Hennepin Circle

Welcome to the Hennepin Circle, a loyal community of supporters who are propelling our growth. Hennepin History Museum is a small and ambitious organization, so your gift at the Hennepin Circle level has a transformative impact on our work. By joining you help fund key initiatives, including:

  • Presenting engaging exhibits co-created with community
  • Growing museum programming, including off-site programs that engage diverse topics and audiences
  • Developing a clear and informed vision for critical updates and renovations to our historic building
  • Launching the next generation of our award-winning Hennepin History magazine

Hennepin Circle members recognize the breadth, vitality, and importance of our work and are dedicated to our community-based approach of exploring and preserving the diverse stories of this region. We invite you to join today at one of the below giving levels.

Hennepin Circle Membership Levels & Benefits

$1,000+ / year  OR  $80+ / month

All lower-level member benefits* plus:

  • Discounted space rentals
  • Eight hours free access to the Memory Lab per year
  • Recognition on our donor wall and website

$2,500+ / year  OR  $208+ / month

All lower-level member benefits* plus:

  • Private group tour for you and up to ten people
  • Meeting with program or exhibit collaborators of the museum

$5,000+ / year  OR  $416 / month

All lower-level member benefits* plus:

  • Designate your support towards sponsorship of HHM public programs, exhibits, library, building, or magazine

$10,000+ / year  OR   $833 / month

All lower-level member benefits* plus:

  • Recognition at an exhibit or program series of your choosing

* To view a complete list of member benefits visit the Membership Page of our website

Please contact claire.lesliejohnson@hennepinhistory.org with questions or for more information.

We thank the following Hennepin Circle members for their leadership and generosity.

Individual Support

$10,000 and above

Caroline Christian Dunn

John & Janet Watson

Karen Cooper

$5,000 and above

Glenn & Teri Woythaler

Jacqueline R. deVries & Timothy Jones

$2,000 and above

Carole J. Larson

David Wilson & Michael Peterman

Eleanor & Fred Winston

John Bertossi

Jon & Lisa Lewis

$1,000 and above

Amanda Zweerink

Anders Christensen

Charles Test

Desiree Whitney

Elizabeth Hinz

Janis Clay & Elam Baer

John Crippen & Sheila Stuhlman

Judy Schwartau

Karen Faster

Ken Hafften

Kim Jeppesen & Jeff Strand

Mari Yomota & Aaron Kurland

Michael & Elizabeth MacDonald

Miriam & Erwin Kelen

Nancy & Douglas Verdier

Pamela Moore

Rebecca Planer

Rebecca Timm

Rolf T. Anderson

Ruth Drolsum

Sandra Morris

Seth Goodspeed

William & Cheryl Hogle

William B. & Suzanne C Payne

Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

$10,000 and above

Hennepin County

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board

The Nash Foundation

$5,000 and above

S. P. Andersch Trust

Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

$1,000 and above

Charles B. Sweatt Foundation

GHR Foundation

The Head Family Foundation

Hess, Roise and Company

Open Door Foundation