaced or repurposed. And [...]

Planting seeds for more than 100 years: the Northrup King Building2022-01-31T10:30:33-06:00

Call for poetry submissions


Hennepin History Museum seeks poetry about love! Send us writing that deals with all kinds of love in all its stages. Interpret the theme such that it incorporates or references a historical event(s) or figure(s). We are open to all genres; however the [...]

Call for poetry submissions2022-01-20T20:57:57-06:00

Long Meadow Bridge


By:  Denis P. Gardner  This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 3, 2021   The city of Bloomington, Hennepin County’s second-largest city, recently preserved a piece of its engineering history – the Long Meadow Bridge, built by the Illinois Steel [...]

Long Meadow Bridge2021-12-21T20:11:30-06:00

Hennepin History Magazine Receives Recognition Award


The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded Hennepin History magazine, published by Hennepin History Museum (HHM), an honorable mention in its annual Publication Design Competition, Magazines/Scholarly category, for 2020. AAM has been recognizing excellence in print media for more than 30 [...]

Hennepin History Magazine Receives Recognition Award2021-11-23T18:38:54-06:00

A Community of Support


Hennepin History Museum is pleased to announce a period of free museum admission through the generous support of our neighbors at North Bay Companies. As we continue to create inspiring programs and exhibits, sponsorships like this allow the museum to reach new [...]

A Community of Support2021-10-02T02:59:46-05:00

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue


How will we look back at the events of 2020? A perspective from Augsburg University historians  Augsburg University has a rich history going back to 1869 when it became the first seminary founded in America by Norwegian Lutherans. Today the liberal arts [...]

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue2021-03-05T17:15:26-06:00

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg


A Minneapolis phone book’s moment of Hollywood fame By Gary Hornseth  and Chris Steller Phone book from 1972 that Robert Redford, playing Bob Woodward, reaches for in the movie All the President’s Men. “Say, there, Ma Bell, I love the [...]

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg2021-03-05T17:17:19-06:00

Bowties: The Life and Stories of Carl Richard Jacobi


  Image from HHM Collections Carl Richard Jacobi was an author and Minneapolis resident throughout his entire life. Considered phenomenal by contemporaries such as H.P. Lovecraft, Jacobi’s writing spanned from pulp fiction to journalism to horror. His personality showed in his [...]

Bowties: The Life and Stories of Carl Richard Jacobi2020-01-08T21:05:43-06:00
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