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Saving the Oakland — designed by Harry Wild Jones

2024-05-06T11:29:46-05:00

Original stone carvings and stained-glass windows after restoration. A raging fire can be the final blow to an aging building. The historic Oakland at 215 South 9th Street, now mostly encircled by surface parking, was ablaze on October 9, [...]

Saving the Oakland — designed by Harry Wild Jones2024-05-06T11:29:46-05:00

Fruitful Searching in the FamilySearch Database

2024-03-28T16:14:29-05:00

BY SUSAN WEINBERG When I first began genealogy research, I went out every year to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. At that time, records were not digitized, and research meant cranking through microfilm. Today, technology has changed the [...]

Fruitful Searching in the FamilySearch Database2024-03-28T16:14:29-05:00

Not always warm but always welcoming: Minnesota has the right climate for literary arts

2024-01-29T19:54:02-06:00

By Ames Sheldon During the 1950s and ‘60s, the Twin Cities was purposefully created to become a cultural center because the locally born CEOs of the major corporations and other community leaders worked to make sure they could attract talented employees who [...]

Not always warm but always welcoming: Minnesota has the right climate for literary arts2024-01-29T19:54:02-06:00

Oral Histories are a Valuable Resource

2024-01-05T14:40:59-06:00

Photo by Kasey Keeler by Michele Pollard Ȟaȟá Wakpádaŋ Bassett Creek Oral History Project Since the summer of 2020, Hennepin History Museum archive has seen an increase in oral history donations. Perhaps there has never been a better time [...]

Oral Histories are a Valuable Resource2024-01-05T14:40:59-06:00

Headline: The People Who Lived in a Barn

2023-12-01T17:02:14-06:00

BY MARY KRUGERUD  Billee Kraut and Butch Johnson lived in a barn. That’s how they were known around Hopkins and Minnetonka. They were the people who lived in a barn.  When the couple purchased the gray barn on Shady Oak Road in [...]

Headline: The People Who Lived in a Barn2023-12-01T17:02:14-06:00

History is not boring — our neighbors agree

2023-09-02T13:05:05-05:00

June 30, 2023 Linden Hills History Study Group by JoEllen Haugo For more than 26 years the Linden Hills History Study Group (LHHSG) has offered local history programs in Southwest Minneapolis. The organization was initiated by history-loving neighbors. Some were volunteers [...]

History is not boring — our neighbors agree2023-09-02T13:05:05-05:00

Minneapolis Mayor Under Fire

2023-09-02T12:58:10-05:00

This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, 2023, Vol. 82, No. 1 by Charlie Maguire Returning home from a dinner on February 6, 1947, Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey asked armed police chauffeur Vern Bartholomew to pull to the curb in [...]

Minneapolis Mayor Under Fire2023-09-02T12:58:10-05:00

OUR BUILT HISTORY

2023-09-02T12:53:52-05:00

Jumping the tracks, paying the freight by Bill Beyer This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, 2022, Vol. 81, No. 3 Several railroads raced west from Minneapolis after the Civil War, slicing through St. Louis Park and Hopkins. In 1867, [...]

OUR BUILT HISTORY2023-09-02T12:53:52-05:00
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