Hennepin History Museum is a busy place, and hosts a wide variety of events and activities, including our signature Fireside Chat series, First Free Thursdays, exhibition openings, special tours, book signings, and traditional artist demonstrations.
Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.
A Public History of I-35W
Thursday, October 10, 6-8 p.m.The building of I-35W in the 1960s connected people across Hennepin County while displacing hundreds of Minneapolis residents. Come participate in new research on this history, focusing on the stories and actions of people who lived along the 35W corridor in South Minneapolis. Greg Donofrio and Denise Pike of the Heritage Studies and Public History Program at the University of Minnesota will share what they've discovered in the early stages of this research. Learn how to get involved in this community collaborative history project.
Location: Hope Community, 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
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Last Chance: Inventions and Innovations
Sunday, October 13, 1-5 p.m.It's the last chance to visit our Inventions and Innovations exhibit! Join us for an afternoon of games, food, and fun as we celebrate past and present innovation in Hennepin County. We'll serve up local snacks while you relax with family and friends in the Great Room of our historic mansion:
Play - Reminisce with Cootie and other classic board games. Learn new games from Hopkins based game publisher Adam's Apple Games.
Shop - Enjoy discounts on exhibit-related merchandise, including Nordic Ware and Magnetic Poetry.
Win - Enter our poetry contest to win a Prince t-shirt designed by Minneapolis company Diva Rags.