John Jamieson: Neighborhood Superhero

2021-07-07T12:30:19+00:00

One of the biggest blockbuster movies before the pandemic crept up on us at the end of 2019 was Endgame. Oh-and let’s not forget The Joker. I’m too scared to watch Joker, so I’m just going on Rotten Tomatoes (ratings) that both [...]

John Jamieson: Neighborhood Superhero2021-07-07T12:30:19+00:00

SEMCOL

2021-05-01T19:23:40+00:00

Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning had a formula for better education that looked like this:  (SEMCOL)NEW+LD+SEREADS=BE or SEMCOL/NEW+LD=BE. Math was not my forte, but one of those statements must be true.   The SEMCOL records are currently being processed and organized to be added to our archival [...]

SEMCOL2021-05-01T19:23:40+00:00

Spiff the Biff

2021-05-05T13:43:48+00:00

Imagine the spiders that would’ve been in here!  This is the men’s restroom from Lake Harriet Park in 1998 before restoration started.  The Lake Harriet Restroom Restoration Committee (LHRRC) or Spiff the Biff took on the task of restoring both the men’s [...]

Spiff the Biff2021-05-05T13:43:48+00:00

Women’s Civil Defense Council

2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

Fire safety pamphlet from the Women's Civil Defense Council collection. This flyer makes me think of those safety films we had to watch in grade school.  I remember a long walk through the bowels of the school to sit crisscross [...]

Women’s Civil Defense Council2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

From the Archives: Company B Last Man Club

2021-03-05T17:47:14+00:00

  "We are still marching on ... Let's keep in touch" Company B Last Man Club was an organization of Spanish-American War Veterans from Company B of the 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. The Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry served during the Spanish American War of [...]

From the Archives: Company B Last Man Club2021-03-05T17:47:14+00:00

Commedia Theater Company Collection

2021-03-05T17:54:58+00:00

Commedia Theater Company was a professional, improvisational touring theater from 1975 until the early-1990s. It specialized in outdoor park performances and toured across seven states within the Midwest and Canada. Former members of Shakespeare in the Streets Company created Commedia after their original company [...]

Commedia Theater Company Collection2021-03-05T17:54:58+00:00

MnDOT Right of Way Collection

2021-03-05T17:58:39+00:00

Hennepin History Museum’s archive collection of Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) materials offers a glimpse into the world of highway construction planning. The materials in the collection are mainly impartial data collected for right of way surveys done in the 1950s through the 1970s. This small snapshot into the workings [...]

MnDOT Right of Way Collection2021-03-05T17:58:39+00:00
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