Call for poetry submissions

2022-01-12T19:03:53+00:00

Hennepin History Museum seeks poetry about love! Send us writing that deals with all kinds of love in all its stages. Interpret the theme such that it incorporates or references a historical event(s) or figure(s). We are open to all genres; however the [...]

Call for poetry submissions2022-01-12T19:03:53+00:00

Let’s Talk About CRT

2022-01-03T22:27:29+00:00

There was a popular song in the early 90s called "Let's Talk About Sex." Needless to say, the music video got a lot of attention, but the song wasn’t bad either. It held up because the premise made sense - sex is [...]

Let’s Talk About CRT2022-01-03T22:27:29+00:00

Long Meadow Bridge

2021-12-21T20:11:30+00:00

By:  Denis P. Gardner  This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 3, 2021   The city of Bloomington, Hennepin County’s second-largest city, recently preserved a piece of its engineering history – the Long Meadow Bridge, built by the Illinois Steel [...]

Long Meadow Bridge2021-12-21T20:11:30+00:00

Hennepin History Magazine Receives Recognition Award

2021-11-23T18:38:54+00:00

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded Hennepin History magazine, published by Hennepin History Museum (HHM), an honorable mention in its annual Publication Design Competition, Magazines/Scholarly category, for 2020. AAM has been recognizing excellence in print media for more than 30 [...]

Hennepin History Magazine Receives Recognition Award2021-11-23T18:38:54+00:00

The Father of Figure Skating in Minnesota

2022-01-05T17:33:09+00:00

Photo courtesy of Jim Niforopulos. Lyman Wakefield II, pictured here, held many titles in his life: Lieutenant Commander of the U.S. Navy, President of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, and Trustee of the Minneapolis Downtown Council are among them. But the title that caught my [...]

The Father of Figure Skating in Minnesota2022-01-05T17:33:09+00:00

From the Magazine: Native dugout canoes

2021-10-27T23:29:26+00:00

Centuries-old Native dugout canoe housed at Hoċokata Ti in Shakopee By Keith B. Anderson This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 Dugout canoes were vital resources for early Minnesota Native Americans. Carved from a variety [...]

From the Magazine: Native dugout canoes2021-10-27T23:29:26+00:00

Building the Perfect Clubhouse

2021-10-27T19:55:05+00:00

Quick! Think of the word “clubhouse”. What image comes to mind? Do you see found boards or even cardboard boxes cobbled together with “KEEP OUT!” painted across the entrance? Leave it to a librarian to do things differently. In 1907, Gratia Countryman, [...]

Building the Perfect Clubhouse2021-10-27T19:55:05+00:00

Streetcars and Buses and Trains, Oh My!

2021-10-07T21:09:57+00:00

  Street Car Scene by Paul Johnson Public transportation is a vital part of many people’s lives. It creates less pollution, and the average cost for a year of public transport is cheaper than the cost of a car’s gas [...]

Streetcars and Buses and Trains, Oh My!2021-10-07T21:09:57+00:00

A Community of Support

2021-10-02T02:59:46+00:00

Hennepin History Museum is pleased to announce a period of free museum admission through the generous support of our neighbors at North Bay Companies. As we continue to create inspiring programs and exhibits, sponsorships like this allow the museum to reach new [...]

A Community of Support2021-10-02T02:59:46+00:00

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs

2021-09-28T18:25:38+00:00

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs: The Story of Spruce Shadows Farm By Cynthia de Miranda This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Spring 1999, Vol. 58, No. 2 Advertisements for Spruce Shadows Farm from Minnesota Guernsey News [...]

From the Magazine: Country Life in the Suburbs2021-09-28T18:25:38+00:00
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