Hennepin History Museum Is Seeking New Board Members 

The Board of Directors of the Hennepin History Museum has the principal responsibility to ensure that the mission of HHM is fulfilled. This function is carried out by providing governance, leadership, and vision; ensuring the vitality and growth of the organization; representing the museum to the community, and accepting the ultimate legal authority for the organization. As a guide to these efforts, the board has created a Roles & Responsibilities document that is reviewed and affirmed annually. We are also excited to be participating in Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion, an initiative of the American Alliance of Museums.

There are vacancies on the board in the spring of 2021, and an opportunity for new members to shape the future of the organization. Board members are elected for three-year terms. A commitment of 10 hours per month is recommended. Board meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  Additional hours may be needed depending on committee work, current projects, and volunteering for events. 

Please contact Executive Director John Crippen at john.crippen@hennepinhistory.org or 612-870-1329 for more information.  

Further Information 

Hennepin History Museum brings the diverse history of people in Hennepin County to life. We help people understand their world through an exploration of local history with exhibits, public programs, a magazine, and a public research library. 

The board recently renewed the organization’s Strategic Plan, with a focus on two main goals: expanding our constituency, both through increased use of our facilities and services and through a broadened donor base; and developing a long-range facility plan to meet the current and future needs of the organization. These two goals will be the focus of the board’s attention for the next several years. 

We welcome you to consider joining the board, and sharing information to help us get to know you better: