Spiff the Biff

2021-04-15T16:13:28+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 Biff2021-04-15T16:13:28+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

Jerry Sears: A Story of Slavery in Minnesota

2019-12-09T19:09:24+00:00

Usually the first location that comes to mind when thinking about topic of slavery is the southern United States. However, Minnesota, “the Star of the North,” has a long and dark history as part of the nation’s greatest shame. The most infamous case of slavery in the Minnesota [...]

Jerry Sears: A Story of Slavery in Minnesota2019-12-09T19:09:24+00:00

The Bethany Home for Unwed Mothers: Fighting for the “Fallen”

2021-03-05T18:12:08+00:00

In celebration of International Women’s Month it seems appropriate to explore one of the many untold stories surrounding the women of Hennepin County. Being a woman, much less a mother, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was no easy feat. Women were confined to the private [...]

The Bethany Home for Unwed Mothers: Fighting for the “Fallen”2021-03-05T18:12:08+00:00

Pond-Dakota: Living Through Language

2021-03-05T18:13:26+00:00

Image from HHM Archives The Dakota, like many American Indian communities, passed down information orally over generations, without incident. However, during ever-important treaty negotiations, under the pressure of white settlers to cede territory, the Dakota were forced to rely on [...]

Pond-Dakota: Living Through Language2021-03-05T18:13:26+00:00
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