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The Power of Paper


Bill of sale for Slye family slave called London, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1722 I’m sure you’re aware that Hennepin History Museum has an archive of historic documents and photos, but we also have digital collections. Although we don’t have a [...]

The Power of Paper2024-05-08T13:54:57-05:00

Our Friends at MDL


Explore Hennepin County History Online with the Minnesota Digital Library By Stephanie Hess, Minnesota Digital Library Digital Curator St. Anthony Falls milling district with trestle bridge and Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, 1895. The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) contains digitized [...]

Our Friends at MDL2024-04-05T12:06:19-05:00

Minnesota Pandemic Oral History


Just when I thought it was safe to go to public gatherings without a mask – healthy immune system, fully vaccinated, small group of people, COVID jumped all over me! The new variant of the virus saw me as “fresh meat” [...]

Minnesota Pandemic Oral History2023-12-30T12:10:28-06:00

Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ = VCPC + LA²


The equation in the title came about as a way for me to remember what I was writing about. Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ is the Dakota name for Bassett Creek. In 2021, Valley Community Presbyterian Church (VCPC) sought to take its land acknowledgement [...]

Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ = VCPC + LA²2023-06-08T14:48:39-05:00

Frederick Roach: The everyman’s bike seller


January 4, 2023 1902 Frederick Roach bike shop at 519 Hennepin Ave. From Hennepin History Museum photo collection. Did you get one of these for Christmas?  Perhaps you found a horse under your tree, but more likely you’ve gotten [...]

Frederick Roach: The everyman’s bike seller2023-05-04T10:48:48-05:00

The Memory Lab


September 6, 2022 This is a screenshot of an image in the digitization process in the Hennepin History Museum Memory Lab. Did you know that Hennepin History Museum has a memory lab? That sounds like it could be either [...]

The Memory Lab2023-07-22T10:28:32-05:00
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