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Now more than ever, our community is grateful for the sacrifices that healthcare professionals make every day.

Join us for this virtual event as HHM Curator Alyssa Thiede discusses highlights of her research for our new exhibit Local Heroes. She welcomes exhibit collaborators Carol Oeltjenbruns and Rondine Mehling to share stories from the collection at Hennepin Medical History Center. Learn about Dr. David Buel Knickerbacker, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Dr. Claude Hitchcock, and Dr. Ernest Ruiz.

Local Heroes pays tribute to the long tradition of healers and caretakers throughout early Hennepin County history, who devoted themselves to the caring for others, even in the face of adversity. Explore their stories of medical innovation, trailblazing and dedication.


Image credit: Photo of Sister Kenny in the Minneapolis Morning Tribune, December 4, 1941

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