Documenting Our Experiences

Documenting Our Experiences is a place for Hennepin County residents to share their stories and contribute to the historical record. Our hope is to gather stories over different periods of time to preserve snapshots of our lives, especially now during a situation that’s changing so rapidly.

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George Floyd and Racial Justice

This Documenting Our Experiences project focuses on the recent unrest surrounding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the aftermath of protests, cries for justice, and community rebuilding. We realize events are still unfolding. If it’s too soon for you to share your story now, please contact the museum archivist if you would like to share your story later.

How has the murder of George Floyd and the aftermath affected you?

Share your story by filling out our online form.


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The COVID-19 Health Crisis and the Stay at Home Order

Starting in March of 2020, in response to the health crisis, statewide stay at home orders kept many individuals and families at home. Schools closed and classes moved online. Non-essential businesses were required to close, causing many Minnesotans to seek relief from job loss. The impact was felt across the state and the nation.

How has the COVID-19 health crisis and stay at home order affected you?

Share your story by filling out our online form.