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Join us for the kickoff of our new walking tour and exhibit in collaboration with the St. Louis Park Historical Society – “Skunk Hollow: The Story of a Swamp” – which shines a light on the history of industrial pollution in the city of St. Louis Park.  

The walking tour and exhibit follow the transformation of a region from land and water, to industrial suburb connected by rail, to thriving residential and commercial hub. More in-depth information is provided about the manufacturing practices that led to widespread groundwater contamination in the mid-20th century and the subsequent clean-up.  

The walking tour will start in front of Doc’s Hall Event Space, 6518 Walker St., St. Louis Park, at 1:00 p.m. The tour will conclude by 2:30 p.m. 

The pop-exhibit and accompanying reception will start at 2:30 p.m. in the historic Doc’s Hall Event Space, which is the last remaining St. Louis Park commercial/industrial building from the 19th century. Appetizers will be provided, and local beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase. 

Hennepin History Museum Members: Log in to your member account for access to $10 tickets. Email membership@hennepinhistory.org with questions. Not yet a member? Join today!

Hennepin History Museum Walking Tour Policies:

  • Weather: Outdoor walking tours will proceed rain or shine unless there is lightning in the area.
  • Pets: Nonservice animals prohibited.
  • Tobacco use: Tobacco products or vaping prohibited.
  • Refunds: Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the walking tour are eligible for a refund (minus processing charges) or may be exchanged for another tour. Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure, no shows, or late arrivals are not eligible for refunds or exchanges.
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