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Handkerchief Commemorates Minnesota Centennial

2020-12-28T20:07:04+00:00

This handkerchief, now in the collection of Hennepin History Museum, is one of many commemorative items made to celebrate the centennial of Minnesota’s statehood in 1958. It bears the Minnesota Centennial logo, with one face looking toward the past and one looking [...]

Handkerchief Commemorates Minnesota Centennial2020-12-28T20:07:04+00:00

Moving the Steven’s House

2020-11-14T20:46:45+00:00

Today, it seems too bizarre to have happened, but it did. What’s more, it happened twice. The John H. Stevens House was transported by schoolchildren. This piece of rope, held in the collection at Hennepin History Museum, is a fragment of one [...]

Moving the Steven’s House2020-11-14T20:46:45+00:00

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue

2020-11-24T22:14:56+00:00

How will we look back at the events of 2020? A perspective from Augsburg University historians  Augsburg University has a rich history going back to 1869 when it became the first seminary founded in America by Norwegian Lutherans. Today the liberal arts [...]

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue2020-11-24T22:14:56+00:00

Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band

2020-10-19T18:37:48+00:00

This marching music stand in the collection at Hennepin History Museum was used by a clarinetist in the Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band. It would have screwed into a bracket on the front of the clarinet and held sheet music so that he could see it while [...]

Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band2020-10-19T18:37:48+00:00

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg

2020-10-29T19:13:23+00:00

A Minneapolis phone book’s moment of Hollywood fame By Gary Hornseth  and Chris Steller Phone book from 1972 that Robert Redford, playing Bob Woodward, reaches for in the movie All the President’s Men. “Say, there, Ma Bell, I love the [...]

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg2020-10-29T19:13:23+00:00

Save Your Photos!

2020-09-20T12:51:31+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!2020-09-20T12:51:31+00:00

Northern Sun Alliance Shirt: Anti-Nuclear Groups of Minnesota

2020-06-30T15:59:43+00:00

The phrase “Safe Energy – No Nukes” can be found on protest signs, bumper stickers, and t-shirts like this one in Hennepin History Museum’s collection. The anti-nuclear movement in Minnesota was strong throughout the late 1970s and 80s and left an impression on the environmentalist perspectives of today. The Northern Sun Alliance was a large proponent of the movement and created this shirt with the help [...]

Northern Sun Alliance Shirt: Anti-Nuclear Groups of Minnesota2020-06-30T15:59:43+00:00

Reading the Minneapolis Uprising 

2020-06-17T16:16:56+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 2020-06-17T16:16:56+00:00

Madame Mitchell and the Hat-Making Industry

2020-05-04T21:03:54+00:00

Madame Mitchell was a talented local milliner in the late nineteenth century and the creator of this hat, which can be found in the collection of Hennepin History Museum. She worked in Chicago for twenty-five years before opening a store on Nicollet Avenue in 1883 which was known for its elegance. She sold hats and bonnets, ribbons and plumage, and many other accessories [...]

Madame Mitchell and the Hat-Making Industry2020-05-04T21:03:54+00:00
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