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

2021-11-19T14:23:54+00:00

This portrait, by J. Theodore Johnson (1902-1963), an American Realist and the Head of the Department of Painting at the Minneapolis School of Art in 1938, depicts Lyman Wakefield II.  Wakefield held many titles in his life: Lieutenant Commander of the U.S. Navy, President of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, and Trustee of [...]

The Father of Figure Skating in Minnesota2021-11-19T14:23:54+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

From the Magazine: Water travelers

2021-09-10T16:52:46+00:00

Water travelers: Fredrick-Miller Spring by Charlie Maguire This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 I grew up where the drinking water never tasted good. Our well water was so full of minerals that we [...]

From the Magazine: Water travelers2021-09-10T16:52:46+00:00

From the Magazine: When Hollywood Came to MSP

2021-09-09T21:59:24+00:00

By Bruce Bruemmer This article was originally published in Hennepin History, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021 Four "display" airplanes were parked around the cylindrical Cooper Theatre in St. Louis Park in preparation for a special premiere of the movie, Airport. Its [...]

From the Magazine: When Hollywood Came to MSP2021-09-09T21:59:24+00:00
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