From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith

2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

Lena Olive Smith: Civil Rights in the 1930s by Jackie Sluss This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Winter 1995, Vol. 54, No. 1   Lena Olive Smith and client at Olive Hair Store, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Courtesy Minnesota [...]

From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

From the Magazine: Brought to Light

2021-02-19T14:45:59+00:00

Brought to Light: The University of Minnesota’s heritage of slavery by Christopher P. Lehman This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Spring-Summer 2016, Vol. 75, No. 2. The grand, stately William Aiken House of Charleston, South Carolina, is [...]

From the Magazine: Brought to Light2021-02-19T14:45:59+00:00

From the Magazine: Twin Cities’ Black Golfers

2021-02-13T20:46:01+00:00

Twin Cities’ black golfers have a legacy of fighting discrimination by Tina Burnside Charles Rodgers started playing golf at age five in his hometown of Memphis, TN, because his mother played golf. Rodgers spent many days on the golf course playing [...]

From the Magazine: Twin Cities’ Black Golfers2021-02-13T20:46:01+00:00

From the Magazine: Spokesman for the Community

2021-02-05T14:39:36+00:00

Spokesman for the Community: Cecil Newman and His Legacy of African American Journalism by Iric Nathanson This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Fall 2010, Vol. 69, No. 3 "Because we believe in Minnesota and its people [...]

From the Magazine: Spokesman for the Community2021-02-05T14:39:36+00:00

Handkerchief Commemorates Minnesota Centennial

2021-03-05T17:07:51+00:00

This handkerchief, now in the collection of Hennepin History Museum, is one of many commemorative items made to celebrate the centennial of Minnesota’s statehood in 1958. It bears the Minnesota Centennial logo, with one face looking toward the past and one looking [...]

Handkerchief Commemorates Minnesota Centennial2021-03-05T17:07:51+00:00

Moving the Steven’s House

2021-03-05T17:14:18+00:00

Today, it seems too bizarre to have happened, but it did. What’s more, it happened twice. The John H. Stevens House was transported by schoolchildren. This piece of rope, held in the collection at Hennepin History Museum, is a fragment of one [...]

Moving the Steven’s House2021-03-05T17:14:18+00:00

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue

2021-03-05T17:15:26+00:00

How will we look back at the events of 2020? A perspective from Augsburg University historians  Augsburg University has a rich history going back to 1869 when it became the first seminary founded in America by Norwegian Lutherans. Today the liberal arts [...]

From the Magazine: Hennepin County Dialogue2021-03-05T17:15:26+00:00

Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band

2021-03-05T17:16:30+00:00

This marching music stand in the collection at Hennepin History Museum was used by a clarinetist in the Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band. It would have screwed into a bracket on the front of the clarinet and held sheet music so that he could see it while [...]

Minneapolis Journal Newsboys’ Band2021-03-05T17:16:30+00:00

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg

2021-03-05T17:17:19+00:00

A Minneapolis phone book’s moment of Hollywood fame By Gary Hornseth  and Chris Steller Phone book from 1972 that Robert Redford, playing Bob Woodward, reaches for in the movie All the President’s Men. “Say, there, Ma Bell, I love the [...]

From the Magazine: Dialing Dahlberg2021-03-05T17:17:19+00:00

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes

2020-10-27T13:14:10+00:00

Desegregating South Minneapolis Housing: Tilsenbilt Homes of 1954 by H. Lynn Adelsman This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Spring 2005, Vol. 64, No. 2 In 1952 Camille Keller bought a home on 43rd Street and Third [...]

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes2020-10-27T13:14:10+00:00
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