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.
Mapping Prejudice Volunteer Transcription Event
Thursday, November 8, 5 - 8 p.m.Has the Owning Up exhibit sparked your curiosity about the Mapping Prejudice project, deeds, and covenants? Join us for a work session. Penny Petersen will guide you through the process. Bring your laptop and learn how you can contribute to building the Mapping Prejudice map of racial covenants in Hennepin County. Museum admission for volunteers is free, but please reserve your space in advance here.
Community Event: 100th Anniversary World War I Remembrance
Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.Location: Flagpole plaza at 45th Avenue North and Victory Memorial Drive, Minneapolis
Join with Hennepin County residents along Victory Memorial Drive Sunday, November 11, to recognize Veterans Day and the centennial of the World War I armistice. The armistice ended fighting on land, sea and air between U.S. allies and their last opponent, Germany.
- Lowering of the flag
- Prominent speakers on the war's local history
- Musician Robert Robinson
- Moment of silence at 11 a.m.
Hennepin County is sponsoring this event in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and City of Robbinsdale. Learn more at hennepin.us/victorymemorialdrive.
Storytelling: Keys to Homes In Our Hearts
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m. - SOLD OUTHennepin History Museum is pleased to welcome storytellers from across our community for Keys to Homes In Our Hearts, an afternoon of object-based storytelling. Nine tellers, from different cultural backgrounds, bring stories about objects that represent "home" to them, where ever they find themselves in the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear personal stories from people with unique life stories, from Egyptian-American, Jewish- and Swedish-American, Pakistani-American, Ojibwa, Filipino-American, Somali-American, Cambodian-American, African American and European-American perspectives.
Third Friday: Home Fires Burning: True Stories That Happened Here
Friday, November 16, 6 - 9 p.m.Don't miss this very special narrative evening of storytelling about the complex connections between humans and geography. Acclaimed storyteller Amy Salloway hosts a roster of performers that includes award-winning playwright and author Heidi Arneson; Church Basement Ladies creator Jessica Zuehlke; 2017 Story Slam MN! Grand Champion Gregory Pickett, and others. We will wrap up with an open mic segment where you, the audience, can share your own true story of a place you've held close, or been grateful to leave - places that make up your personal geography.
Tickets available, $10, $8 members
Holiday Book Sale
Friday through Sunday, November 23 - 25
Come visit us for our Holiday Book Sale to find those special holiday gifts! We will have a variety of books that are duplicates or are out of circulation for sale. You never know what you might find!
1 - 5 p.m. each day
Paperbacks: $1, or 12 for $10
Hardcovers: $2, or 6 for $10
Admission to the sale is free.