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Local Heroes is now on display in our main gallery, and with this exhibit we are proud to present a new online feature.

Many of our members and guests do not yet feel safe going out, and the history that Local Heroes tells is too compelling to keep inside the four walls of our museum. So here for the first time is an online version of the entire exhibit: under each section heading below is the full text, illustrations, images and even photos of each artifact. We want to share these important stories with as many people as possible.

Of course, nothing can replace seeing historic artifacts in person, nor the experience of discovery going through a museum. With that in mind, if you can join us in person, please do; but if not, please enjoy this online version. Either way, be sure to let others know about the inspiring stories of these local heroes, brought together here exclusively at Hennepin History Museum