“Close the Schools:” Public Reaction to Closures During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

2021-04-15T16:12:52+00:00

Minneapolis Morning Tribune, October 22, 1918 The influenza pandemic of 1918 created tense disagreements in Minneapolis and perhaps no man found himself caught in the middle more so than Dr. Harry Guilford. Serving as the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Guilford led Minneapolis’s response to the [...]

“Close the Schools:” Public Reaction to Closures During the 1918 Flu Pandemic2021-04-15T16:12:52+00:00

Save Your Photos!

2021-04-15T16:14:30+00:00

The last Saturday in September is Save Your Photos Day. Here is a handy infographic from our archivist with tips on organizing and storing your old photos.   Want to print it? Download PDF here

Save Your Photos!2021-04-15T16:14:30+00:00

Reading the Minneapolis Uprising 

2021-04-15T16:14:56+00:00

Minneapolis, and the United States as a whole, is facing its history in a new and urgent way. The death of George Floyd has reverberated around the globe, and we in Hennepin County find ourselves at the center of it all. Hennepin History Museum [...]

Reading the Minneapolis Uprising 2021-04-15T16:14:56+00:00

HSR and Building Update – October 2018

2021-04-15T16:23:02+00:00

It has been a very busy summer and early fall at Hennepin History Museum. Our project to produce a Historic Structure Report (HSR) passed the 75% milestone as required by the grant requirements and is scheduled for completion by the end of [...]

HSR and Building Update – October 20182021-04-15T16:23:02+00:00

Fun with Historic Plaster. Or, Unintended Consequences

2021-04-15T16:29:52+00:00

Hennepin History Museum is located in a beautiful historic building. It's a very solid building, but it is nearly 100 years old and it does need some maintenance and upgrades. Recently we've identified a ceiling that is at immediate risk of falling, [...]

Fun with Historic Plaster. Or, Unintended Consequences2021-04-15T16:29:52+00:00

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse at the Owning Up Exhibit Design Process

2021-04-15T16:33:07+00:00

Hennepin History Museum's upcoming exhibition, Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. The exhibit,  guest curated by students in the University of Minnesota's Heritage Studies and [...]

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse at the Owning Up Exhibit Design Process2021-04-15T16:33:07+00:00

Update on Historic Structure Report progress – June 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Hennepin History Museum is now working with Collaborative Design Group (CDG) on our Historic Structure Report (HSR). Eight architectural firms responded to our Request for Proposals and toured the building. All eight submitted bids for the [...]

Update on Historic Structure Report progress – June 20182021-04-15T16:37:32+00:00

Inventions & Innovation Collection at Hennepin History Museum

2021-04-15T16:38:31+00:00

Great news! Hennepin History Museum has received a Legacy grant to catalog our Invention & Innovation collection. As many of our readers know, we are currently working on a large-scale full inventory of our collections. This project is a segmentation of this [...]

Inventions & Innovation Collection at Hennepin History Museum2021-04-15T16:38:31+00:00

Happy Birthday, Hennepin History Museum! We’re Celebrating 80 Years of Local History.

2021-04-15T16:40:02+00:00

Image, above: Hennepin History Museum c. 1958 Today is the day: Hennepin History Museum is celebrating our 80th anniversary! On April 11, 1938, a group of residents interested in the preservation of local history gathered in the Hennepin County Commissioners’ chambers to [...]

Happy Birthday, Hennepin History Museum! We’re Celebrating 80 Years of Local History.2021-04-15T16:40:02+00:00
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