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.
Field Trip! A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls
Wednesday, August 7, 6 - 8 pmMeet on the grass south of Dairy Queen, 4740 Minnehaha Ave.
The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. Crooks, landowners, saloon owners, and hoteliers went to the Falls to turn a profit or to raise a little ruckus. The conflict between moral upright society and the dissipated partiers at the Falls is a fascinating and forgotten story.
Being Veteran: Stories from Humans of Minneapolis
Saturday, August 10, 2 - 4 pmWhen was the last time you intentionally listened to another person's perspective? Being Veteran is the second in a series of panel discussions in conjunction with the Being Human: Stories from Humans of Minneapolis exhibit at Hennepin History Museum. Each event is meant to foster understanding and awareness between the people in our community. Being Veteran features a panel of people who have been highlighted as part of the Humans of Minneapolis storytelling project. They will share their lived experiences as they relate to being a Veteran. The conversation will be moderated by HOM Founder & Executive Director, Stephanie Glaros.
Light refreshments will be served.
Co-Hosted by Humans of Minneapolis