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Hotels shut their doors to Black artists

2022-04-29T10:41:27-05:00

Before Marian Anderson was denied Constitution Hall, Minneapolis’ Dyckman Hotel refused the famous contralto lodging by Jokeda “JoJo” Bell Marian Anderson’s most famous challenge to American Jim Crow occurred during her April 9, 1939, performance at the Lincoln Memorial. After the Daughters [...]

Hotels shut their doors to Black artists2022-04-29T10:41:27-05:00

Edward Baker – mastermind of the skyways

2022-03-30T11:32:00-05:00

Photo courtesy Irac Nathanson. By Iric Nathason When Minneapolis skyways first appeared in the early 1960s, local skeptics questioned the long-term viability of these new pedestrian walkways that spanned downtown streets. But skeptics were won over as skyways began to [...]

Edward Baker – mastermind of the skyways2022-03-30T11:32:00-05:00

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

2022-01-31T10:30:33-06:00

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

Long Meadow Bridge

2021-12-21T20:11:30-06:00

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

2021-11-23T18:38:54-06:00

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

From the Magazine: Native dugout canoes

2021-10-27T23:29:26-05:00

Centuries-old Native dugout canoe housed at Hoċokata Ti in Shakopee By Keith B. Anderson This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 Dugout canoes were vital resources for early Minnesota Native Americans. Carved from a variety [...]

From the Magazine: Native dugout canoes2021-10-27T23:29:26-05:00

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs

2021-09-28T18:25:38-05:00

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs: The Story of Spruce Shadows Farm By Cynthia de Miranda This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Spring 1999, Vol. 58, No. 2 Advertisements for Spruce Shadows Farm from Minnesota Guernsey News [...]

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs2021-09-28T18:25:38-05:00

From the Magazine: Made in Minneapolis

2021-09-22T20:27:24-05:00

Made in Minneapolis, sewn all over the world By Samantha R. Crossland This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 When we think of home sewing patterns, we tend to think of the [...]

From the Magazine: Made in Minneapolis2021-09-22T20:27:24-05:00

From the Magazine: Water travelers

2021-09-10T16:52:46-05:00

Water travelers: Fredrick-Miller Spring by Charlie Maguire This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 I grew up where the drinking water never tasted good. Our well water was so full of minerals that we [...]

From the Magazine: Water travelers2021-09-10T16:52:46-05:00
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